New Releases — July 7, 2009 at 11:04 pm

In stores this week: Screaming Blue Messiahs reissues, David Bowie, Young Fresh Fellows

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.”

One Comment

  1. It is about time that The Messiahs became available again. The band never received it’s proper due. Apparently, whatever legal problems with the band and it’s old label have been worked out.

    Stuck In The 80s ought to celebrate this moment.

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