The Inspiral Carpets to release ‘lost’ debut album for Record Store Day


Clint Boon, Inspiral Carpets (Photo: Andy Crossland for Live4ever Media)

Dung 4‘, the cassette-only album from the Inspiral Carpets which preceded their more conventional debut LP ‘Life‘ in 1989, is to be re-released for this year’s Record Store Day.

Cherry Records will for the first time issue the album on CD and vinyl formats on April 19th – Clint Boon takes up the story:

“We recorded and mixed the Dung 4 session at my little studio in the Guide Mill on South Street, Ashton Under Lyne,” he tells XFM. “It cost nothing to make. We all had jobs at the time. This is what we did after work. We were a garage band.”

“I knew this recording session was a very important moment for the band. To me, Dung 4 is our debut album. Listening to the original master tapes for the first time in 27 years was the most goosebump-inducing moment I’ve had in my time with the Inspirals.”

The Inspiral Carpets also have a brand new studio record in the works for 2014, which is said to be ‘tentatively’ self-titled.

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