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The Dukes of Stratosphear are back…kind of

on April 01, 2009, 10:45am

The Dukes of Stratosphear were from 1984-1987 what the Foxboro Hot Tubs were last year: a secret side-project launched by the members of a pretty high-profile rock out. The project started with little fanfare, but given the fact that Sir John Johns, The Red Curtain, Lord Cornelius Plum, and E.I.E.I. Owen were in fact Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory, and Ian Gregory, the same Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory, and Ian Gregor behind XTC, the secret was revealed relatively quickly.

Still, neither didn’t stop The Dukes of Stratosphear from releasing both an EP and a full-length album over the next three years, nor is it currently preventing Partridge’s personal imprint Ape House from reissuing the two works. On April 6th, the label will release both 25 O’Clock EP and Psonic Psunspot completely remastered and full of a bunch of goodies, including new artwork, a 24-page booklet, and bonus tracks.

Talk about setting a standard. Here’s looking at you Billy Joe Armstrong…

Check Out:
“Braniac’s Daughter”

25 Clock EP Tracklist:
01. 25 Oclock
02. Bike Ride To The Moon
03. My Love Explodes
04. What In The World??
05. Your Gold Dress
06. The Mole From The Ministry
DEMOS
07. 25 O?Clock
8. Bike Ride To The Moon
9. My Love Explodes
10. What In The World?
11. Nicely Nicely Jane
12. Susan Revolving
EXTRA RECORDINGS
13. Black Jewelled Serpent Of Sound {Radio Caroline edit}
14. Open A Can Of Human Beans
15.TinToy Clockwork Train
VIDEO
01. Mole From The Min-istry

Psonic Psunspot Tracklist:
01. Vanishing Girl
02. Have You Seen Jackie
03. Little Lighthouse
04. You?re A Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)
05. Collideascope
06. You?re My Drug
07. Shiny Cage
08. Brainiacs Daughter
09. The Af?liated
10. Pale And Precious
DEMOS
11. No One At Home {Van- ishing Girl}
12. Little Lighthouse
13. Collideascope
14. Shiny Cage
15. Brainiacs Daughter
16. The Af?liated
VIDEO
01. You?re A Good
02. Man Albert Brown

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