FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Music > Vinyl > Bad Times - Streets Of Iron (Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

Bad Times - Streets Of Iron

(Vinyl LP)

23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Item: LDB79314

Recordings of Legendary 1998 One-Off Band featuring Jay Reatard, Eric Oblivian & King Louie Bankston

In 1998, things were going south for friends Jay Reatard, Eric Oblivian, and King Louie Bankston. In between broken relationships, shattered homes, dissolving bands, and feeling low down, a collaboration was proposed. Jay and Eric trekked down from Memphis with some songs and ideas for songs, listening to Funkadelic and bad Killed By Death-styled punk songs for the six hours to see Louie in New Orleans. One day was spent learning songs, one day recording songs. Eventually they played one show in Normal, IL, opening up for Guitar Wolf.

The result of this recording was a blast of punk, garage punk, and psychedelic mayhem. Indeed, the hours listening to Funkadelic did pay off. Jay stole some lyrics and some heavy fuzz solo style from George Clinton and the gang. Eric stole a couple songs from Japanese punk legends Friction and Texaco Leather Man, and tried to mention his favorite sumo wrestler Konishiki whenever possible. Fittingly, when Jay and Eric returned to Memphis, Jay found all his belongings – clothes, guitars, amplifiers – out on his front lawn, as his mom had returned to their house and kicked him out while he was away. Bad Times, indeed!

A release on Sympathy For The Record Industry combined tracks from this session and from their one live show, and has become a cherished collector's item going for top dollar on the secondhand market. This edition restores the original tracks from the recording session – Eric's "Wrong Way To Love" and Jay's "Lick On My Leather," eliminating two live tracks. A new track order provides a punchy new way to experience the music as well, and the music has been carelessly remastered from a dub of the original cassette. Behold the final product – this is how the Bad Times was meant to be heard!

Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. Streets Of Iron
  2. Over You
  3. Trapped In the City
  4. Jim Miller Bounce
  5. Glitter Boys
  6. You're So Lewd
  7. Wrong Way To Love
  8. Lick On My Leather
  9. Sometimes She Wants It
  10. Listen To The Band
  11. My Momma Told Me So
  12. Bad Time
  13. Crazy Dream
  14. Whatcha Gonna Do About It

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio


Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2019. All Rights Reserved.