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Terry Allen's Juarez Out Today | Terry Allen Tamale T-Shirts | Sale + Other News.

Terry Allen’s Juarez Out Today | Terry Allen Tamale T-Shirts | Sale + Other News.

We’re thrilled to be releasing one of our favorite records of all time today, Terry Allen’s 1975 masterpiece Juarez. Happy release day, and a deep thank you, to Terry. In celebration, we’re proud to present the Terry Allen Tamale T-Shirt—as far as we know the only item of its kind—as well as a sale on some older reissues.

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The Red Rippers Now Available on Cassette from Burger Records.

The Red Rippers Now Available on Cassette from Burger Records.

Our friends at Burger Records are releasing a cassette version of The Red Rippers album Over There … and Over Here, a moving and brutal new wave/boogie chronicle of songwriter Ed Bankston’s experiences in Vietnam and back home. The cassette edition will be available for shipping starting on July 30, but you can order now.

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Steve Gunn Sessions & Record Release, Chris Forsyth Residency, & PoB Press Round-Up.

Steve Gunn Sessions & Record Release, Chris Forsyth Residency, & PoB Press Round-Up.

With the release of Time Off just days away, we’re offering a fresh batch of Steve Gunn press, his WXPN studio session, Chris Forsyth live recordings, and more goodies. Dig in!

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Road Dawgs, Reviews, Roster News, and Rented Rooms.

Road Dawgs, Reviews, Roster News, and Rented Rooms.

These are busy days at PoB HQ; lots going on with releases, press, and tours. Here’s an overview of some recent news and truths from Steve Gunn, Hiss Golden Messenger, Chris Forsyth, the Red Rippers, and Chance.

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Daylight Savings Dispatch #2: Steve Gunn, the Red Rippers, and Chance.

Daylight Savings Dispatch #2: Steve Gunn, the Red Rippers, and Chance.

Live footage of Steve Gunn and his Trio performing “Lurker” from his upcoming Time Off LP, hometown Phoenix nespaper coverage of the Red Rippers reissue, and an update on our Chance reissue project.

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Stream "Firefight" by the Red Rippers.

Stream “Firefight” by the Red Rippers.

We figured it was about time to share another song from our reissue of Over There … and Over Here by the Red Rippers. “Firefight” recounts a combat story told to songwriter Ed Bankston by a Marine and fellow Vietnam veteran after a show–he also gave Ed a killer peach cobbler recipe.

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Let It Rip: Red Rippers Press + Upcoming HGM Pre-Orders + Gunn Shows.

Let It Rip: Red Rippers Press + Upcoming HGM Pre-Orders + Gunn Shows.

The Red Rippers in the Village Voice and beyond, including a new interview with Ed Bankston. Details on Hiss Golden Messenger pre-orders are forthcoming. And Steve Gunn plays in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia.

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Rippers, Haw, Chance, and Gunn Updates + MP3s now for Sale from Our Site.

Rippers, Haw, Chance, and Gunn Updates + MP3s now for Sale from Our Site.

Despite the winter chill, things are heating up at Paradise HQ; we have a full slate of upcoming releases, and it’s getting busier around here. First, we’re pleased to announce that you can now purchase MP3 albums of select PoB releases from this website. Second, lots of press and news to share about the Red Rippers, HGM, Chance, and Steve Gunn.

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New Year, New Site, New Releases + Red Rippers pre-orders.

New Year, New Site, New Releases + Red Rippers pre-orders.

Happy New Year, friends of Paradise! Welcome to our new website, which we hope you agree is a vast improvement. We’re excited for 2013, a year when we’ll be growing the label significantly and releasing a number of deep-digging reissues as well as some exciting releases by contemporary artists. However, the news today is that we are now accepting pre-orders for PoB-05, the first-ever reissue of the harrowing, choogling 1983 album by the Red Rippers.

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The Red Rippers: Over There ... and Over Here (PoB-005)

The Red Rippers: Over There … and Over Here (PoB-005)

Paradise of Bachelors presents the first-ever reissue of the previously obscure 1983 LP by the Red Rippers. Written and recorded by Navy pilot Ed Bankston, the album’s nine battle-scarred country-boogie/psych dispatches chronicle the experiences of Bankston and his fellow vets during the Vietnam War and back home. (ON SALE)

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Veterans Day, Over There ... and Over Here: Stream "Body Bag" by the Red Rippers.

Veterans Day, Over There … and Over Here: Stream “Body Bag” by the Red Rippers.

In honor of Veterans Day–officially today, but observed tomorrow–we’re sharing a stream of the Red Rippers album track “Body Bag,” a devastating song about the disjunction between a “jungle-bound grunt’s” aspirations to aviation and the brutal occasion for him finally getting “his ride” on high.

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Announcing Over There ... and Over Here by the Red Rippers.

Announcing Over There … and Over Here by the Red Rippers.

Paradise of Bachelors is proud to present the first-ever reissue of the previously obscure 1983 LP by the Red Rippers, entitled Over There … and Over Here.

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