Published Sep 21, 2012With Jack White's busy solo schedule these days, we've seen a notable drop in the volume of vinyl goodies released by the garage rocker's Third Man Records label. But fans of the imprint will be pleased to learn that the label has now announced its next release: a reissue of Public Nuisance's lost classic Gotta Survive.
Third Man explains that Gotta Survive was recorded in the late '60s, but remained unreleased after producer Terry Melcher's house (which he leased to Roman Polanski) was the site of the Manson Family murders. It was eventually put out in 2002, but this Third Man will press it once again digitally and on vinyl.
According to the label, Public Nuisance's "gritty, baroque psychedelia" was "too hard for the hippies and too poppy for the punks." And while it's said to be "the perfect amalgam of all that was great about the era," the album has never received much recognition.
This reissue features new artwork and new masters. The label promises that it will announce a "very special limited version release of this album" soon. In the meantime, pre-order the record here, and listen to the track "Small Faces" below.