Cult French rockers SOGGY have just had their sole album reissued.

The Detroit-channelling band only released one single during their lifetime – 1981’s ‘Waiting For The War’ – but the eponymous album was put together from available recordings by French label Memoire Neuve in 2008 in a limited edition of 500 copies.

The album has now been reissued by US label Outer Battery on white/black splatter vinyl and a limited edition of 300 on silver vinyl.

Soggy were originally formed in the northern city of Rheims in 1978, playing covers by the likes of ALICE COOPER, BLACK SABBATH, THE STOOGES and the MC5, before developing their own original material and a massive following. A major deal eluded the band, however, apparently stemming from their refusal to write French language songs, and the band split in ’82 before a mooted support tour with JUDAS PRIEST.

Commenting on the album’s re-release, the band say, “We’re stoked that the album will finally be released after all these years, and pleasantly surprised that despite the intervening years there’s still a demand to hear these songs.”

More recently, frontman Beb has returned to the stage for the first time in 35 years to perform ‘Waiting…’ with US band THE SHRINE at France’s Hellfest. Further activity with the band is likely, as well as a full Soggy rockumentary.

You can read a review of Soggy in the latest edition of Vive Le Rock!


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