On January 23rd, In The Red Records will reissue two relics from psych-rock god Ty Segall’s vast archive.
The first reissue is of the 2008 album by The Traditional Fools — Segall’s project with Andrew Luttrell and David Fox. According to a press release, the 12-track effort is “is low on fidelity and high in energy,” a perfect combination of “’60s garage, vintage surf reverb and early LA punk performed with trashy reckless abandon.” The album includes covers of Redd Kross’ “Kill Someone You Hate” and Thee Headcoats’ “Davey Crockett”.
Following the demise of The Traditional Fools, Segall joined forces with fellow rocker/chum Mikal Cronin for the vinyl-only collaboration Reverse Shark Attack, which makes for In the Red’s second reissue. The same press release calls this eight-track effort a “shambolic delight of psychedelic garage jams” combining equal parts “danceable garage rock and effects-ridden psychedelia” for an aural experience “sure to please the most scrutinizing rocker.” Cronin later joined Segall as a member of the Ty Segall Band.
Below, watch videos for the Fools’ “Street Surfin’”, which features a raucous beachside performance, followed by Segall-Cronin’s “I Wear Black”, where the pair rock out in the desert wearing leather. The respective tracklists follow.
The Traditional Fools Tracklist:
01. Davey Crockett
02. Snot Rag
03. T.L. Defender
06. Get Off My Back
08. Kill Someone You Hate
09. Valley (Of The Jams)
10. Party At My House
Reverse Shark Attack Tracklist:
01. I Wear Black
02. Drop Dead Baby
03. High School
05. Doctor Doctor
06. Bikini Babes
07. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
08. Reverse Shark Attack