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Tuff Darts!

Tuff Darts
Tuff Darts!

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Artist: Tuff Darts 
Title: Tuff Darts! 
Label: Run Out Groove
UPC: 081227932800
Units per set: 1

Marketing points:

  • The first time the title would be re-issued on vinyl in the U.S. since the original Sire Records release in 1978. Long out of print. If voted in, will include 2 unreleased tracks (TBD) from the vault as a bonus 7” single.
  • Each LP will be individually numbered and strictly limited based on pre orders. 
  • 1LP, 180g, multi-color vinyl pressed at Record Industry would come in a single pocket tip-on Stoughton sleeve

Punk rock band the Tuff Darts never became as successful or endured as long as some of their other punk brethren that were staples of the CBGBs scene in the late 70s such as The Ramones, Patti Smith, Television or the Dead Boys but they were one of the first to make their mark. Their music has hard rock riffs with pop hooks and their retro suit-and-tie look helped them get gigs opening for the New York Dolls at CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City. The band’s original line-up included Robert Gordon (who later made Marshall Crenshaw’s “Someday Someway” into a hit even before Marshall himself!) on vocals, Jeffrey Salen and Bob Butant on guitars, John De Salvo on bass and James Morrison on drums. This version of the band made it’s recording debut with three tracks on the 1976 compilation, “Live at CBGB’s” but Gordon would eventually move on to a solo Rockabilly career, being replaced by Tommy Frenzy on their Bob Clearmountain-produced, self-titled studio debut LP released on Sire Records in 1978. Considered an overlooked gem from the classic late 70s punk era, this title would be reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original release and include a bonus 7” single with 2 unreleased tracks if voted in as ROG #7!

Track List
Side A
1 Rats
2 Who’s Been Sleeping Here
3 Here Comes Trouble
4 She’s Dead
5 Phone Booth Man
6 (Your Love Is Like) Nuclear Waste
Side B
1 My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms
2 Love and Trouble
3 Head Over Heels
4 Slash
5 Fun City
6 All For the Love of Rock & Roll