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“Earl Brutus are one of this country’s most consistently underrated, underappreciated bands.” The Guardian, 2004
• Earl Brutus are Nick Sanderson (Clock DVA, Jesus And Mary Chain, World Of Twist), Gordon King and Jim Fry (World Of Twist), Rob Marche (JoBoxers, Subway Sect) with Shins and Stuart Boreman.
• Earl Brutus achieve notoriety and cult status with the release of their debut album Your Majesty… We Are Here. Their attention grabbing interviews and gigs attract wider interest and they sign to Island Records via Fruition.
• They release a second long player, Tonight You Are The Special One, and several singles including The SAS And The Glam That Goes With It and Come Taste My Mind (“masterful examples of raging techno-pop” select ) and Larky.
• The band continue to play chaotic shows and the last ever gig is at Hammersmith Working Men’s Club on 7th April 2004 and the last track from that gig, Teenage Taliban, is included on this edition along with a demo recorded in William Reid’s (Jesus And Mary Chain) front room. Other bonus tracks include all the single b-sides sequenced by the band.
• The 2CD set is packaged in a tri-fold digipack and comes with a 16 page booklet with sleevenotes by Ian Harrison.
• The art direction on this re-issue has been done by Scott King who realised the concepts for the original release and singles. The album sleeve is included in Q magazine’s 100 Best Album Sleeves Of All Time in 2001.
N.B. This title is released 15th January 2015 and will not be dispatched before this date.
1. THE SAS AND THE GLAM THAT GOES WITH IT
2. UNIVERSAL PLAN
3. MIDLAND RED
4. GOD, LET ME BE KIND
5. COME TASTE MY MIND
6. SECOND CLASS WAR
7. YOUR MAJESTY WE ARE HERE
8. DON’T DIE JIM
12. MALE WIFE
1. NICOTINE STAIN (LIVE)
4. TV TOWER
5. WILLIAM, TASTE MY MIND (WILLIAM REID REMIX)
6. GYPSY CAMP BATTLE
7. THE SCOTTISH
8. TEENAGE OPERA
9. COME TASTE MY MIND (LIVE AT THE ASTORIA 1998)
10. NICE MAN IN A BUBBLE
11. ENGLAND SANDWICH
12. TEENAGE TALIBAN (DEMO / LIVE FROM HAMMERSMITH WORKING MAN’S CLUB, 7 APRIL 2004) *
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
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