Punk band slips onto Beyoncé new vinyl

Source:AFP Published: 2017/9/19 20:13:40

Beyoncé has become increasingly experimental, but this sounded a bit much: some fans who bought vinyl of her latest album "Lemonade" wound up with music from a Canadian punk band.

ZEX - an Ottawa hardcore quartet whose songs include "Child Soldier" and "Burn the Flag" - posted on Facebook a yellow record labeled as Beyoncé's "Lemonade" playing on a turntable, but the sound was guitar power chords and shouted vocals.

Columbia Records in a statement acknowledged a manufacturing mistake, blaming unspecified "human error" at a plant in Germany.

Rejecting any notion that it was an artistic decision, the label said, "Beyoncé and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress."

The mistake was only on the A-side of "Lemonade" on a small number of records, said the label, which promised refunds and exchanges.

ZEX - who have 8,000 likes on Facebook, compared with Beyoncé's 64 million - on Monday were directing the curious to a new website to buy the music.

"Lemonade," which came out last year, was considered the most musically adventurous album of the pop superstar's career.

AFP

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