So, Ben Stiller had a post punk band in high school and they’re getting a rebirth.
The reissue of the 1982 debut (and only) album from NYC’s Capital Punishment is out now.
The new remastered and expanded version of Roadkill will be made available via Captured Tracks / Remote Control.
The band’s Ben Stiller and Kriss Roebling had a chat with Rolling Stone about it and you can read that story HERE.
Capital Punishment formed in 1979 in NYC when the four band members were teenagers.
The band consisted of a future Supreme Court Justice for Arizona, a Professor of Slavic Studies, a Musician/Documentarian whose family built the Brooklyn Bridge, and an A-list world-famous actor.
For a band of high school weirdos who actually got their shit together enough to make a completely uncommercial album with no means to sell it and still ‘release’ it shows a lot of determination, persistence and perhaps insanity. But it’s always those kinds of weirdos who go on to do great things – just ask Judge Peter Swann, Professor Peter Zusi, Kriss Roebling and Ben Stiller.
While news of this reissue leaked in 2015, Friday 14 September was in fact the first time Roadkill has been released since the 80s. The album will be available on all formats and via all DSPs.