Today marks a first for the Thunderegg International Distribution Department: After months of white-knuckle meetings regarding global rights, publishing compacts, and digital tariffs, we are pleased to announce that we’ve arrived at an agreement between Nanobot Rock Reviews (representing the US) and Das Klienicum (representing Germany) to allow for the simultaneous digital premiere of our new “Ten Sleeves” / “Big Cigarette” single. Click on either of the two links above to hear what we cooked up with Alan Weatherhead at Tiny Telephone. And if you’re in the Bay Area, you can get the vinyl this Friday night at an awesome show at Viracocha.
This is old. I just like it. Layer upon layer upon layer.
Man, I remember listening to Atom Heart Mother a LOT when I was in college. I thought it was awesome, but then again, my roommates were worried about me. It turns out that at varying points since its 1970 release, all of the members of Pink Floyd have dismissed it as a pretty shitty record. On behalf of my nineteen-year-old self, I’ll argue that a lot of it is instrumental, and if you group it with their soundtracks and otherwise lyric-less recordings—like Obscured by Clouds or More or most of Ummagumma—I think it holds up pretty damn well. So screw those guys for tryin’ to tell depressed stoners what is and isn’t good. Today I was thrilled to find out that at least David Gilmour hasn’t written off his tune from side two, “Fat Old Sun,” which I hadn’t realized has been one of his live staples for years. Leave it to EMI to be totally unfun and disable embedding, but I swear, this version, from 2007 (and that’s Rick Wright on keys, right?), is amazing.
Your next chance to see some live full-band Egg coincides with a full-blast party celebrating the release of our new seven-inch, “Ten Sleeves”/”Big Cigarette,” at Viracocha in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. The tunes were recorded 100 percent analog at Tiny Telephone studios by the amazing Alan Weatherhead, then mastered by Bob Weston, whose “2000 Shellac bass rig is well-documented.”
If that weren’t enough, supporting us will be Chuck and Cheryl of the great SF power-pop band the American Professionals, performing as a rare pas de deux.
We are terribly excited. The new recordings are awesome and we’re playing them awesomely. Advance tickets—some with special prices that include HQ digital downloads or the record itself—can be purchased here.
I saw your friend Leroy on the hill.
The Egg’s Alex Jimenez and James Sundquist just laid down a new one on a Tascam 424.
“[CCR's] set was not included in the Woodstock film or soundtrack because John Fogerty felt the band’s performance was subpar… Stu Cook, however, held an opposing view, saying, ‘The performances are classic CCR and I’m still amazed by the number of people who don’t even know we were one of the headliners at Woodstock ’69.’”