| Black Record
Produced by David Thomas.
Fire Records FIRECD419, cd. Nov 13 2015.
Fire Records FIRELP419, vinyl. Nov 13 2015.
The initial production run is on silver vinyl.
Ubutique stocks the cd for $16 + postage.
Editor's Choice - AllMusic
Louder Than War
"Along with some classic guitar shredding, each song is classic, great garage, with garage hooks again and again."
Herald Scotland, Keith Bruce
"Raw rock'n'roll that so many try (and fail) to emulate."
A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed
"Furious music that shoots adrenaline up the spine. There's more fury and energy here than most of the music being made by kids young enough to be David's grandchildren. A primer on exactly what American punk was, is, and needs to remain."
Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune
"Rocket From the Tombs is not just the great lost proto-punk band of the '70s. It's one of the best bands of the 21st Century too."
Record Collector (UK), Tim Peacock
"Arguably their fiercest record yet."
New Noise Magazine (France)
"Black Record is energetic, nostalgic, absolutely sincere and ultimately beautiful."
David Fricke, Rolling Stone
"No one else in American rock, underground or over, in 1974 and '75, was writing and playing songs this hard and graphic about being f**ked over and fighting mad. No one else is doing it now."
'Welcome To The New Dark Ages' is is the third video single from 'Black Record.' The b-side is 'Pretty' from the Barfly album.
'Strychnine' is dedicated to social engineers everywhere who explain, very patiently, that their poison is good for you. It's the second video single from 'Black Record.' The b-side is 'I Sell Soul' from the Barfly album.
• See the third video single, Welcome To The New Dark Ages. • Hear 'Welcome To The New Dark Ages' on Soundcloud. • Lyrics • Q&A • See the 'Strychnine' video. • Hear 'Strychnine' on Soundcloud. • See the 'Coopy' video. • Hear 'Coopy' on Soundcloud. • The Story Of Rocket From The Tombs (1973-1975) • Bio (2003-?) • Band Photos, Posters & Artwork • Facebook
"We've had a mutual admiration society going for years. I wanted them involved in the recording," singer Crocus Behemoth said. "For awhile the album was going to be titled This Moment In Blackness."
TMIBH was kept in touch with the album's progress through demo tapes and works-in-progress downloads.
"I wanted to feel a rival group's eyes on us as we worked," Behemoth said. "As Pere Ubu became increasingly globalized, I worked with different methods of keeping it grounded in a specific geography. Originally, I intended to incorporate TMIBH into a Pere Ubu record but 'Carnival Of Souls' went off in its direction and RFTT inherited the idea."
TMIBH guitarist Buddy Akita is a member of RFTT.
All songs written by Akita - Bell - Mehlman - Siperko - Thomas and published by Fire Songs, except 'Read It And Weep' written by Bell and published by Hearpen Music, 'Strychnine' written by G. Roslie and published by Valet Publishing Company, and 'Sonic Reducer' written by O'Connor - Thomas and published by Larry Spier Music.
Rocket From The Tombs is:
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