It all happened on a rainy afternoon in June, 2005, at the Goner Shop. Following a sweaty Saturday night gig at Memphis’ favorite dive bar, The Buccaneer, Reigning Sound sets up in front of a roomful of hungover heathens and blazes through fifteen-and-a-half pounders, including covers of The Sham’s “Black Sheep,” The Swingin’ Yo-Yo’s’ “Do Something,” and of course, Carl Perkins’ “Tennessee.” Scream with shock and delight as Greg Cartwright gets electrocuted during a Compulsive Gamblers song!
Originally released as a limited-edition CDR to raise funds for Katrina victims in late ’05, and nationally on vinyl the next year, the LP has been out of print for over half a decade. This new pressing includes a complimentary digital download. It’s a document of an amazing band and an amazing show, in glorious full fidelity. It’s Reigning Sound: Live at Goner Records!