Junkyard (Opaque Yellow)

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Release Date: 09/03/2021
 Real Gone Music
Release type: Yellow Vinyl LP Pressing. Limited to 1500 copies.


If you just skim the credits—out on Geffen, produced by long-time Epic Records main man Tom Werman (Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet, Blue Öyster Cult), and featuring such decorated sidemen as Al Kooper and Earl Slick—you’d have good reason to toss this 1989 release into the major label, er, junkyard. But hang on a second—is that Brian Baker of Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, and (later) Bad Religion and Chris Gates of the Big Boys on guitars?! Why, yes it is…and hence this set of self-described “blooze-rock” has an edge all its own as it simultaneously sends up and celebrates the dissolute Hollywood rock and roll lifestyle. Some folks compared Junkyard to Geffen label-mates Guns ‘N Roses, and some compared ‘em to AC/DC, but the Southern rock touches married to punk rock attitude carve out a nice ‘n’ nasty niche. If you blinked, you missed when Junkyard came out on vinyl the first time around; for its first-ever LP reissue, we’re pressing up 1500 copies in opaque yellow wax, with original inner sleeve. Let’s rawk!

1. Blooze
2. Hot Rod
3. Simple Man
4. Shot in the Dark
5. Hollywood
6. Life Sentence
7. Long Way Home 
8. Can't Hold Back 
9. Texas
10. Hands Off

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