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The Dukes of Stratosphear are back…kind of

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    The Dukes of Stratosphear were from 1984-1987 what the Foxboro Hot Tubs were last year: a secret side-project launched by the members of a pretty high-profile rock out. The project started with little fanfare, but given the fact that Sir John Johns, The Red Curtain, Lord Cornelius Plum, and E.I.E.I. Owen were in fact Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory, and Ian Gregory, the same Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory, and Ian Gregor behind XTC, the secret was revealed relatively quickly.

    Still, neither didn’t stop The Dukes of Stratosphear from releasing both an EP and a full-length album over the next three years, nor is it currently preventing Partridge’s personal imprint Ape House from reissuing the two works. On April 6th, the label will release both 25 O’Clock EP and Psonic Psunspot completely remastered and full of a bunch of goodies, including new artwork, a 24-page booklet, and bonus tracks.

    Talk about setting a standard. Here’s looking at you Billy Joe Armstrong…

    Check Out:
    “Braniac’s Daughter”

    25 Clock EP Tracklist:
    01. 25 Oclock
    02. Bike Ride To The Moon
    03. My Love Explodes
    04. What In The World??
    05. Your Gold Dress
    06. The Mole From The Ministry
    DEMOS
    07. 25 O?Clock
    8. Bike Ride To The Moon
    9. My Love Explodes
    10. What In The World?
    11. Nicely Nicely Jane
    12. Susan Revolving
    EXTRA RECORDINGS
    13. Black Jewelled Serpent Of Sound {Radio Caroline edit}
    14. Open A Can Of Human Beans
    15.TinToy Clockwork Train
    VIDEO
    01. Mole From The Min-istry

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    Psonic Psunspot Tracklist:
    01. Vanishing Girl
    02. Have You Seen Jackie
    03. Little Lighthouse
    04. You?re A Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)
    05. Collideascope
    06. You?re My Drug
    07. Shiny Cage
    08. Brainiacs Daughter
    09. The Af?liated
    10. Pale And Precious
    DEMOS
    11. No One At Home {Van- ishing Girl}
    12. Little Lighthouse
    13. Collideascope
    14. Shiny Cage
    15. Brainiacs Daughter
    16. The Af?liated
    VIDEO
    01. You?re A Good
    02. Man Albert Brown

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