Trilby Records


Bigger Thomas (CD/DVD)

by Bigger Thomas

Released 2005
Exclamation Point Records
Released 2005
Exclamation Point Records
The legendary debut "Red Album" from NJ's best ska band recorded in 1989 and remastered. Includes previously unreleased demo versions of their classic hits
This CD/DVD release features the legendary debut "Red Album" (recorded in 1989), remastered for those fans who lost the LP. This labor of love features the complete first album, original demo versions, previously unreleased tracks and a special DVD featuring early performances from The Court Tavern & City Gardens.

This album was recorded was a reward for winning a "battle of the bands" held at the Green Parrot in Neptune, NJ (R.I.P). Bigger Thomas recorded and mixed this mini-masterpiece in 40 hours and it captures the sound of a young ska band yearning to make their mark. Also included are the original demo versions of "Ska In My Pocket" & "Chaos" which were sold on cassette tape after their early shows in the tri-state area. The last three songs on this CD are from the lost "2nd Demo" that they recorded months before they won the studio time to record their first full length LP.

The crown jewel is the addition DVD included with this collection that features live performances from their very first show at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ (their original hometown) and City Gardens in Trenton, NJ where they beat a record previously held by the Ramones as the band who had the most appearances at the club in a calendar year. In this rare footage, you see the genesis of why they were the most talked about live act in the area. Bum keys and flat notes notwithstanding, the energy is raw and the emotion intense.

This limited edition is for the fans who were there and for those who wish they were, back in the day...