Cleft Music has discovered 500 vinyl copies of Eaglebreeze's 1983 debut and sole artifact, Eaglebreeze. Included with each peanut butter honey colored LP is an original punch out, 3-D, Eagle teepee rocket turntable spinner. Clip on feathers and blacklight stickers not included, but we have made download cards for the album, even though that would have blown these dudes' minds back in 1983.
From the album's hype sticker: "In what amounts to a Southern-rock fantasy, the members of Eaglebreeze assembled in their Sheffield, Alabama studio created solely for the recording of this album. What resulted is a case study in careless, stoner, cock rock from an era that hadn't yet been altered by the crack cocaine epidemic of the late 80's. Unparalleled in its swagger, audacity, and record shattering stoner jams, Eaglebreeze remains a document from a more innocent era. Relegated to obscure corners of the internet until now, this never released debut, doomed to sit in a warehouse for decades, is presented in its original, full length format, including the unedited 20+ minute opus, "Chonger." Each song, astonishingly recorded in one take, is now passed (to the left) to a new generation."
The band originally formed as a dare to pull off the longest scream in rock n roll history. With "Lunchdate" in the can, they composed and recorded 3 additional songs, working for 3 days with no sleep on Labor Day weekend '82. Their Sheffield AL studio, built for this sole session, subsequently burned to the ground as an insurance scam to pay for the record. 4 members died in the wrap party-fire leaving remaining member, Siff Hewly, to raise funds for the pressing by skimming collections from his local auto union. It's pure coincidence the Ford plant closed that same year, but speculation has fingered Hewly's machinations as contributing to the departure and not Japanese innovation. The LP's were delivered months later to an address Hewly claimed as a work residence, but he'd skipped town long before. He has never been heard from since. The LP's sat for nearly 35 years in a now abandoned door and cabinet manufacturing warehouse. It can only be assumed the die cut eagle spinners were made at that location.
*UPDATE* Eaglebreeze has recently been posthumously awarded the record for longest metal yell in recorded history for their work "Lunchdate." Link: metalawards.com/longestmetalyell
released January 4, 1983