PREORDER – Ships when in stock
Well guys, you landed up (again ?) in the pre-sales section for a very special item.
We’re offering the upcoming and brandnew Sir Richard Bishop – Saginaw Racket 2LP as a preferentail deluxe edition. This edition will come with a two track clear Lathe Cut, which will be cut exactly in a numbered edition of copies, accordingly to the number of incoming preorders. The maximum amount of copies will be 50. If we receive for example 32 pre-orders only, 32 Lathe Cuts will be made.
If you want one, you have to act. This pre-sale closes when the maximum amount of orders (50!) is reached or at the latest on March, 20th, 2024. One per customer only.
Some of you may not be familiar with the lathe-cutting-technique….. get some info here … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_cutting_lathe
*** Saginaw Racket, the new double album by Sir Richard Bishop, features the first new recordings from the former Sun City Girls guitarist in over five years. It is a singular work for electric guitar in four parts with each part being a full side. Each of the four parts were recorded in one take and they are presented in the order they were originally recorded. But this is also a circular work with no fixed beginning or end. One can start the record with any of the four sides, with the remaining sides then played in order.
Known for his interpretations of Spanish, North African, Middle and Far Eastern guitar and string compositions, Richard Bishop never remains long in any one musical territory. There are no Eastern or exotic touches here. It is more reminiscent of early 70s underground rock (unrock).
The entire work is improvised, with recurring motifs and melodies. It is similar in approach to Neil Young s Dead Man Soundtrack, but Saginaw Racket is louder, more energetic and more complex, while retaining its cinematic quality. The tone of the guitar is the voice of the record. It is noisy at times but it is not “noise”. It definitely is a racket, though, and it unleashes all the pent-up energy of the last few years, during much of which, SRB never even picked up a guitar. So in a sense Richard Bishop is returning to his roots in the form of a spontaneous soundtrack to old Saginaw where he grew up and first learned to play the guitar – a Saginaw that certainly doesn t exist anymore.
Saginaw Racket is limited to 400 copies pressed on 140g black vinyl.
Side A Tri-City Dragway
Side B Banks Of The Tittabawassee
Side C House Of Foam Rubber
Side D Ghosts Of East Genesee
Photography and Cover Art by Hans van der Linden. Produced by Richard Bishop and Michael Stahl for El Burro Sabe Mas Que Tu .
The numbered Lathe Cut contains two covers. “The Ballad Of Billy Kershaw” is one, the other is ” Til There Was You”. They are both great.