Tommy Jay - Tommy Jay's Tall Tales of Trauma [Reissue, 2008]
from DUSTED MAGAZINE:
Strong outsider vibes douse this potent, out-of-nowhere reissue of a decade's worth of recordings by Ohio's Tommy Jay. All but lost to the margins when the burgeoning interest in Columbus punk/rock dried up in the late '90s, this edition (issued as a cassette in the mid-80s to hardly anyone) benefits from a reawakened curiosity in such sounds, these songs having ripened from as early as '74. Grafting a personal vision onto already-worthy VU/Roky/Mayo Thompson booze-n-pills lit school ambiance, with absolutely nothing to lose, here is the sound of an old human spirit taking flight. Stacks up to any comparable singer-songwriter release from the past few years and blows it right down.
Reissue out on COLUMBUS DISCOUNT RECORDS. Buy HERE.