SONIC BOOM BOYS!
Cult freak-rockers T2 are to have their classic debut 1970 album reissued in a new 3-disc edition.
The band formed out of the ashes of London mod/psych band Bulldog Breed whose sole album, the highly rated Made In England came out just too late for the first psychedelic era in 1969.
Bassist Bernard Jinks and 17-year-old guitarist Keith Cross recruited singing drummer Pete Dunton from ‘Race With The Devil’ hitmakers Gun to form T2. Signing to Decca for a then huge £10,000 advance, the band recorded It’ll All Work Out In Boomland; comprising just four tracks marrying long proggish passages with Cross’s searing proto-punk guitar, it was at odds with what else was going on musically and sold poorly, going on to become hugely collectable.
The band began working on their second album but internal tensions caused line-up ructions, the band splitting in ’72 with the album going unreleased for years. T2 reformed, without Cross, for more releases during the 90s.
It’ll All Work Out In Boomland has had sporadic reissues across the intervening years, but this new Cherry Red edition has been remastered from the original Decca master tapes and adds two further CDs featuring material from their original 70-72 period.
Set for release on 26 March, It’ll All Work Out In Boomland is available to pre-order here.