Skinhead Moonstomp goes deluxe

by Modculture 1 October, 2008

Out this week is the deluxe 2CD version of Syramip‘s seminal 1970 Skinhead Moonstomp album.Syramip_2

The British skinhead scene at the time of release embraced this Trojan album – actually by Jamaican reggae act The Pyramids – in huge numbers. This deluxe issue offers a whole range of extras though

CD 1 tracklisting:
1 through 12 – original ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ LP songs
13 through 23 – 7″ single tracks issued in 1969 on the ‘Doctor Bird’ label, with the group credited as ‘The Seven Letters’ – The Fit/Please Stay/Special Beat/Flour Dumpling/Equality/Mama Me Want Girl/Sentry/Soul Crash/Throw Me Things/There Goes My Heart/Bam Bam Baji

CD 2 tracklisting:
1 and 2 – Hold Him Joe/Tomorrow At Sundown (Doctor Bird 7″ tracks)
3 through 6 – Parson’s Corner/Redeem/La Bella Jig/Holiday By The Sea (Treasure Isle 7″ tracks)
7 – I’m A Puppet (Attack 7″ track)
8 and 9 -Feel Alright/Telstar (Trojan 7″ tracks)
10 – Geronimo (Duke 7″ track)
11 through 14 – To Sir With Love/Reggae Shuffle/All For You/Stingo (Trojan 7″ tracks)
15 through 18 – Mosquito Bite/Mother’s Bath/Can’t Leave Now/Teardrops (Creole 7″ tracks)
19 through 23 – Stop The Train/Black And White/Lasting Treasure/That’s Nice/Funky Broadway (all previously unreleased tracks)

A 20-page booklet contains a historical band essay, album background, interviews with Monty Neysmith and Roy Ellis, and outlines the skinhead scene surrounding the release. All the original artwork is reproduced, alongside pictures of the 7″ singles featured as bonus tracks, original advertising, and additional band shots.

Skinhead Moonstomp is available now on Sanctuary Records from Amazon for £12.98 from here.