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Metallic B​.​O.

by The Long Ryders

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Route 66 04:34
BillyJean 05:44
Sandwich Man 04:54
Blues Theme 06:45
P.I.L. Theme 08:05


A compendium of live tracks, out takes and snippets of radio interviews. The original release was an 86 minute Long Ryders authorized fan club cassette, which was edited for CD reissue by Overground and, more recently, Prima Records.

Fun-filled blistering rock’n’roll from the heart of the Paisley Underground this was praised by Rolling Stone in the USA when originally released back in 1988.

Our warehouse chief Toad says there are no copies left and it is going for big money on eBay!


released July 2, 2020

Metallic B.O. - the Long Ryders

Produced by Sid Griffin
Assembled by Rick Gershon, Bill Inglot & Tom Stevens
Engineered by Tom Stevens, Bill Inglot & Sid Griffin

The Long Ryders -
Greg Sowders - drums, percussion
Sid Griffin - guitar, harmonica, bugle, autoharp, vocals
Tom Stevens - bass, doghouse bass on ‘Circle Round The Sun, vocals
Stephen McCarthy - guitar, lap steel, dobro on ‘Circle Round The Sun, vocals
Des Brewer - bass, vocals

You’re Gonna Miss Me - recorded live Nov. 14, 1984 at Scorgie’s, Rochester, New York.
Route 66 - recorded live June 1, 1985 at the Club Lingerie, Hollywood.
Brand New Heartache - recorded live 1983 at The Kit Kat Club, Hollywood.
Prisoners Of Rock & Roll - recorded live May 7, 1987 at The Bottom Line, NYC.
Dirty Old Town - recorded live August 20, 1986 at Raji’s in Hollywood.
Billy Jean - recorded during the State Of Our Union sessions in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire by Will Birch, May 1985.
Circle ‘Round The Sun - recorded live May 18, 1984 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, Ca.
Six Days On The Road - recorded live October 8, 1985 Sheffield University, England.
Anarchy In The UK - recorded live April 21, 1985 at the Gallery, Manchester, England.
Masters Of War - a live performance from VPRO-FM in Goes, The Netherlands, on April 6, 1985.
Blues Theme - recorded during the Two-Fisted Tales sessions in Hollywood by Ed Stasium on Nov. 23, 1986.
P.I.L. Theme - recorded live October 31, 1985 at the Hammersmith Palais with That Petrol Emotion joining the Long Ryders on stage.
I Shall Be Released - recorded on a live nationally broadcast performance September 21, 1986, in Barcelona by Spanish National Radio and TV.

Special guests-
The Chesterfield Kings played on You’re Gonna Miss Me
Billy Bragg sings and plays guitar on Route 66
Dave Pearlman plays pedal steel on Brand New Heartache
Will Glenn - violin on Dirty Old Town
Steve Mack sings the lead vocal on P.I.L. Theme
Damian O’Neill played guitar on P.I.L. Theme


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The Long Ryders founded alt-country with their 1984 album, Native Sons, and helped codify and popularise Americana throughout their career. Crossing Byrds/Buffalo Springfield electric guitars and harmonies with a Sex Pistols/Ramones rhythm section was their idea and their legacy. Their signature songs Looking For Lewis And Clark and I Had A Dream have never left the airwaves. ... more

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