Mike Krol - Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records [3CD] | RECORD STORE DAY

back to top

RecordStore Day

Thank you for choosing to buy locally from a record store!

Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records [3CD]
Artist: Mike Krol
Format: CD

Details

Label: MERGE RECORDS
Rel. Date: 01/29/2021
UPC: 673855058924

Buy Now

Store Distance Phone Buy
Loading...

You can explore 3 ways to buy:

Find and visit a Local Record Store and get phone number and directions (call first, there is no guarantee which products may be in stock locally)

Purchase now from a local store that sells online

Purchase digitally now from recordstoreday.com (which serves local record stores)

These Indie stores carry most genres and you may want to also check with them

Store Distance Phone
Loading...

Find a local store

(Please call first)

$10.99   Buy MP3 Album
DISC: 1
MP3
1. Natural Disaster
$0.99 Download
2. Like A Star
$0.99 Download
3. Fifteen Minutes
$0.99 Download
4. Heart Attack
$0.99 Download
5. Seventeen (Age)
$0.99 Download
6. Grade School Love
$0.99 Download
7. Red Minivan
$0.99 Download
8. A Million Times
$0.99 Download
9. Plague
$0.99 Download
10. Cease And Desist
$0.99 Download
11. Modern Furniture
$0.99 Download
12. Locker
$0.99 Download
13. Teeth Grinder
$0.99 Download
14. Straaange
$0.99 Download
15. California
$0.99 Download
16. Fourth Of July
$0.99 Download
17. Keith Moon
$0.99 Download
18. [Untitled]
$0.99 Download
19. Drum Test (Bonus Track)
$0.99 Download
20. Kelly (Bonus Track)
$0.99 Download
21. Stacey (Bonus Track)
$0.99 Download
22. Snow Day (Bonus Track)
$0.99 Download
23. Natural Disaster (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
24. Like A Star (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
25. Fifteen Minutes (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
26. Heart Attack (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
27. Grade School Love (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
28. A Million Times (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
29. Fifteen Minutes Instrumental Reprise (Bonus Track)
$0.99 Download
30. My Country Tis Of Thee (Bonus Track)
$0.99 Download
31. The Tempo (Bonus Track)
$0.99 Download
32. Plague (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
33. Modern Furniture (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
34. Locker (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
35. Teeth Grinder (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
36. Straaange (Demo) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
37. I Got You (Chelsea) [Bonus Track]
$0.99 Download
38. [Untitled Track Of Terre T Reviewing I Hate Jazz On Wfmu] (Bonus Track)
$0.99 Download

More Info:

Most listeners were introduced to Mike Krol in 2015 with the release of his Merge debut, Turkey. Few knew at the time that Turkey was actually Chapter 3 of the Krol saga, and that he had self-released two records years earlier. To the delight of his new legion of fans, Merge reissued those early albums as the 2017 collection Mike Krol Is Never Dead. With that release, I Hate Jazz and Trust Fund found new life, and the inclusion of digital-only rarities led to fresh demand for this CD reissue.

Self-released on LP in 2011, I Hate Jazz was the opening salvo of World War Krol. Only 500 copies were pressed; they were given away to anyone who showed interest (and many who showed none whatsoever). Including Krol classics like “Fifteen Minutes” and “Like a Star,” the record had long been unavailable. Trust Fund followed in 2013; its 500 LPs sold out on the ensuing tour, fueling a mini-mania that would elevate it to cult status.

The 3-CD edition of Mike Krol Is Never Dead includes the first two albums housed in miniature-sized reproductions of the original album tri-fold wallets, and an additional disc filled with an illuminating selection of outtakes, demos, and B-sides from that era.