Released on March 29th and available for pre-order now, Black Ticket Day and Law Of Nature join recent reissued solo efforts; 1996’s Frontierland, the previously unreleased experiential, 1991’s much-celebrated Honey Steels Gold and the 1984 debut Electrical Storm as a part of Kueppers collaboration with Melbourne’s Remote Control records.
"Kuepper's purple patch of the first half of the 1990s is something extraordinary, and Black Ticket Day (1992) is a jewel in his crown. It's as expansive as its predecessor Honey Steel's Gold yet more electric; features pop gems "It's Lunacy" and "Real Wild Life" but also wig-outs like "Blind Girl Stripper" and "All My Ideas Run to Crime". Law of Nature (1984) is a heat-haze of an album, drawing as Kuepper has said on memories of growing up in the semi-rural suburbs of Brisbane. It manages to find a perfect fit for the experiential colours of earlier Laughing Clowns releases within a set of disciplined song-forms. A classic of Australian post-punk featuring the original recording of 'Eternally Yours.'" - John Encarnacao, author, Ed Kuepper's Honey Steel's Gold for 33 1/3.
Following the acclaimed reissue earlier in the year of the classic albums Honey Steel’s Gold and Electrical Storm, and hot on the heels of a sellout national tour, Ed Kuepper unveils two further releases from his extensive archive - Frontierland and Mister MiraKle.
Frontierland was originally released in Australia, the USA and Britain during Kuepper's very prolific 90's period. Frontierland is an expansive and at times highly experimental pop album. It’s a broad ranging work, with a sweeping sound palette that includes horns, mandolin, mellotron, chromatic harmonica, loops and samples, violin, drums and octopad, alongside Ed’s unmistakable guitar and vocals. Allmusic acclaimed it as a work that singled Kuepper out as “one of the most valuable, idiosyncratic rock artists of the late 20th century.” In agreement, Frontierland was nominated for Best Independent Release at the ARIA Music Awards in 1997.
This is the first time Frontierland has been made available on vinyl. The original artwork has been reimaged and the newly remastered LP comes on a choice of black or opaque blue vinyl, in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.
Ed Kuepper - Frontierland
1. All of These Things
2. Fireman Joe
3. The Weepin' Willow
4. How Would You Plead?
5. M.D.D.P. Limited
6. Pushin' Fear II
7. Rough Neck Blues
8. Someone Told Me
9. Poor Howard
Simultaneously, Kuepper releases his ‘lost album’, Mister MiraKle for the first time. The album was recorded shortly after Frontierland and intended as a mail-order companion to the, intended Frontierland tour. However it was inexplicably shelved at the time and has been unavailable until now. The infamous Mister MiraKle will prove to be the missing link between Kuepper's solo and band work.
The perfect companion to Frontierland. The album has been mastered from the original analogue tapes for all formats, with the LP available on black and limited-edition orange vinyl. Both albums are available for the first time on streaming services.
Ed Kuepper - Mister MiraKle
1. Rainy Knights
2. When She’s Down
3. Poor Howard’s Dead and Gone
4. Salty Sea Air
5. Highway to Hell Pt. 2 / We Will Fall (stars on 78i medly)
6. Mysterious Wind
7. Weepin’ Willow
8. Liddle Fiddle
9. Fireman Joe
10. Sleepy Head
(I'M) STRANDED 7" VINYL RE-ISSUE
But wait, there’s more; in addition to the single reissue comes the first ever official merch line from the original line-up of The Saints. Three designs across two t-shirts and a hoodie open the collection and feature Ed Kuepper’s original hand-painted logo, the Fatal label 7” design and the rear sleeve graphic of Savage Pencil as featured on the 7” UK release (I’m) Stranded.
Available in all sizes and all cuts the collection will also be made available locally in the UK via Wax Face Toys, in the USA via In The Red Records and in Australia via Artist First.