Punk Rock Pioneers EATER Re-Release Their Monumental Debut Album As It Was Originally Intended To Sound, Showcase Preview Single

Eater - Ant

When groundbreaking British punk rock band Eater first released what was to be known as their debut album, 1977’s The Album, most of the band members weren’t even old enough to legally drive a car! Perhaps that’s why the band’s vision for what their album should have sounded like ended up getting buried beneath the demands of their label, the overbearing powers of the show business machine and the general tumult of the British music scene. But now, decades later, the band finally had a chance to revisit the original master tapes and correct that historical error, issuing a “Remixed and Restored” version of their debut album, now properly titled Ant.

As Eater’s main man, singer/guitarist Andy Blade says, “If the master tapes hadn’t been lost, Ant would have been released in 1977 in place of the original Eater album The Album, which was in fact an unfinished work in progress, minus guitar overdubs, and erroneously rush-released. It has bugged me ever since that no one ever got to hear the songs as intended, songs you can hear for the first time on these completed recordings. Thanks to the recovery of the master tapes from our producer’s loft after his death, you will see why it bothered me so much. Welcome to Eater’s ‘new’ debut album: Ant!”

Check out the newly restored version of The Album’s kinetic opener “You,” which is available now on all streaming and download platforms, for a taste of how different this new version is from the originally released 1977 version. Stream the single: HERE

Ant will be available on both CD, in a gorgeous 8-panel digipak, and glorious RED vinyl starting June 3! Each format comes with full liner notes written by Blade specifically for this release. Order the CD/Vinyl: HERE

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