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Rocket from the Tombs – Birth Day


The Ohio legends, Rocket From The Tombs, born in 1974, flamed out in 1975, have finally released a studio album “Barfly,” produced by David Thomas at Suma, Painesville OH. Available now on Fire Records. And the reissue of “The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs” (2002) is coming on December 5th on Fire.

The core of the band – David Thomas, Cheetah Chrome and Craig Bell – remained from the old days. They were joined by Television’s Richard Lloyd, who replaced Peter Laughner (died 1977). Pere Ubu’s drummer Steve Mehlman was drafted.

Rocket From The Tombs – Romeo & Juliet
Written by Bell – Chrome – Lloyd – Mehlman – Thomas.
Produced and mixed by David Thomas at Suma January 2009. Engineered by Paul Hamann. The song is taken from the B-side of the 2010 pre-Barfly single (different mixes from Barfly), released as 45rpm vinyl and download by Hearpen Records.

Thanks to moonface boys!



Okkervil River – It Is So Nice to Get Stoned (Ted Lucas cover)

As a follow-up to their 2007′s “Golden Opportunities,” Okkervil River has released a brand new set of covers “Golden Opportunities 2″ which was recorded live and mixed live to 2 track by Danny Reisch at Premium Recording, Austin, TX, November 3rd.
Available now for free download through the Okkervil River web site.


Track listing:
1. It Is So Nice to Get Stoned (Ted Lucas)
originally appeared on Ted Lucas’ self-titled solo album (known as “The OM album”) recorded in Detroit, 1974, LP reissued on Yoga Records.
2. U.F.O. (Jim Sullivan)
originally appeared on Jim Sullivan’s debut album “U.F.O” (Monnie 1969) featuring the legendary Wrecking Crew (Beach Boys, Phil Spector). Reissued from Light in the Attic Records.
3. One Soul Less on Your Fiery List (The Triffids)
originally appeared on The Triffids’ 1986 album “In The Pines,” reissued from Domino Records.
4. Plan D (Bill Fay)
originally appeared on Bill Fay’s second album “Time of the Last Persecution,” released in 1971 from Deram Records, reissued from Esoteric Recordings.
5. Dry Bones (traditional spiritual song)


Ted Lucas – It Is So Nice to Get Stoned

Damien Jurado & Richard Swift – Be Not So Fearful (Bill Fay cover)

from “OTHER PEOPLE’S SONGS – Volume One – Performed by Damien Jurado & Richard Swift” (2010), a Free collection of covers recorded 2010. Originally written & performed by Bill Fay on his self-titled first album (Nova, 1967), reissued from Esoteric Recordings. Also…. Wilco and Loose Fur (Jeff Tweedy and Glen Kotche with O’Rourke) has covered ‘Be Not So Fearful,’ and Jim O’Rourke covered ‘Pictures of Adolf Again,’ the song from “Time of the Last Persecution”, for 2007′s Koji Wakamatsu’s film “United Red Army” OST.