"Dropping Splinter into Baby's Palm" b​/​w "Buddy's Room"

by The Savage Young Taterbug

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    Pressed in a limited edition of 222 copies. 

    Coke bottle clear 7" vinyl, large hole 45 RPM single. Comes packaged in poly-lined green paper inner sleeve with fold over artwork featuring eye-boggling design by Justin Thye. Printed by Frontier Fine Art Printing to 76 g/m2 archival newsprint for that dicey import feel. Includes digital DL coupon.

    Includes unlimited streaming of "Dropping Splinter into Baby's Palm" b/w "Buddy's Room" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Buddy's Room 02:22


We're thrilled to finally unleash these two jagged gems of cosmic crust pop, psychedelic country and creaky crooner styles from the one and only Charles Free, a.k.a. THE SAVAGE YOUNG TATERBUG; notorious godchild of the fading dawn, road-dog darling, and keeper of salacious secrets, delivering sweet, sweet syrup for badly burnt brains.

We consider Charles to be one of our favorite musicians working today, so we're proud to help the legacy continue. It's a dream come true to finally make the sauce available for public forehead smear.

These two nuggets work within a structured modality, with a blasted Western twang that cuts hard and a deeply melted AM radio vibe. Where his early work was firmly rooted in the beloved plunder-crumble approach, this is another beast entirely, just fully twisted jukebox mode. A perfect single, well worth the wait.


released July 30, 2021

All songs © Charles Free 2021

Recorded by Sticky Mickey Shaw

Mastered for vinyl and digital by Sean McCann at Recital Studios

Artwork by Justin Thye


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