RADIO BIRDMAN founder and garage rock legend Deniz Tek is to have his ’92 solo outing featuring The Stooges’ Ron Asheton, Take It To The Vertical, lovingly reissued by Wild Honey Records on March 19th.
The album, which also features former cohort in Radio Birdman Chris Masuak, was previously issued by Red Eye Records and Polydor on cassette and CD – so this will also be its first outing on vinyl and (officially) digitally.
Wild Honey’s reissue will include extensive liner notes, previously unpublished photos, and a bonus track.
It’s a cracking set of straight-ahead garage rock, freewheelin’ down the highway, and forms part the second of Wild Honey’s archival series for Deniz. It’s scarce, with only two CD copies for sale on Discogs at the time of writing – for the kind of prices you don’t expect to pay for a CD in our wax revival age.
Deniz has also shared the accompanying unreleased track from this expanded reissue, “Press On”: a ripping rawk anthem about air combat, caught live to tape during the Houston album sessions. Smokin’. Take a listen below.
Deniz Tek’s Take It To The Vertical will be reissued by Wild Honey digitally and on trad black and limited blue vinyl on March 19th; it’s already up for pre-order over at Bandcamp, here.