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Forty years after the release of one of the greatest Australian debut albums of all time - (I’m) Stranded - Ed Kuepper returns with a brand new band and a brand new contender for the title: The Aints! The Church of Simultaneous Existence.
Made up from songs, musical elements and bits and prices that Sir Ed wrote from when he began high school in 1969 and started seriously fantasising about being in a band through to the Saints implosion in 1978 and arranged by The Aints! over 2017-2018, The Church of Simultaneous Existence is an album 40 years in the making. From the glorious slash and burn of Stranded-era track SOS ’75 via the horn-driven Red Aces (the mooted follow up to 1977s classic 7" Know Your Product) to Winters Way, recorded and released originally by the Laughing Clowns for their 1984 swan song LP Ghosts Of An Ideal Wife but written in 1975 and presented here closer to its original form.
”Things had started to move fairly quickly once The Saints recorded [I’m] Stranded (Fatal Records) in mid ’76. We recorded three albums over the next two years as well as doing a fair it of touring, and for a while things were looking very promising, however, business problems, compounded by personal and artistic differences meant the band didn’t get around to recording all the material I had lying around….so forty [very] odd years later it occurred to me that these songs might well have made up a hypothetical 4th album….The Church of the Simultaneous Existence…..the songs that refused to die….performed in much the way they would have had the band not split up in 1978" – Ed Kuepper
To celebrate this monumental release The Aints! will hit the road for an extensive national tour performing all your new faves from tracks from The Aints! plus a treasure trove of classics from The Saints (’73 -’78). Tickets on-sale Friday August 24th via feelpresents.com
The Church of Simultaneous Existence will be released September 21st on vinyl, CD and all digital services. The limited 2CD & vinyl releases will also include a bonus album The Church of Simultaneous Instrumentals. Watch the EPK here.
- 1. Red Aces
- 2. The Church of Simultaneous Existence
- 3. You’ll Always Walk Alone
- 4. You Got the Answer
- 5. Country Song in G
- 6. Elevator (A Song For Barking Lord Jeff)
- 7. This Is Our Summer
- 8. Winter’s Way
- 9. S-O-S ’75
- 10. Demo Girl Part 2
- 11. Good Night Ladies (I Hear A Sound Without)
- 12. The Rise And Falls Of James Hoopnoch Eefil