The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978)
Label: Sub Pop
Catalog #: 70553
Founded in Australia by Michigan native, guitarist Deniz Tek and vocalist Rob Younger, Radio Birdman was one of the crucial forebears of underground, high-energy punk. Blending the Motor City sound of bands like The Stooges and MC5 that permeated Tek's youth, with elements of surf-rock, Radio Birdman developed a sound that was truly all their own. And yet, their recordings have remained obscure and generally unattainable. Until now. This 22-track, single disc collection is the first release of Radio Birdman material in the U.S. in over twenty years.
This has newly designed cover art and contains remastered
tracks from Burned My Eye EP, Radios Appear, and Living
Eyes, as well as the live tracks from Paddo '77 that were included in the "Ashes" box set.
(The 2X LP comes with a bonus 7" including:
A. New Race (Australian Version)
B. TV Eye)