LIMERICK The Hitchers are set to re-release their debut album It’s All Fun & Games Til Someone Loses An Eye on vinyl for the first time.
Hailed as a “work of lyrical genius” by NME Magazine in 1997, the group launched a campaign to make a limited edition reissue on 12-inch vinyl to mark the record’s 25th anniversary.
Originally released on CD only, the album, featuring the singles Strachan / You Can Only Love Someone, Killed It With My Bare Hands and Big Mug, has long been out of print and can only be found used on eBay or Amazon. .
The band is working with Ireland-based financial support platform Fundit.ie to raise the € 3,000 needed to remaster and manufacture the album’s 25th anniversary reissue.
Kicking off the Fundit.ie campaign last week, the band’s lead songwriter / drummer Niall Quinn said, “It’s an all-or-nothing fundraiser, the whole concept either lives or dies in the next few weeks. “
At the time of writing, the Hitchers have already hit 80% of their goal in the first seven days of the campaign.
With only 20 days of the Fundit.ie campaign, supporters can pre-order the album and claim a host of rewards such as personalized greeting cards, live show tickets, custom glass coasters. hand on the Hitchers theme and even book your own private concert.
Support the campaign at https://fundit.ie/project/fun–games-25th-anniversary-re-issue
If the fundraiser is successful, a 25th anniversary reissue concert in Limerick will be announced shortly.
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