Ben Stiller's Band Is Releasing Music For the First Time in 36 Years
By Katrina Nattress
October 10, 2018
Long before Ben Stiller became an iconic actor and comedian, he was a rockstar. Or, an aspiring one, at least.
While attending New York’s Calhoun School in the '80s, Stiller was the drummer of a post-punk band called Capital Punishment. Though they never played a gig under the name, the band released one album in 1982 called Roadkill. On September 14, the band reissued its one and only album on Captured Tracks, and now it looks like we'll be getting some new music from Stiller's high school band.
On Tuesday (October 9) the Record Store Day Black Friday 2018 release list was revealed, and Capital Punishment is participating with a special EP called This Is Capital Punishment. The five-track record will be pressed on translucent blue vinyl and limited to 1,500 copies.
In addition to that gem, there are some other really cool limited-edition pressings being offered, like a picture disc edition of Smashing Pumpkins’ upcoming album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun, Weezer’s cover of “Africa” by Toto as a picture disc 10" single pressed in the shape of the song's namesake country, a 7" of A Perfect Circle's latest single "So Long And Thanks For All The Fish" with a cover of AC/DC's "Dog Eat Dog" as the b-side, and a 7" of Chris Cornell's posthumous single "When Bad Doe Good" with Temple of the Dog's "Stargazer (Live at the Paramount)" as the b-side pressed on white/black marble vinyl.
RSD Black Friday will also offer special releases by the likes of the Flaming Lips, Talking Heads, Paul McCartney, the Ramones, Hozier, Sublime, Violent Femmes Tom Morello and so many more artists.
Take a look at the full list of RSD Black Friday releases here.
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