Word of a special tour 7″ for Rocket From The Crypt‘s Dublin gig this Saturday Rocket From The Crypt put away their nudie suits and guitars back in 2005, and their last recorded output was 2002’s ‘Live From Camp Xray’. Their final visit to Dublin was sometime even before that (nice fact checkin’ – ED.), but sing hosannas! This coming Saturday night sees the band return to our shores as part of their weekend warrior reformation that began earlier this year.
What’s especially good news is that Dublin is getting an exclusive 7” to mark the night. At every night on this current UK and Ireland tour each city gets a new Rocket single, covering a punk legend from that town. Manchester gets the Buzzcocks, we get……the Boomtown Rats.
“I have to say Dublin was a tough one to find a band to cover,” John Reis of the band told Thumped recently. “We kept coming back to Thin Lizzy but that would have been us coming back to another bad version of a great Thin Lizzy song so we were really at a loss….We ended up doing a Boomtown Rats song. I didn’t know anything about it, it was added to an extended version to their first record. It said it was a demo from 1974, it is a great recording. It is very intense and electric. It is a punk song and seems more punk than anything else they’ve done. I wasn’t a really big fan, the first record was pretty cool so I was surprised with this song.”
400 copies of the 7” have been pressed in total with a 100 copies available on the night.