• Bruce Licher

Pulling From a Visceral Place: Three founding members discuss SAVAGE REPUBLIC's Tragic Figures LP

The latest edition of the Independent Podcast Review is now available to view, featuring the interview that Philip Drucker, Jeff Long and I did with podcast hosts Jeffrey Brenneman and Greg Grunke last week, talking about the 4th release on Independent Project Records, the Tragic Figures LP from Savage Republic, originally released in May of 1982.


You're in for a treat -- an hour and a quarter with 3/4 of the original Savage Republic discussing the early days of the band, recording and releasing the Tragic Figures LP, and a bit about the just-released 40th Anniversary expanded edition of the album. Thanks so much to Greg and Jeffrey for the opportunity to bring back some of those experiences while we can still remember a decent chunk of 'em. Click below to experience the Independent Podcast Review YouTube interview. Enjoy!




Jeffrey Brenneman (former bassist in late 80’s San Diego-area band White Glove Test) and Greg Grunke (one of my former Savage Republic comrades) started a periodic podcast last year with a goal of working their way through the entire IPR catalog one release at a time, interviewing people involved in the various releases as possible. We've already scheduled the interview for the next in the series, covering the late 1982 double LP + 7" release by Human Hands, with three of the five original members confirming at present.



Tragic Figures LP packaging on the Vandercook cylinder press @ Independent Project Press.


Caitlin printing Tragic Figures album jackets on the Vandercook.