Looking back at the Jayhawks of 1986
After decades of fans asking about the long-lost debut, the
album -- officially titled "The Jayhawks" -- will be reissued
Tuesday, on CD and digitally, too.
By CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Star Tribune
May 18, 2010
As he picked through the reel-to-reel tapes of the Jayhawks' first
recording, Gary Louris sounded somewhat embarrassed the other day
that the 1986 album is only now seeing the light of day again.
"It made a lot of money for people on eBay over the years -- but
not for us," the Jayhawks co-leader quipped. "We probably
should've done this sooner, and tried to."
The record in question is known to fans as "The Bunkhouse Album,"
made at Control Sound Studio in south Minneapolis for Bunkhouse
Records, a small label run by then-manager Charlie Pine. Only
2,000 copies were pressed on vinyl, and, Louris said, "I think
Charlie kept a few boxes for himself."
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