Tommy Jay & Mike Rep


The Grim-O Comix Sequence (1974-75)

"The Grim-O Comix Sequence was a cycle of songs recorded over the course of the summer/fall after Tommy Jay and Mike Rep graduated from high school. It is intended to be some sort of never meant to be released folk rock opera, touching on all the concerns of the day - frustration of minimum wage work, unrequited love, insignificance, and hopelessness - which incredibly remained wholly unreleased and under tight lock and key for all of these years. Listening to these recordings, you can hear them experimenting with recording and songwriting techniques that would end up being staples of their respective musical identities...  Like everything everybody does in high school, this recording isn't without its cringe-worthy moments, but it's great to hear the beginnings of two burgeoning songwriter/ producers with talents beyond their years."  - Columbus Discount

3 comments:

nicholab said...

nice! been looking for this one....thx

Jwil said...

Easily one of the best releases of the year, everybody download this

miskov said...

agreed. kinda sad to think that most of my this year's favorites were recorded before 1990. you're welcome