Royal Trux Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Royal Trux:
Guided By Voices, The Fall, Smog, Wipers, Big Black, Unwound, The Jesus Lizard, Papa M, Pere Ubu, Palace Music, Sun City Girls, Swell Maps
First new album in 19 years from 'the Worlds Greatest Rock and Roll Band'. When I think of Royal Trux I can only remember the time my brother - when asked by their record label where the band could stay after a Leeds show - suggested a quaint ivy clad Wetherby guest house complete with trademark poodle yapping about. How Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty would have fitted in in such environs would have been interesting given their rock and roll debauchery image and love for the white stuff they presumably titled this album after.
- Vinyl LP (FP17043)
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
Neil Michael Hagerty is best known for his frontmanship of major noise rock players Royal Trux, but he’s also doing stuff with The Howling Hex. They recently had a date together at Jack White’s Third Man Records HQ, and a coupla cuts from the performance have been pressed up to this 7” single. Yummy weirdo-rock from a hero of the form.
American rockers Royal Trux called it quits in 2001 and went their separate ways, forming Black Bananas, RTX, and The Howling Hex. The first full length release since the reunion was recorded live over two days and covers most of their 12 albums in their rawest and purest form. Vinyl and CD on Drag City.
- Vinyl LP (WIGLP404)
- Last copy
Full Moon In Gemini is a typically punchy slice of Howling Hex sound, marshalled as ever by bandleader Neil Michael Hagerty. Please note that, excitingly, every individual copy of the 7” has been hand-packaged by Hagerty himself, meaning that each one is a little different and unique. On Drag City.
Hand of Glory is the tenth album by Royal Trux. It consists of recordings made by founding members, guitarist Neil Hagerty and vocalist Jennifer Herrema between 1985-89 and was originally released in 2002. The album is split into two halves conceptually: Domo Des Burros and The Boxing Story. Royal Trux take the scuzz of The Rolling Stones influenced punk bands such as The Heartbreakers and New York Dolls and add an extra layer of scuzz and a certain amount of experimentation. Vinyl LP on Domino.
‘Hero Zero’ by The Royal Trux was the first ever release for Drag City records over twenty five years ago. Pioneering in their day for their use of moog synthesizer in punk music, broken song structures and a unique, almost deliberately ugly vocal style that is echoed in the work of artists such as Kim Gordon, Royal Trux were the original anti-music noise punks.
Primal indie rawkers Royal Trux made some of the '90s most hectic music, with jaunty punk conjoining their sweet pop hooks to create a nebulous, chaotic strand of rock music. With a title that pushed forward their many idiosyncrasies and contradictions, Radio Video became an EP of five tracks. A wonderful blast from their past.