Dig some super-happenin’ song snippets from the debut album by The Brothers Steve - right here!
This year, Image Comics (The Walking Dead, Saga, Spawn) published Jeff Rougvie’s first Graphic Novel, Gunning For Hits (read more about it here). Inspired by an idea he had while working with David Bowie. Barnes & Noble picked int as one of their top Graphic Novels of July.
Here’s the publisher’s blurb:
“Record company talent scout Martin Mills jumps at the chance to make a comeback album with his favorite rock legend, Brian Slade. But when it goes sideways, Martin is forced to use deadly skills from his past in a desperate bid to save his reputation, and the artist’s career. Set in the 1980s New York City music scene, this real-world music business crime thriller from writer/music producer JEFF ROUGVIE (David Bowie, Big Star) and artist MORITAT (Spirit, Harley Quinn, Hellblazer). Check out the massive Spotify playlist! Collects GUNNING FOR HITS #1-6.”
There’s a standard paperback available in bookstores and comic shops. There’s a digital version for Kindle and other devices, but right here is the only place you can get the deluxe hardcover (with a variant cover by acclaimed Pop Artist Butcher Billy not found on the mass-market version), as well as prints, the paperback and individual issues.
Jeff: “I’ve worked on this project for over a year, and loved every minute of it. I have many more Martin Mills stories I want to tell. If you enjoyed the series or enjoy what I share on my personal site about Bowie and other artists I’ve worked with, buying something here is the best way to support my work.”
Pictured above is the Exclusive Hardcover Standard Edition. It has the variant Butcher Billy cover and is a 160 page hardcover with glossy printed boards. Ships shrink-wrapped in a sturdy box. $30 delivered to any US address. Limited to 200 copies.
The Exclusive Hardcover Signed Edition is the same beautiful book, but with a tipped-in plate featuring THREE creator signatures (Jeff Rougvie, Moritat and Casey Silver) as shown in the store link. $35 delivered to any US address in a sturdy box. Limited to 25 hand-numbered copies.
The Exclusive Hardcover Signed & Sketched Edition is the same beautiful book, including both the tipped-in plate with THREE creator signatures (Jeff Rougvie, Moritat and Casey Silver) AND a unique character sketch, drawn by Jeff Rougvie. Samples shown in the store link. $40 delivered to any US address in a sturdy box. Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies.
Buy them here or click on Gunning For Hits Store in the Navigation Bar.
At last! Music fans in the USA can now shop in the SUPERMEGASTORE online for the best prices on our releases you’ll find anywhere!
Amazon, Discogs & eBay will have these titles (but at higher prices - gotta give the MAN his cut) but you can order them here first, for less!
Unfortunately there are limits on our ability to sell overseas with some titles, but if you are looking for them in UK/Europe please reach out and we may be able to direct you to local resellers who can get you these titles (and with far more reasonable shipping rates than e can from the USA).
September, 2017 – Salem, MA - This Fall, consumers of physical music will have a new, yet instantly classic record label to thrill them with sounds current and vintage.
Jeff Rougvie and Thomas Enright, both formerly of Rykodisc and EMI/Caroline are launching Supermegabot Music Concern, LLC with six releases before the end of the year, all on CD (with select download sales).
Supermegabot plans to release all titles on CD only, at least initially. “We get that some people prefer vinyl, but CD is the better format when it comes to sound reproduction,” says Rougvie, adding, “Vinyl isn’t out of the question at some point, but for now we’re sticking with the format that doesn’t degrade every time you play it.”
Rougvie, who produced David Bowie’s Grammy-winning Sound + Vision series and A&R’d many of Ryko’s most beloved releases (Big Star, Sugar, Elvis Costello, Morphine, Meat Puppets, Nine Inch Nails, Bill Hicks, Golden Smog) is Executive-Producing all of Supermegabot’s re-releases with the same kind of care and attention to detail that music lovers came to expect from Rykodisc. Fans can look forward to expanded track listings and special packaging wherever possible.
“Much like when Ryko started, our original focus was on catalog, but an amazing artist came along that was too good to turn down. Now we’re taking a unique approach to developing a new artist,” says Enright.
In an unconventional twist, the label is launching without announcing any upcoming titles. Instead hardcore music fans are invited to compete in the Supermegabot Challenge to try and guess the releases. On https://www.supermegabot.com/ fans can see tantalizing visual and written clues about the albums. The first person to accurately guess all of them will win a copy of each of the label’s first year of releases. If no one correctly guesses them all, a winner will be picked at random, so even a guess could win!
“We’re music obsessives launching a label for music obsessives – so we want to reward one of them for proving their depth of knowledge. A contest seemed like a fun way to launch and engage music fans at the same time”, says Rougvie.
Enright, whose career in independent music artist development, sales and marketing spans three decades, adds “These aren’t all super-obscure titles, either. Our first batch includes a band with three Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members in it. Supermegabot refuses to be tied to one musical genre; initial releases include punk, power-pop, art-rock, new wave, and 80’s funk. That said, we are all about discovery – lots of great records and artists never got a fair shake. Uncovering these gems is key to the label’s DNA.”
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For more information, please send e-mail to: info at supermegabot dot com