The Retros-Inner City Rockers - The Retros 1979 LP+CD or CD
The Retros were arguably the best Punk band in St. Louis during their brief existence between 1978-1981. A couple attempts at recordings were made, but the Retros produced no official releases during their lifespan. In the Spring of 1979, the band was the subject of a final exam for a friend’s studio recording class at Webster University. When the exam was finished, the Retros took advantage of the couple hours of leftover studio time. They ripped through twelve originals in a quick, live-in-the studio type set up. The block of studio time was completely exhausted with the recording, and they didn't even have time for playback. The reel ended up on a shelf in Soundman/Manager, Don Hollenbeck's closet, and it would be almost thirty years before these recordings were heard by ANYONE. The LP includes the entire twelve song studio session, and the CD adds four, bonus live tracks.
SOLD OUT first pressing: The LP is limited to 300 copies in a red and black silk screened cover with a full color insert featuring photos, gig posters and liner notes, and it also comes with a copy of the CD. The CD format comes in a standard jewel case and is limited to 200 copies with alternate art. (SHOWN ABOVE)
STILL AVAILABLE SECOND PRESSING: LP is limited to 200 copies and does not include the CD. Cover is now yellow and black. The CD is available as a stand alone release in a standard jewel case. **Update 12-7-12: Second press vinyl now comes with CD format as well when ordered directly through us!**