ALBUM NEWS: Second Blind Idiot God album to be re-released in October Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:22

Indivisible Music is set to release a remastered ‘Undertow’, the second album by Blind Idiot God (BIG), originally released in 1989, on 13 October.


Blind Idiot God artwork


The re-issued version will come with three bonus tracks: their collaboration with saxophonist John Zorn and two versions of ‘Freaked’, the theme song of the Alex Winter movie of the same name, recorded with Henry Rollins and the only BIG track to feature vocals.


"I know it is rare for them to have vocals in their music," Rollins has said of recording with the band, "so I felt lucky to have been an exception. I remain a fan."


BIG guitarist and co-founder, Andy Hawkins, recounts: "Blind Idiot God opened for Black Flag in St. Louis in 1983. There never was, nor will there be, anybody else like them. They made huge leaps forward in heavy music. Having played with and seen Black Flag with Henry many times, I was thrilled when he consented to do the vocals on the ‘Freaked’ title track.


"Henry's words are way past rock lyrics, with a heft and impact that reaches beyond poetry. He came into the studio with the words and we had a quick discussion about the form of the long and short versions. He then quietly arranged his phrasing for a few minutes and knocked it out. Totally pro and totally great, I think it's one of his best rock efforts ever. Start to finish, it probably took less than an hour to nail both versions, I don't think it could've gone any better."


Invisible Music plans to re-issue the remaining two out of print Blind Idiot God records  in the near future. The band is planning to release a new album in 2018.