Rocket 455 - 'Late Nite' b/w 'Bone Broke' 7"
By now, you all should have snatched the vinyl release of Rocket's 'Go To Hell' compilation (if not, what are you waiting for?), and for the already initiated, we're proud to bring you this brand-new (sort of...) 7" by our favorite Detroit garage stalwarts!
After digging around the Rocket archives for masters during the organization of the full-length that JPR released last year, guitarist Jeff Meier came across two previously unreleased Rocket gems that we can now present to you on 7" vinyl!
A long time live favorite, 'Late Nite,' takes up the A-Side of the 7". Recorded by Marco Delicato at his home in the late 90s, the roughness of this recording demonstrates the live ferocity of the band, along with establishing the fact that Rocket had the tightest rhythm section in all of Detroit during their extensive reign.
The B-Side of the 7" features 'Bone Broke,' also a remarkably great demo recording. Written for Rocket's use by Jack White in the late 90s, outside of a few live performances, the song has never been heard by the public as performed by Rocket. Figuring that it didn't exactly fit into their live set well, the song was never commercially released by Rocket; however, it was repurposed by White's outfit The White Stripes for their 2007 album 'Icky Thump'. For fans of Detroit garage, this version is guaranteed to thrill.
We're pleased to bring you another release in our archival Rocket 455 series, a band who deserves much warranted praise alongside their fellow Detroit contemporaries.
ROCKET 455 IS:
Mark Walz - Vocals
Jeff Meier - Guitar
Marco Delicato - Guitar
Steve Nawara - Bass
Kenny Tudrick - Drums
200 COPIES PRESSED ON DEAD MOON BLACK VINYL
100 COPIES PRESSED ON MOON HAZE VINYL
50 COPIES HANDMADE AND DEFACED IN THE B.o.M.B SHELTER, SIGNED AND NUMBERED WITH SILVER/RED SPLATTER VINYL BY WAX MAGE RECORDS
15 COPIES ON INSANITY VINYL BY WAX MAGE RECORDS