"A major disaster with a minor dose"

PL43507 front cover PL43507 back cover

  • Above: Diminished Responsibility Spanish LP release, 1981, front and back covers.
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Cat. No: PL 43507
RCA Victor
September 1980

Side One:

You Don't Belong (Harper, Garratt) 3.00
So What (Harper, Garratt) 1.42
Confrontation (Harper, Garratt, Roberts) 2.26
Fatal (Harper, Garratt) 2.44
Time And Matter (Harper, Garratt, Gibbs) 2.36
Violent City (Harper, Garratt) 2.37
Too Tired (Harper, Garratt, Roberts) 1.07

Run-out groove:

Side Two:

Party In Paris (Harper) 2.55
Gangster (Harper, Gibbs) 1.45
Face The Machine (Harper, Gibbs) 2.53
New Order (Harper, Garratt, Gibbs, Wesson) 2.53
Just Another Jungle (Harper, Garratt, Slack) 2.26
Collision Cult (Harper, Garratt) 3.40

Run-out groove:

Line Up

Rhythm Guitar/Vocals: Charlie Harper
Lead Guitar:
Nicky Garratt
Alvin Gibbs
Steve Roberts
Synthesiser: Mal Wesson
Keyboards: Captain Sensible


Last Spanish release on RCA and the only LP to have its titled translated into the local language (Responsabilidad Disminuida). The back cover is made up of one side of the UK inner sleeve and the track listing, released with a plastic inner sleeve and orange RCA labels. Includes one sided paper insert featuring the lyrics & Steve Roberts cartoon image taken from the UK release.


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Promo copy Cara 1 Promo Side 1 Promo copy Cara 2 Promo Side 2

PL43507 Cara 1 Side 1            PL43507 Cara 2 Side 2

Promo copy images courtesy of Angel Cobreces, many thanks.
We shudder to think what that would fetch on Ebay (see below)!


Promo info sheet

  • Above: Promo info sheet (Anybody speak Spanish?)


From the Pedro Jimenez collection

  • Above: 'Vibraciones' (Spanish magazine) LP review June 1981

    Spanish DR sells for £201 on ebay

    • Above: Spanish release of Diminished Responsibility sells for £201 on ebay on the 2nd of March 2010.


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