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 reexperience these releases anew. It’s time to celebrate Tar. Again.
Only available individually on black vinyl. Includes download card.
This LP was recorded in Chicago at Idful Music over by Wicker Park.
Produced by Iain Burgess and Tar.
Engineered by Brad Wood. Recorded October 21 and 22, 1989, April 21, 22, 29 and 30, 1990, and, finally, on May 12, 1990.
Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service.
Here’s the lyric sheet: All the time…How does it feel…Twice the problems…You burn…Tear my living down…It just hurts…I’m the keeper of it…In perpetuity…Raised them up…Get used to it.
Cover photograph by Kevin Kurtz.
Holding out his hand: Henry Owings.
The Roundhouse LP was originally released in 1990 on Amphetamine Reptile Records. Thank you, Haze.
All songs written and played by Tar (Tartar Music, BMI).
Tar on this record is: John Mohr: Guitar and vocals. Mark Zablocki: Guitar.Mike Greenlees: Drums, graphics and notes. Tim Mescher: Bass.
A NO BLOW RECORDS + CHUNKLET INDUSTRIES RELEASE
MANUFACTURED & ASSEMBLED IN U.S.A.
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