Chinese Burn, the 2007 debut album from UK Garage Rock combo The Len Price 3, will be re-released by Wicked Cool Records, appearing for the first time ever on vinyl on April 7, 2023, including four songs previously not available on the digital/cd. One of those previously unreleased tracks, “Break Your Neck”, is out now.
Front man Glenn Page says of the new track:
“Break Your Neck” is a song about an infamous 17th-century executioner. It was recorded during the sessions for the ‘Pictures’ album. We left it off the record because it seemed like an odd one out at the time. We had fun recording it and I think we played it live a few times. It’s got a touch of the gothic about it – maybe a Cramps vibe. I was also channeling Thee Mighty Caesars.
Of the re-release, Page says:
We’ve been really excited about ‘Chinese Burn’ coming out on vinyl for the first time. A lot of people that come to our shows are vinyl heads – me and Neil are too! It’s great to finally have all our albums in this format and we’re really grateful to Wicked Cool for making it happen.
In 2005, the Len Price 3 came to the attention of the Australian label Laughing Outlaw Records, who signed the band and released their debut single, “Christian in the Desert” b/w “Dorolea,” as well as their first album, Chinese Burn. The album received strong reviews and the band toured extensively in the United Kingdom, as well as going to America for the first time to play the 2006 South by Southwest Music Conference.
During that trip, they met Steve Van Zandt who, unknown to the band, had come to see them play at a small bar in Greenwich Village on a Monday night in New York. They were headlining the evening but were disheartened when the entire audience left after the support band finished. The band performed anyway, and Mr. Van Zandt offered to sign them there and then to his label, Wicked Cool Records.
They released their second LP, Rent a Crowd, in 2007. Their third album Pictures moved further from Garage Rock in 2010.
After a long break, the band returned in early 2014 with a new album, Nobody Knows. This was followed by 2017 album Kentish Longtails. This was followed by extensive touring in the UK and Europe as well as a headline slot in Las Vegas to support the album.
The Len Price 3 returned with a new offering, Ip Dip Do in 2022. Now in 2023, The Len Price 3 are celebrating the re-release of Chinese Burn on the Wicked Cool Label, this time including a gatefold vinyl release. The band held a sold-out launch show in February at the Lexington in London to mark the occasion. The band will be promoting the album with shows in UK, Europe, and the US throughout 2023.
April 28- Birmingham, UK – The Night Owl
May 27- Margate (MARGATE MOD & SIXTIES FESTIVAL)
June 2nd- Liverpool- International Pop Overthrow Festival
Cavern Pub Show
Cavern Club (Backstage)
June 16- London- The Dublin Castle