The Day the Earth Met the Rocket From the Tombs
Released: Feb 2002
Label: Fire Records
At first it's hard to believe this unexpected and absolutely essential document of one of the most important bands to come out of the seminal early '70s Cleveland scene even exists. For years Rocket From the Tombs was a sole, impossible-to-find 45 RPM single and writings by people like Lester Bangs. So to be able to hear original singer (and future Pere Ubu guy) David Thomas on versions of "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and "Never Gonna Kill Myself Again" and an inexplicable cover of "Foggy Notion" (where'd they hear it the first place?) is beyond cool. Also, there are no bad songs.