CMU Approved

Approved: King Tuff – Sun Medallion

By | Published on Tuesday 26 February 2013

King Tuff

So, Kyle Thomas (aka King Tuff) has a backlog of ‘lost’ releases familiar only to his most loyal fans. Who knew? Well Burger Records did, for one, and will be gifting an ‘in memoriam’ re-pressing of Thomas/Tuff’s circa 2008 record ‘Was Dead’ back to lovers of last year’s higher-fi ‘King Tuff’ who may have passed it over the first time.

An explanatory sleeve note from Thomas, who’s from Vermont originally, reads: “I wanted ‘Was Dead’ to be a pure Vermont rock n roll record, fuelled by extra sharp Cabot cheddar cheese and hot, grade A fancy maple syrup poured over crisp white snow and served with a pickle and a cider donut. You sit down on the shitty concrete in the parking lot and you slurp it all up. I had already made a few King Tuff albums in the early 2000s and had laid the project to rest around 2003. But something told me to resurrect King Tuff, hence the title ‘Was Dead'”.

Aha. Taken from its midst, this is the oh-so louche ‘Sun Medallion’: