Re-Pressed is a new label launched by Phil King, musician with Felt, Lush, The Jesus & Mary Chain , and Junkshop Glam compiler. The labels belief is that the sounds of the past inform the future.
The first release of the label is "The Crunch & Beyond" by the RAH Band who were the brainchild of arranger Richard Hewson. His career dates back to arranging the Long and Winding Road for the Beatles, followed by arrangements for almost every top UK artist of the early 1970's.
The Crunch + Beyond features the influential analogue synth classic track The Crunch, a top 10 UK hit in 1977, which has heavily influenced such contemporary artists as Goldfrapp (check out recent hit single Strict Machine/We are Glitter) and producer Richard X (Girls Aloud, Rachel Stevens). Close your eyes and you could be back in
January 2006. The album features such other retro futurist instrumentals as Concrete, Electric Flag, Turkey Roll and Is Anybody There? As a bonus we present the non LP single Jiggery Pokery / Porridge.
Richard and his motley crew of synth glam space cadets beamed down to Top Of The Pops in the summer of 1977 with an unforgettable jaw dropping rendition of The Crunch, that was as shocking as the Sex Pistols first appearance on Granada TV's So It Goes. Hewson wearing a bin liner with accessorised PVC balaclava prodded out his primitive analogue synth sounds, his finger protruding from Steptoe fingerless gloves, whilst his band wearing thigh length boots and Kimonos lurched behind him! Digital remastering from Richard Hewsons original tapes has brought out the best of this electro glam pop masterpiece. Reverse into the Future with Re-Pressed.