Hail (Used)

Straightjacket FitsSKU: ROUGH147



**Used - Sleeve/NM Media/VG 1988 pressing**

**Plays well but record is warped**

Obviously, this reissue is deeply tinged with sadness following the loss of Andrew Brough; gifted songwriter and guitarist of the Straitjacket Fits, Bike and Dunedin band The Blue Meanies. Andrew’s music's impact is undeniable and it’s unimaginable to think of a world without his contributions to kiwi music. For months, the Flying Nun team had been working away with Straitjacket Fits to produce this special reissue, manufacturing was underway and set to announce right before we heard the tragic news of Andrew Brough’s passing. After a lot of thought and discussion with the band, we wanted to share the reissue, one that includes some of Andrew’s most memorable Straitjacket Fits songs like “Sparkle That Shines” and “Fabulous Things”. Thank you Andrew.

Formed in 1986 following the demise of the Doublehappys, Shayne Carter (vocals, guitar) and John Collie (drums) created Straitjacket Fits with Andrew Brough (vocals, guitar) and David Wood (bass). The band’s debut release, Dialing a Prayer EP appeared in 1987 before their bone-chilling, epic 1988 album Hail. Both records were recorded at The Lab studio in Auckland with Terry Moore (The Chills). The forthcoming 2020 reissued version of Hail is a combination of both those records as it was originally released in the UK by Rough Trade, making it a special collectors’ item for Straitjacket Fits and Flying Nun fans alike.

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