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Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: 3-Song EP
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
2013 repress. "1998, and according to the press, Royal Trux were back in action. Given the powerful response to Accelerator, an EP would be needed soon -- and with a long European tour impending, what better time than the present? In short order, the three songs were recorded, along with a fourth, a cover of Dire Straits Money for Nothing which was set aside to be used as a B-side for a planned UK single release. The songs were a funky bunch -- Deafer Than Blind was a sweet n sour ballad built off a drum loop, Run, Shaker Life was a Richie Havens cover with spiritual overtones and The United States of America vs. One 1974 Cadillac El Dorado Sedan was a proggy group jam that featured an extensive libretto and comprised one of the longest Royal Trux song yet. The static-crisp high end ofAccelerator was abandoned in favor of a smeared, bottom-heavy sound, showcasing the thunder in the stomping rhythm section and a darker tone in Hagertys bent-neck histrionics. This was something that one might almost regard as straight-up rock in Royal Trux terms, and Neil and Jennifer harmonized in their own unique way throughout the record. 3-Song EP is now available again for the first time in almost a decade." - Drag City

Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: 3-Song EP
Format: 12"
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
12" version. "1998, and according to the press, Royal Trux were back in action. Given the powerful response to Accelerator, an EP would be needed soon -- and with a long European tour impending, what better time than the present? In short order, the three songs were recorded, along with a fourth, a cover of Dire Straits Money for Nothing which was set aside to be used as a B-side for a planned UK single release. The songs were a funky bunch -- Deafer Than Blind was a sweet n sour ballad built off a drum loop, Run, Shaker Life was a Richie Havens cover with spiritual overtones and The United States of America vs. One 1974 Cadillac El Dorado Sedan was a proggy group jam that featured an extensive libretto and comprised one of the longest Royal Trux song yet. The static-crisp high end ofAccelerator was abandoned in favor of a smeared, bottom-heavy sound, showcasing the thunder in the stomping rhythm section and a darker tone in Hagertys bent-neck histrionics. This was something that one might almost regard as straight-up rock in Royal Trux terms, and Neil and Jennifer harmonized in their own unique way throughout the record. 3-Song EP is now available again for the first time in almost a decade." - Drag City

Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: Accelerator
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"As we steer ourselves away post-haste from the (semi-arbitrary watershed) year 2000 (or 2001, if youre that kind), many among us are still unsure of which stance to prefer: that of the forward-looking visionary elite or the historically-informed cult of the sentimentalist. Confusing times, but timely times for the reissue of Royal Truxs 1998 masterpiece (according to many, though we are inclined to believe that all of their releases were equally masterful), Accelerator. This album split the difference and intersected both angles to create an ass-kicking music machine that still confronts today with its dialed-out production values rendering ten tunes of glittering platinum hooks and colored by numbers with hooligan-outfitted choruses." - Drag City.

Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: Accelerator
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"As we steer ourselves away post-haste from the (semi-arbitrary watershed) year 2000 (or 2001, if youre that kind), many among us are still unsure of which stance to prefer: that of the forward-looking visionary elite or the historically-informed cult of the sentimentalist. Confusing times, but timely times for the reissue of Royal Truxs 1998 masterpiece (according to many, though we are inclined to believe that all of their releases were equally masterful), Accelerator. This album split the difference and intersected both angles to create an ass-kicking music machine that still confronts today with its dialed-out production values rendering ten tunes of glittering platinum hooks and colored by numbers with hooligan-outfitted choruses." - Drag City.

Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: Hand Of Glory
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Hand of Glory is a missing piece of the Royal Trux puzzle, circa 1989-90! Twelve years on, its still a mind-boggler. Twin Infinitives fans, rejoice -- your sick fantasies have actually been true all these years." - Drag City. "I thought it was a good idea to put this out since the last Royal Trux album will now be Hand of Glory. Theres a certain charm to this for me. There wont be any more for me. The instrumentation for Hand of Glory is: Voice, Percussion, Drum Machines, Mechanical Monkey with Cymbals, Moog, Guitars, Violin, Bottles, Pump Organ, Radio, Record Player, Piano, Harmonica, Tape Machines. - Neil Hagerty. Easily as "difficult" as Twin Infinities, or most titles on this site for that matter.. Amazing. CD also available.
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Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"First vinyl pressing since the original 1988 Royal Records LP issue. First time on Drag City." -Drag City
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Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: Singles, Live, Unreleased
Format: Double CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"This 32-song bomb was dropped on a highly suspect America back in the early winter of 1997. It was a celebration of the then-major label act known as ROYAL TRUX. The songs were collected from along the various ways theyd passed by from 1988 to around the time they were signed to Virgin in 1994. The title really says it all, without delivering strictly on the promise; rather than divide the album into sections dedicated to each of the above, the singles, live and unreleased tracks were scrambled in unchronologic / anthropomorphic / anti-idiomatic fashion to represent a living, breathing entity built of contradictions, rhythm, gleeful exploitation of limitations and cliches, the short con (and when you finally notice, theyd slip into the long one) and above all, total commitment. This was a band to which the word "definition" had no meaning, other than as the punch-line to a variety of jokes that we wont bore you with right now. You may never understand unless you sit in a crouch for three days, on the balls of your feet with the knees pointing out like arrows before you. And then maybe youll know how it feels. Some people in this life have no choice, theyve been Indians since the day they were born. Others take it upon themselves. This was Royal Trux. And when Makers Day finally comes, when we humans are finally judged on intention-Royal Trux will roll in to heaven heavy with it, 100% pure and solid." -Drag City.

Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: Singles, Live, Unreleased
Format: Triple LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $33.00
"This 32-song bomb was dropped on a highly suspect America back in the early winter of 1997. It was a celebration of the then-major label act known as ROYAL TRUX. The songs were collected from along the various ways theyd passed by from 1988 to around the time they were signed to Virgin in 1994. The title really says it all, without delivering strictly on the promise; rather than divide the album into sections dedicated to each of the above, the singles, live and unreleased tracks were scrambled in unchronologic / anthropomorphic / anti-idiomatic fashion to represent a living, breathing entity built of contradictions, rhythm, gleeful exploitation of limitations and cliches, the short con (and when you finally notice, theyd slip into the long one) and above all, total commitment. This was a band to which the word "definition" had no meaning, other than as the punch-line to a variety of jokes that we wont bore you with right now. You may never understand unless you sit in a crouch for three days, on the balls of your feet with the knees pointing out like arrows before you. And then maybe youll know how it feels. Some people in this life have no choice, theyve been Indians since the day they were born. Others take it upon themselves. This was Royal Trux. And when Makers Day finally comes, when we humans are finally judged on intention-Royal Trux will roll in to heaven heavy with it, 100% pure and solid." -Drag City.
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Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: Twin Infinitives
Format: Double LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"First vinyl pressing of Twin Infinitives since the original LP issue in December 1990. Gatefold sleeve." -Drag City "We wanted to let things happen. I took all the tapes I had: rehearsals, studio stuff that survived, other random shit like shortwave recording etc and cut that together in a long collage. Then I broke that into short segments arbitrarily, about the length of a good rock song. We dumped those segments onto multitrack, called them songs, and just started putting little patchwork bits here and there for the next year and a half or whatever it was." -Neil Hagerty. Very highly recommended!
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Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: Thank You
Format: LP
Label: Plain
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"This is their 1995 Virgin label debut produced by long time Neil Young collaborator David Briggs. Thank You was recorded almost completely live in the studio and Briggs production and influence is readily apparent in this grimy piece of rocknroll. Neil Hagertys guitar playing is wandering into noiseland via unique and memorable solos but also transforming into something resembling 70s riffs while Jennifer Herrema outdoes herself and actually sings. Thank You, giving way to some surprisingly catchy tunes, is as good as modern rock classics go. A great, greasy work of non-commercial alternative rock fueled by cigarettes and junk food." - Plain.

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