Screaming Blue Messiahs, 'Gun Shy' reissue

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new releases hitting stores this Tuesday:

ARTIST: The Screaming Blue Messiahs
RELEASES: Gun Shy, Bikini Red
BACKSTORY: Perhaps still best known for the semi-hit “I Wanna Be A Flinstone,” the punk- and rockabilly-influenced U.K. act sees its first two long-out-of-print albums, the latter of which contains the aforementioned single, reissued by Wounded Bird. Unfortunately, it appears they lack any bonus material whatsoever.

ARTIST: David Bowie
RELEASE: VH1 Storytellers
BACKSTORY: This eight-track CD/12-track DVD set — out this week in the U.K. and July 14 in the U.S. — captures the Thin White Duke’s 1999 appearance on VH1’s “Storytellers” series, featuring live performances of classics such as “Life on Mars?” and “Rebel Rebel.”

ARTIST: Young Fresh Fellows
RELEASE: I Think This Is
BACKSTORY: Twenty-five years after their debut record, Scott McCaughey and Co. return with their first album since 2001, a Robyn Hitchcock-produced affair that’s being billed as a “compendium of punk, college rock and ’60s pop.”


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