Why Can't I See You Tonight 7" single

by So What

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    400 pressed on black vinyl.

    The originators of the HARD GUM SOUND are back with their GLAMTASTIC follow-up to the aural perfection that was their debut single, "What You Do To Me". Infectious A-side ripper, "Why Can't I See You Tonight", pulls out all the stops with Moogs, handclaps, fuzz guitars, and a wordless choruses that will be stuck in your head for days! B-side is their homage to their favorite band and biggest influence, THE EQUALS. "I Can See But You Don't Know" was originally recorded by THE EQUALS in 1970 and as JESSE HECTOR so eloquently put it, "Now, that was PUNK before PUNK!"

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Test Pressing limited to only 25 copies. Special alternate lo-fi sleeve.

    The originators of the HARD GUM SOUND are back with their GLAMTASTIC follow-up to the aural perfection that was their debut single, "What You Do To Me". Infectious A-side ripper, "Why Can't I See You Tonight", pulls out all the stops with Moogs, handclaps, fuzz guitars, and a wordless choruses that will be stuck in your head for days! B-side is their homage to their favorite band and biggest influence, THE EQUALS. "I Can See But You Don't Know" was originally recorded by THE EQUALS in 1970 and as JESSE HECTOR so eloquently put it, "Now, that was PUNK before PUNK!"

    Includes unlimited streaming of Why Can't I See You Tonight 7" single via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 25 

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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    You asked for it, you got. We've had a ton of requests for shirts with SO WHAT's logo by DORAN SHELLEY, our graphics guru.

    Green and white ink on a soft unisex slightly stretchy 100% soft cotton black shirt.

    S, M, L, XL available.
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  • Button

    Big 2.25" (57mm) button/badge of our "Oh Carol" logo. Graphics by Doran Shelley.
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  • Why Can't I See You Tonight yellow vinyl 7" (Limited 100)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    100 pressed on yellow vinyl. Only available at So What shows, Just Add Water Records web store, and our Bandcamp store.

    The originators of the HARD GUM SOUND are back with their GLAMTASTIC follow-up to the aural perfection that was their debut single, "What You Do To Me". Infectious A-side ripper, "Why Can't I See You Tonight", pulls out all the stops with Moogs, handclaps, fuzz guitars, and a wordless choruses that will be stuck in your head for days! B-side is their homage to their favorite band and biggest influence, THE EQUALS. "I Can See But You Don't Know" was originally recorded by THE EQUALS in 1970 and as JESSE HECTOR so eloquently put it, "Now, that was PUNK before PUNK!"

    Includes unlimited streaming of Why Can't I See You Tonight 7" single via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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The originators of the HARD GUM SOUND are back with their GLAMTASTIC follow-up to the aural perfection that was their debut single, "What You Do To Me". Infectious A-side ripper, "Why Can't I See You Tonight", pulls out all the stops with Moogs, handclaps, fuzz guitars, and a wordless choruses that will be stuck in your head for days! B-side is their homage to their favorite band and biggest influence, THE EQUALS. "I Can See But You Don't Know" was originally recorded in by THE EQUALS in 1970, and as JESSE HECTOR so eloquently put it, "Now, that was PUNK before PUNK!"

credits

released May 20, 2016

"Why Can't I See You Tonight" (Jason Duncan)
(c) 2016 Dunky Kong Music BMI

"I Can See But You Don't Know" (Eddy Grant)
(c) 1970 Grant Music/Kassner Music

Jason Duncan: lead vocals, lead guitar, synthesizer, percussion
Jeff Glave: rhythm guitar, backing vocals, percussion
Rob Green: the drums, backing vocals, percussion
Omar Perez: bass guitar, percussion

Arranged by So What
Engineered by Sean Lennon
Additional engineering by Alex Spencer
Mixed by Sean Lennon with Jason Duncan
Recorded at Shabby Road and The Tuff Bunker, Emeryville , CA
Sleeve design, So What logo, graphics, and layout by Doran Shelley

Dedicated to Melba "Marzy" Bagwell. Never to be forgotten.

(P) 2016 Just Add Water Records Inc.

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So What Oakland, California

They call their sound "Hard 'gum", as in hard bubblegum- the kind the cuts the roof of your mouth. Oakland group playing Junkshop Glam/Bubblegum/Proto-punk insanity. They are the 4-headed bastard child of The Equals, Jook, and pre-disco Giorgio Moroder. So What is:

Jason Duncan (vocals/lead guitar)
Paul Oxborrow (rhythm guitar/vocals)
Omar Perez (bass guitar)
Dominic Rivelli ( drums/vocals)
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