Paul Leary – The History of Dogs, Revisited, Limited “Mark Farner Blonde” Vinyl, LP, Shimmy-Disc, 2022
This 1991 LP was WAY ahead of its time. Originally released on Rough Trade Records during the glory days of Butthole Surfers’ crash course across the stages of every music festival criss-crossing the globe, this is zany, complex, unhinged, and sometimes just gloriously weird music, but it also features some of the most catchy indie pop music anthems you’ll ever hear, and certainly far catchier than anything you’d ever hear from the BS catalog of psychedelic hysteria.
Kramer, who played bass guitar in the band in 1985, says, “It was the year of the dog, and i was the bassist in the greatest band in the world. Life was good.”
Last year, Shimmy-Disc released Paul’s 2nd solo LP, “BORN STUPID” to rave reviews. It was his first solo LP in nearly 30 years.
Now it’s 2022 and Shimmy-Disc is reissuing Paul’s first solo LP, re-Mastered for Vinyl, with a vengeance. Like Kramer said…Life is Good.