Ghoti Hook "Sumo Surprise" Special 25th Anniversary Vinyl Release

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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of a little known melodic punk rock band’s debut album called “Sumo Surprise” (that band being GHOTI HOOK) UnoriginalVinyl and Tooth & Nail Records are putting out a limited Vinyl Pressing. UnoriginalVinyl has carefully and tastefully recreated the artwork, packaged it together with some thoughtful elements, remastering handled by Troy Glessner of Spectre Studios, and available in 2 different variants. One variant will have 500 copies and the other one, believe it or not, will have just 50 limited copies available! Both vinyl variants are ready to ship starting tomorrow. I (Brandon Jones) even wrote a special essay that is being included with the vinyl and it’s something I am truly excited to be a part of. This was one of those 90’s bands that you just couldn’t help but cheer on. True Underdogs and great at their craft, wowing just about everyone with their very first album right out of the gate. The “Sumo Surprise” Vinyl goes on sale Thursday at 10am PST. Click here for the T&N Store and be sure to push “refresh”. Full details below. Ghoti Hook x 1996 x Forever

Sumo Surprise (“Land of the Rising Sun” Variant)

– Opaque white vinyl with “rising sun” red center label
– 500 units pressed

Sumo Surprise (“Unwashed Mawashi” Variant)

– Clear grey with black smoke vinyl
– Only 50 units available 🚨

Sumo Surprise (25th Anniversary Edition) also features:

• Completely re-worked artwork (the original front & back cover picture scans were UNUSABLE in full color detail at 12×12).
• A replicated gatefold lyric insert.
• A handwritten retrospective from the band called “The Greatest Album Of All Time.”
• An inspiring retrospective essay on “the enduring legacy of Ghoti Hook” from Brandon Jones, founder of Indie Vision Music.
• A white paper sleeve dust cover.
• A brand new vinyl remaster by Troy Glessner at Spectre Studios.
• Co-Produced by Unoriginal Vinyl, with the utmost-attention-to-detail, who want to make it public that “at 13 years old, their band got to open for Ghoti Hook in 1998, which lead them straight down this path.”

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Nathan Atwood
Nathan Atwood
January 13, 2022 3:27 pm

These guys are great. I saw them at PurpleDoor Festival in Lancaster, PA, not long after Sumo Surprise came out.

Needless to say, they brought the punk and the fun. It stands out still as one of the most fun concerts I’ve ever been to.

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