Capital Letters - Best Of Ruefrex - Ruefrex

Capital Letters - Best Of Ruefrex
Ruefrex were one of Northern Ireland’s most popular, uncompromising and successful punk bands. Over a turbulent decade-long career the band were attacked by both Protestant and Catholic communities for their refusal to accept sectarian divisions. They also recorded some of the most powerful, lyrically potent music of the era, from their debut on Terri Hooley’s legendary Good Vibrations label to indie chart hits with the classic ‘Capital Letters’ and ‘Paid In Kind’ They then became cover stars of the Melody Maker when they recorded the hugely controversial but unapologetic ‘The Wild Colonial Boy’ The Melody Maker headline was “Is the most important band in Britain?” This new release features all these classic tracks on CD for the first time, plus previously unreleased material, a full set of lyrics and memorabilia and in-depth sleevenotes written in collaboration with the band.
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One by One / Don't Panic / Capital Letters / April Fool / Perfect Crime / The Wild Colonial Boy Pt 1 / Correct Your Fireside Manner / Even in the Dark Hours / Paid in Kind / By the Shadowline / The Wild Colonial Boy / In the Traps / Flowers For All Occasions / The Lenders Of The Last Resort / Days of Heaven / Playing Adult Games / The Fightin' 36th (Previously Unreleased) / Between Having and Wanting (Previously Unreleased) / Playing Cards with Deadmen (FK) / Middle-Ground (Previously Unreleased)
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New York In The '70s

WE CURRENTLY HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SIGNED COPIES OF THIS ALBUM AVAILABLE! ORDER NOW TO GET YOUR COPY!!

Luke Haines

New York in the '70s- May 26th 2014.

A mythic re-imagining of the New York Rock n Roll scene 1972 - 1979.

Scene 1 – A Dorset Chalkhill, Britain 2014.

A gigantic mythical naked man awakens from thousand year kip. Chico, a messenger bird, is speaking in tongues and whispering a poem into the naked dude's chalky ear:

"Oh Little Johnny Jewel

He's so cool

He has no decision

He just trying to sell a vision

Chico (something of a savant, bless) is reciting the lyrics to Television's seismic year zeroin classic Little Johnny Jewel.

"He's just trying to sell a vision,” repeats the messenger bird. With an ancient rumble, the nakeddude stands up to reveal his true height of 180 ft.

"I am Cerne Abbus Giant, and Tom Verlaine is my main man,” bellows the Chalk Giant. "I awaken from Dorset Hills as the seeker. The seeker of Mythic Muthafuckin' Rock n Roll. Show me the way to CBGBs in the 1970s Chico. We will bestride the Atlantic and I'll carry you on my fantastic 36 ft phallus. Climb aboard Chico.”

"Oh my,” says the bird.

Scene 2 – New York City. One year later

The Kaballistic order of OM AKA The Real Dead Boys, comprising of Alan Ginsberg, Jim Carroll, Stiv Baters, Johnny Thunders and Sid Vicious are holding an invocation, on 213 Park Avenue South. The chanting begins at 23.23pm:

Shalom Shalom - David Johanson

Shalom Shalom - John Genzale

Shalom Shalom - Jerry Nolan

Shalom Shalom - Killer Kane

Shalom Shalom - Max's Kansas City

Shalom Shalom - The Mercer Arts Centre

Shalom Shalom - Billy Murcia

Shalom Shalom - Syl Sylvain

On it goes until dawn, Shalom Shalom... Lou Reed... Shalom Shalom... Alan Vega...

Scene 3 – A press release from London, England. March 2014.

Luke Haines has made an album about the 70's Rock n Roll scene in New York City which is released on Cherry Red on Monday May 26th 2014. A mythical re-imagining of a long gone age, by a man who hails from Surrey, Southern UK. It is the third and final part of a psychedelic trilogy that began with 2011's 9 and a half psychedelic meditations onBritish Wrestling From the 1970s and early '80s. This one is for the real rock n roll animals.

Hail the Mythic

Hail the Muthafuckin'

Hail the Rock n Roll


THIS ITEM IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON 12" VINYL


TRACK LIST...

1. Alan Vega Says

2. Drone City

3. NY In The '70s

4. Jim Carroll

5. Tricks N Kicks N Drugs

6. Bills Bunker

7. Doll's Forever

8. New York City Breakdown

9. Lou Reed Lou Reed

10. UK PUNK

11. Cerne Abbas Man

12. My Stars

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