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Unreleased for over 20 years, this masterpiece of American, late-Sixties garage rock is now widely available on vinyl and iTunes for the first time ever. Produced by Eirik Wangberg and overseen by Terry Melcher, the Sacramento-based Public Nuisance laid down gritty, baroque psychedlia that was too hard for the hippies and too poppy for the punks. The end result is the perfect amalgam of all that was great about the era. The album was shelved after the Manson Family murders took place at the home Melcher had leased to Roman Polanski. In the aftermath, all of Melcher’s projects at the time were shelved and “Gotta Survive” suffered that unfortunate fate.
Released by Frantic Records in 2002 and out-of-print for quite some time, Third Man presents “Gotta Survive” with new artwork and mastered directly from the original two-track analog masters by Ron McMaster (the band’s drummer!) at Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA. Comes with MP3 download code for the entire album.