Jackie Starr… well, where to begin. From what I understand
these tapes had been making the circuit for close to a decade
before I ever heard them. What they are is basically musical phone
pranks, or more specifically it’s “Jackie Starr”
calling peoples musician wanted ads and not necessarily pranking
them, but just talking to them for LONG periods of time, rambling
on and on! I don’t know how to explain it, you have to hear
it to understand!
I got turned onto Jackie by Sean from the Toilet Boys, he brought
the tape along when we did the first US tour in fall of 2001.
I couldn’t believe how much it made me laugh! It got to
the point where everyone else in the van on tour was TOTALLY burned
out on it, but I couldn’t get enough! I remember having
to sneak back out to the van after dropping them off for sound
check to listen to it!
So when we got back from tour, I contacted Jackie and asked
him about doing a release. He’s now living in Sweden, so
via email we lined everything up and I got the vinyl pressed.
He was over in NYC on some business and came by the office and
we made the covers, he hand signed them all!
As far as ‘cult classics’ I think this will be the
ultimate one ever on Outlaw. I still laugh my ass off every time
I hear it, and once in a while I still get an email from someone
who found my site and knows Jackie’s work. “What kind
of underwear do you guys wear?”