By late 1993, access to the WWW was a happening thing (Dan was able to use Apple Remote Access to establish a Web connection via dial-back from Claris in Santa Clara to his house in San Francisco), which meant that I was finally able to use the 'Net to find more info about all kind of music; a year or two after that, sevcom.com replaced the FidoNet based Twister BBS and I heard about Fußßßball, this weird side project. However, I still had no luck at finding this CD.
By 2000 or so, Tom had had a lot of his CDs stolen by Darlinghurst junkies, and (surprisingly) no one on the Severed Heads mailing list had a copy of this CD - so it wasn't even possible to get a MP3 version of the EP until 2001 or so, when someone finally unearthed a bad, truncated version of it as low bit rate MP3.
But... sometimes, good things happen. I ran a Google! search a couple of weeks ago looking for 'Fußßßball' - and a small shop in Nijmegen happened to have a Web page advertising a copy of the EP for all of €10. Not a bad price considering its rarity - and they even offered free shipping just for the hell of it. So, I sent them $15 a couple of weeks ago, and today I've got a copy of this mighty rare plastic sitting in front of me. I'm happy. Best of all, it's a much better than average bit of Severed Heads.
So, yay for me, yay for the Internet, yay for Google!, and yay for the Dutch. Oh, and yay for Tom Ellard.