“Ten Sleeves” / “Big Cigarette” now available via Bandcamp

The new Egg tunes, recorded at Tiny Telephone and now all yours. You can download them or order the super-nice 7″ record through our Bandcamp page.

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Bands, songs, albums, and lyrics mentioned in my elementary school writing books, 1981–83

• The Nastybirds (featured on WZAX-FM)

• The Outlaws (appearing now at WaWaWooWooWeeWeeWaaWaaa stadium) (from Arizona)

• Strango Pork and the Oinks – “Simon (the Lion?)”:  “I saw Simon at my door / then he wasn’t there no more / He was walking toward the hardware store / Then I noticed he was not there no more / He started eating all the floor / Then he wanted more / He started eating up the door/ Then he gave out a roar”

• The Sallys – feat. “Billy, “Tilly,” “Milly,” “Molly,” “Willy,” “Wally,” “Joey,” and much more. Available at Wallyworth, Sally Goody, Food Town, and your local Junk Yard.

• Ziggy Samkin – “I like tuna/ and jellybeans / peanut butter / and cheddar cheese / and would you pass the pepper, please?”

• The Tomatoes – “It’s Sunny Again”

• Kirk – “Apeeka My Papa”

• Joey Cool and the Nastybirds – “Saw Some Medicine in a Hardwear Store”

• Unknown – “The Electric Spanker”

• Plooktoo aka Gasser, bluesman; Crabtree Ellen, guitar; Crumbcake Evelin, drums.

• Jimbo Maconi – Jimbo the Brat

• Unknown – “Piggie in the Dryer”

• The Flunks – “Yuk Yuk Yuk”

Forrest Rooney’s Awfulest Hits feat. (SIDE ONE) “Marie,” “Jimmy,” “Billie,” “Katie,” “Sally,” “Johny” (SIDE TWO) “Piggy,” “Babie,” “Daddy,” “Mommy”

• Strango Pork and the Oinks – “I’ll Oink Ya!” “Bet I Can Beat You to the Pigpen” “Look at the Stars”

• Finge Topla and the Uglys

• The Clagatootoo

• The Stinkers – “I Know Why You Hate Me (Because I Am So Dumb)” (feat. on WAZ Radio)

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“Ten Sleeves” / “Big Cigarette”: Simultaneous international digital premiere today!

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.

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Iron & Wine, “The Trapeze Swinger”

This is old. I just like it. Layer upon layer upon layer.

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“Fat Old Sun” live

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.

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Next show is a big one: 7″ RELEASE AT VIRACOCHA

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.

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FREEMAN, “(For a While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like a Man” (Live at WFUV)

I saw your friend Leroy on the hill.

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Alex and James, “Another Day”

The Egg’s Alex Jimenez and James Sundquist just laid down a new one on a Tascam 424.

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Miles Davis, “‘Call It Anything,’” Isle of Wight, August 1970.

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White-label pre-press copies of the “Big Cigarette” / “Ten Sleeves” single have arrived. We’re still on target for a March release. Stay tuned for details on the big celebratory show, but what the hell, here’s the date: Friday, March 27, in San Francisco! Save it!

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