Bitch Magnet Gets Deluxe Reissue Set

 

Band also issues a
special “thank-you” to the folks who didn’t toss the master tapes in the trash!


 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

A few months ago it was announced that
legendary Ohio/North Carolina post-punkers Bitch Magnet was getting back
together for the first time since 1989 in order to play All Tomorrow’s Parties’
“Nightmare Before Christmas” festival in London
this coming December 10. Now word arrives that Temporary Residence Limited will
re-release the complete studio recordings from the band.

 

 

November 15 will see Star Booty, Umber, and Ben
Hur
 repackaged as as a deluxe, limited edition triple-LP set and as a
triple CD. The reissues will also include songs that have never appeared on CD
or LP, and a collection of previously unreleased studio recordings newly mixed
in October 2010 with John Congleton (Explosions In The Sky, The Walkmen). The
albums are remastered from the original analog master tapes.

 

 

“Bitch Magnet was a watershed band, both
for me and for underground music of the ‘80s and ’90s. They had a big hand in
challenging and redefining punk rock at a very pivotal time, and laid the
groundwork for a template that seems downright institutional at this
point,” said Jeremy deVine, owner of Temporary Residence
Ltd. “It is an enormous honor to be a part of re-introducing these
vital recordings to longtime fans and to the uninitiated.”

 

 

“Were it not for the endless patience of
Temporary Residence, which first approached us sometime during the Bush
administration, this would not be happening,” added Bitch Magnet guitarist
Jon Fine. “Also, we owe a big debt to our friends and family across the US, whose
residences housed Bitch Magnet master tapes for all these years. We’re totally
grateful they never quite got around to throwing them out.”

 

 


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