RexyRex Records is proud to annouce the vinyl release of this iconic record. Remastered for vinyl by Joe Gastwirt and resequenced to include additional tracks, it delivers on the greatly superior sound of vinyl. It already sounded great, but now it sounds phenomenal.
It is a double album when pressed on vinyl, and to do it justice it is being pressed on heavyweight black vinyl, and enclosed in a high quality gatefold double album cover with graphic design by Ron Marks. In other words, no expense was spared to make this an artifact worth owning!
It is NOW PRESSED!!
You may order your copy of this limited run of one thousand units by pressing the “MERCH” tab. Although I have been advised to sell it for $99, I think it will be fine to sell them for $50.
What the Critics had to say about Dead Dog’s Eyeball:
“…This is gorgeous, throat lump-inducing music….McCarty fleshes out Johnston’s home-recorded sketches into an eclectic assortment of torch ballads, guitar rockers, and beer-hall sing-alongs, and beguiling art pop…Highly Recommended.” – Spin (November, 1994)
“…Other people have tried covering Daniel’s songs before…mostly without much joy. Maybe they’ve all been in too much awe. Kathy treats Daniel’s songs with due reverence, love and humour—and one helluva kick in her voice…” – Melody Maker (August, 1995)
“A really great album and a total crowd-pleaser — you can gift that record to just about anyone and they’ll fall in love with it.” – Michael Azerrad (December, 2019)
“…on “Dead Dog’s Eyeball”, Kathy has done more than merely guard Daniel’s fragile music from extinction; she has created a completely new setting for his instinctively pure songs without impinging on their heartbreaking naivete´. There are places where this music sounds like out-takes from Brian Wilson’s legendary lost LP “Smile”, places that sound like psychedelic versions of Captain Beefheart done for a cocktail lounge crowd in Vegas, and some you’ll just have to hear and judge for yourself.” – Gina Arnold (July, 1994)
“This is the album that made it impossible for anyone to dismiss Daniel Johnston as just another outsider artist. …Dead Dog’s Eyeball, originally released in 1994, remains the premier articulation of Johnston’s songwriting prowess… No serious Austin music collection should be without it.” – Greg Beets/The Austin Chronicle (April, 2005)
“…Singer Kathy McCarty, formerly of Glass Eye, pays tribute to fellow Austin, Texas musician Daniel Johnston….unearthing veins of compassion and sadness not heard on the originals… Rating A-” – Entertainment Weekly (November, 1994)