Tranzophobia - Mega City Four

Tranzophobia
September sees the return of a lost classic debut album from one of the leading lights of the early 90’s UK indie scene- Mega City Four’s "Tranzophobia". Led by their fiercely passionate lead singer ‘Wiz’, the Mega’s built up a massive following through no stop touring with their "heady brew of punky buzzsaw riffs and unstoppable hooks". The number one hit in the independent chart that was "Tranzophobia" has not been available for over five years and comes with a booklet featuring full lyrics and a complete Mega City Four discography.
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Code: CDMRED197
Weight: 200
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Sebastopol Rd: Expanded Edition

3 loop music are proud to announce the release of Mega City Four’s "Sebastopol Rd” as a 39 track, 2CD expanded edition.

 

  • Remastered
  • 2CD set covering all the studio output from the Sebastopol Rd era
  • 10 previously unreleased tracks
  • Compiled by the band
  • Includes 16 page booklet with sleevenotes from the band, rare photos and memorabilia

 

Sebastopol Rd was Mega City Four’s first album for their new major label home, Big Life. With the success of debut album "Tranzphobia”, follow up "Who Cares Wins”, and a constant touring schedule around the UK, Europe and the US they built up a solid, devoted fanbase easily identifiable in one of the many MC4 t-shirts. By this time, the band were appearing on the front covers of the NME and Melody Maker and the crossover to a major label was no great surprise.

 

Teaming up with producer Jessica Corcoran (Senseless Things, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Shed Seven and The Wonder Stuff) gave the album a pop-punk crunch and more emphasis on the pop than previous material. It features the Top 40 hit ‘Stop’, ‘Prague’, covered by Muse in 2010 on the Resistance single as a tribute to the band who had influenced them, and CD1 now includes the two singles (plus their attendant b-sides) Words That Say and Shivering Sand, their highest charting release.

 

This 2CD set, 21 years after the initial release, gathers together all the studio material from this period and adds 10 previously unreleased tracks, including demos and the John Peel Session from September 1993. It includes all the b-sides and demos taken from the box loads of cassettes and DATs in guitarist Gerry’s shed.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

The quartet of school friends from Farnborough, Hampshire, formed Mega City Four in 1987. They went on to release five studio albums and are cited as an influence by Muse, one of the biggest bands in the world today. They were always an incendiary live band putting in thrilling performances and winning a devoted fanbase. Leadman and chief songwriter, Wiz sadly passed away suddenly in 2006 leaving a legacy of fast-paced, crunching power pop songs that are often overlooked by many who regard this era of music as the template for much of the emo scene today.

Available 23/09/2013

 

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