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Revolver Records Launches Vinyl Imprint with Eddy Detroit and Sun City Girls Single

The staff at Revolver Records in downtown Phoenix loves vinyl, and according to co-owner T.J. Jordan, the store plans on taking its relationship with wax to the next level.

Jordan doesn't have a confirmed date, but believes that mid-October should see the debut vinyl release from Revolver's new label, Ammit Records, Eddy Detroit Meets the Sun City Girls.

Eddy Detroit is an underground legend in Phoenix. His 1982 record Immortal Gods is stunning example of the Phoenix-based weirdness of the '80s, which birthed bands like The Feederz, JFA, The Meat Puppets, and Detroit's friends and collaborators Sun City Girls.

"Two of the three songs have never been released," Jordan says, describing the 7-inch as "chanty stuff."

The songs feature Detroit playing with Sun City Girls, from sessions that yielded the "Mephisto Cigars" recording.

According to Jordan, former-Sun City Girls Alan and Richard Bishop gave their blessing for the recordings to be released. Sun City Girls drummer/lyricist Charles Gocher passed away in 2007.

Detroit issued two recordings in 2009 and 2010, respectively, and Assophon Records re-issued Immortal Gods in 2010.

Jordan, who performs with Detroit, hopes that future Ammit releases will include more out of print albums by Detroit, including Jungle Captive, recorded in the early '90s and last released by Majora Records in 1997.

Art work for the release has almost been finalized, and Jordan promises, in true Eddy Detroit style, there will "probably be a naked woman involved" on the cover.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.