DOMINO REISSUES: THE FEELIES - 'CRAZY RHYTHMS' & 'THE GOOD EARTH'
The Feelies | 11/08/09
Domino is proud to release two classic albums by the Feelies, the much-loved group of hyperactive indie rockers from Haledon, New Jersey who did much to influence the sound of college radio in the 1980s, when they reissue ‘Crazy Rhythms’ and ‘The Good Earth’ on the 26th of October. Timed to follow The Feelies' September All Tomorrows Parties festival appearance in New York, where they will play ‘Crazy Rhythms’ in it’s entirety, this will be the first time both albums have been available in over a decade.
Bonus material including demos, b-sides, EP tracks and new live recordings will be included via download cards inserted into both LPs and CDs, which will also feature deluxe packaging with liner notes by Jim Derogatis and Jim Sullivan.
Their debut album ‘Crazy Rhythms’ is a masterwork of perfectly honed minimalist rock n roll that leaps and darts into the corners of the listener’s consciousness, a true sonic achievement that Rolling Stone called one of the 100 Best albums of the 1980s. Fans of the Velvet Underground, Wire and Brian Eno’s early solo albums will surely appreciate their forces at work.
It took the Feelies six years to create their follow-up album. 'The Good Earth’ was co-produced by Feelies co-captains Glenn Mercer and Bill Million along with REM’s Peter Buck, a Feelies admirer since his days as a record store clerk. The album was an early release on Coyote Records the label started by Steve Fallon of Maxwell’s in Hoboken and featured the line-up that continues to this day.