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Hey people, we're trying to bring the long-lost Bar-B-Q Killers album "Comely" back to life via a proper reissue.

Athens, GA's legendary Bar-B-Q Killers only released one album, "Comely", but their live shows were the stuff of legend. Original copies of this LP have sold for as much as $85 and above. The idea of a proper, remastered reissue of this album, along with tons of bonus tracks, was hatched in the Spring of 2007 by Mike Turner and Gordon Lamb. In January of 2008, the original master tapes (a few of which had to be baked in order to save the material on them) were taken into Chase Park Transduction Studio and carefully remixed and remastered by David Barbe (Mercyland, Sugar) and Bar-B-Q Killers members Arthur Johnson and David Judd. The new tapes sound incredible.

In addition to the original album, we were able to obtain the original recordings of the Bar-B-Q Killers from the sessions the band did for the 1987 film "Athens, GA: Inside/Out". These, too, have been remixed and remastered to perfection. Further, several demo and live tracks have been salvaged from certain death and included for this release.

In short, the idea behind this project is to create the most comprehensive Bar-B-Q Killers release possible. The band has actively participated in this process and is behind it 100%.

Sadly, vocalist Laura Carter passed in 2002 leaving a son behind. The band has pledged 100% of its earnings (in perpetuity) from this project to her son.

Here's how the money raised from Kickstarter will be spent:

1) to pay for studio time back at Chase Park Transduction to finalize and master everything for manufacturing.

2) To pay for actual manufacturing of CDs

3) to print and distribute promotional posters, CDs, etc to spread the word about the record once its out.

4) If enough money is raised, a vinyl reissue is not beyond possibility. (We've set the goal low on this project to increase the possibility of funding the CDs but every dollar raised above this amount goes to further the project in other ways. Keep in mind that this project doesn't see a single dime unless the goal is met.)

Any amount will help!

NOTE: The $20 tier posted on the right is unable to be edited for info at this time. Anyone donating at the $20 level will receive a digital download of the album (plus all bonus tracks) AND a physical copy of the double CD.

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    At this level you receive a digital download of the album plus all bonus tracks, a physical copy of the double CD, your name in the "Thank you" section of the liner notes, a button, a limited edition T-shirt,a limited edition poster, a bonus DVD-R of LIVE Bar-B-Q Killers footage PLUS a book of Bar-B-Q Killers flyers &posters!

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    At this level you receive a digital download of the album plus all bonus tracks, a physical copy of the double CD, your name in the "Thank you" section of the liner notes, a button, a limited edition T-shirt,a limited edition poster, a bonus DVD-R of LIVE Bar-B-Q Killers footage, a book of Bar-B-Q Killers flyers & posters, the opportunity to include a paragraph about your experience with the bands music in the liner notes PLUS a full page in the liner notes thanking you personally for your support of this project.

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