King Tuff blew back a lot of wigs with his glammed-up, snotty, and surprisingly wise self-titled album last year, but he’s left his growing fanbase of rock’n’roll junkies jonesing for more. Thankfully, the Los Angeles resident born Kyle Thomas has an unsung older record in the bank: Was Dead, which originally came out on the Tee Pee label and has been previously pressed to tape by the estimable Burger Records.
As previously reported, that out-of-print LP is set for a repress on the latter label, but the release date has been pushed back a month to May 28. As Tuff tells it, via statement, “problems at the manufacturing plant” are to blame. “Employees at the plant were found with their clothes torn off and twigs in their hair, listening to ‘Dancing on You’ and performing primitive love rituals instead of making records. Sorry for the delay.” Haven’t heard “Dancing on You”? Conveniently enough, the King has released this jangly gem to SoundCloud so that you, too, can be distracted by its bacchanalian call. Let the hopping begin: