Forty years after the release of (I’m) Stranded, one of the great Australian debut albums of all time, Ed Kuepper returns with a brand new band and a brand new contender for the title: The Aints! The Church of Simultaneous Existence (ABC Music).
Made up from songs, musical elements and bits and prices that Sir Ed wrote from when he began high school in 1969 and started seriously fantasising about being in a band through to The Saints implosion in 1978, The Church of Simultaneous Existence is an album 40 years in the making.
”Things had started to move fairly quickly once The Saints recorded [I’m] Stranded (Fatal Records) in mid ’76. We recorded three albums over the next two years as well as doing a fair it of touring and for a while things were looking very promising, however, business problems, compounded by personal and artistic differences meant the band didn’t get around to recording all the material I had lying around….so forty [very] odd years later it occurred to me that these songs might well have made up a hypothetical 4th album….The Church of the Simultaneous Existence…..the songs that refused to die….performed in much the way they would have had the band not split up in 1978″ – Ed Kuepper
To celebrate the album release The Aints! will hit the road for an extensive national tour performing tracks from both The Aints! and Kuepper’s tenure with The Saints (’73 – ’78). Joining Kuepper in this mind bending reality will be fellow Aints! Peter Oxley (Sunnyboys), Paul Larsen Loughhead (The Celibate Rifles) and jazzers Alister Spence and Eamon Dilworth. It’s a happening!