Tar – Tar Box – VINYL Box set 4LP


Repress : 2022

1 in stock


‘- Handsome – Green w/dark blue swirl vinyl
– Roundhouse – natural w/ metallic blue swirl vinyl
– Jackson – clear with Red swirl
– Holding Fast, Hitting Long – white vinyl.

– Hand numbered edition of 240 boxes.

Tar were an uncompromising prolific Chicago four piece band from 1988 to 1995 who put out many records and toured the US and Europe frequently with the likes of The Jesus Lizard, Arcwelder, Unsane, Surgery, and Jawbox.

Over thirty years since the original releases, Tar’s first three 12″ records are being reissued. Co-released by the band’s No Blow Records and Chunklet Industries, the Handsome EP and full length LPs Roundhouse and Jackson are being rediscovered. All three records were remastered and cut to lacquer by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. The artwork was painstakingly reimagined and recreated by the band’s drummer, Mike Greenlees.
This music has withstood the test of time. With the stunning remastering and 180gm pressing at Chicago’s Smashed Plastic pressing plant, this is no regular reissue. With exacting detail, the highest quality and attention to detail, the listener and fans are invited to truly re-experience these releases anew. It’s time to celebrate Tar. Again.
Includes the Handsome EP, the Roundhouse and Jackson LPs, and the previously unavailable Holding Fast Hitting Long album—an incendiary live set recorded at Lounge Ax in March 28, 1992. The band had just returned from multiple tours and was in top tour shape, tearing through a 55 minute set comprised entirely of songs from that era. This record includes a recreated flyer from the show and your very own copy of the set list. The live record is only available with the Box Set.
Numbered edition of 240 boxes.

Tracklist :

Handsome EP
A1 Static
A2 Mumper
A3 Same
B1 Downtime
B2 Seam
B3 Mel’s

Roundhouse LP
C1 Les Paul Worries
C2 Cold
C3 Glass Grief
C4 Pick One
C5 Black Track
D1 Bad Box
D2 Mercury Block
D3 Gag Reflex
D4 Thermos
D5 Jurbo

Jackson LP
E1 Short Trades
E2 Cross Offer
E3 Walking The King
E4 On A Transfer
E5 Trauma
F1 Dark Mark
F2 Goethe
F3 Tellerman
F4 Land Luck
F5 Viaduct Removal

Holding Fast, Hitting Long LP
G1 Short Trades
G2 Trauma
G3 Deep Throw
G4 Walking The King
G2 Les Paul Worries
G6 On A Transfer
G7 Static
H1 Goethe
H2 Viaduct Removal
H3 Solution 8
H4 Dark Mark
H5 Black Track
H6 Antlers

Additional information
Weight 1500 g




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