Monday, April 5, 2010
On July 20, 2010, Chapel Hill, North Carolina's I Was Totally Destroying It will release "Get Big" digitally & on limited edition 7" green vinyl through Greyday Records. "Get Big" is IWTDI's over-the-top tribute to their love of the 1980's- from the ridiculous cover design and photography, to the infectious music within.
The A-side is a faithful but inherently IWTDI cover of Big Country's 1983 hit, "In A Big Country". Replete with soaring harmonies, pulsing energy and chiming guitars, the band brings one of their favorite songs of all time to the present and makes it uniquely their own, without losing any of the original charm.
The B-side is "The Big Rock"- an updating of a track from singer/guitarist John Booker & drummer James Hepler's old band, En Garde. "The Big Rock" is quintessential hair metal pop- a tongue-in-cheek thunderous barnburner, with all the right cliches to capture the mood...and of course, IWTDI's usual melodic knack.
The 7" will be limited to 500 hand-numbered copies, all on green wax and SPECIFICALLY MASTERED for vinyl. Each copy comes with a full-color 11x17 poster, featuring more 80's photoshoot silliness from the band- and a free download code for digital masters of both tracks, plus a bonus track: "Mona Lisa Overdrive", the final leftover to be released from the Horror Vacui sessions.
The vinyl will only be sold through Greyday Records webstore, at IWTDI concerts, and select North Carolina record stores.
Get ready to Get Big with I Was Totally Destroying It this July.
Posted by John at 4:25 PM