Plane Groovy Records were well ahead of the curve with regards to any kind of vinyl revival. Long before the retro format had a huge presence in HMV and before Record Store Day became a cash-cow on the record buyers’ calendar, the UK label was championing the format with high quality pressings of cult titles. They provided the only physical format for the first Strange Majik album and were responsible for bespoke, limited pressings of Big Big Train albums and more besides.
At the end of March 2019, they’ll be releasing a very limited clear vinyl 7″ by The Venus Reaction, a rock band featuring the legendary Glen Matlock and Darkness drummer Ed Graham.
The 7″ actually dates back to 2017, but didn’t receive a full distribution. The new pressing – limited to just 500 copies worldwide – marks the first time the single will be available as a proper retail item.
The single’s A-side, ‘Crashing Up’ carries a strong anti-bullying message, something that seems very important in these permanently connected times and with a world leader thinking it’s okay to use social media to bully others on a daily basis. Just as importantly, it has an absolutely cracking tune, blending old school hard rock with a slightly punky edge, sounding vibrant throughout. Complimenting the brilliantly trashy vibe, vocalist Amie Conradine adding a very melodic but spirited vocal.
It’s a release that fans of bands like Duff McKagan’s Loaded and Bad Mary can’t afford to miss…and with no accompanying album scheduled, the 7″ is an essential purchase.
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