Monday, March 25, 2013

Record Store Day 2013: Tommy Keene - Back To Zero Now

12XU Austin will re-issue one of the greatest slabs of 7" vinyl ever released in honor of Record Store Day 2013. Tommy Keene's "Back To Zero Now" b/w "Mr. Roland" originally appeared as a bonus 7" with later pressings of his first LP, Strange Alliance, on Avenue Records. This limited edition RSD release will feature a picture sleeve for the first time ever.

The label will also reissue Tommy's impossible to find Strange Alliance album in May with two songs not originally featured on the LP, "Nothing Is Gray" and "Stuck On A Ship," making it a necessary purchase even for those of us lucky enough to already own a copy of the original 1982 LP.

Serious kudos are due 12XU Austin for reissuing this crucial music.


whatsthesound said...

Thanks for the Keene and Big Star news, FT. Feel little skeptical on the latter, but definitely former is a big thing.

Pete Bilderback said...

It's a really big deal to have the first album reissued, that has been unavailable for a long time, and was not exactly easy to find when it came out. I lucked into a copy, and I think it's the only one I've ever seen.

On the Big Star set, I agree there is reason for skepticism. After the box set, I question how many interesting alternate takes remain unreleased...and remixes are generally not my thing. Still, it's Big Star!

whatsthesound said...

Especially movie remixes... But another release to note - a dB's EP!

Pete Bilderback said...

Yes, the dB's EP looks interesting. I meant to post something on that, but never got around to it.