Resurrection (12" EP)

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Format: 12" EP 
Label: LG Records 
Year: 2023 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Resurrection
A2 Space Love
A3 Shotgun

B1 Circle Of Lies
B2 Psycho
B3 Last One
B4 Think

Originaly released in 1989.

Shawn Brown
Alex Daniels
Jason Farrell
Chris Thomson

Recorded in 1989 on the remaining ten minutes left at the end of Swiz’s Hell Yes I Cheated reel-to-reel and originally released at the time as a 33 RPM 7-inch, this 2023 edition presents a 12-inch 45RPM version remastered by Tim Green with an extra song recovered from the tape archives of Jason Farrell.

The brief story of Fury: At some point in 1989, members of Washington DC punk bands Swiz and Ignition formed Fury as a loose experiment with no intentions beyond being a diversion. The band existed for a few months, wrote six songs, and played two shows.

The recording is a vexing listen that sounds like a Neapolitan swirl of Swiz, Void, and the Germs. Shawn Brown (Dag Nasty, Red Hare) and Chris Thomson (Ignition, Circus Lupus) switched their musical roles from their regular bands as vocalist and bass player.

The eyes-closed leap into those unfamiliar positions imbued the recording its feeling of deranged chaos, while the well-seasoned duo of Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip, Red Hare) and Alex Daniels (Swiz, Severin) nailed down each song with the agility displayed in their more familiar work together.

The track “Resurrection” famously made it onto the final Swiz LP. The final track “Last One” got cut off halfway through recording and the band looped and spliced it into a dizzying psychedelic nightmare / masterpiece.

The recording has faded into somewhat of an obsurity, a footnote to the larger careers of all of its members. In its time, it was revered by a small cult of obsessives from numerous early ’90s underground punk circles. It notably had a pronounced influence on the emerging Gravity Records scene, where its echoes can be heard on quite a few of the earlier releases. Resurrection is finally getting the deluxe treatment that it deserves after 34 years!

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