The Hitchers are aiming for a 25th Anniversary limited edition re-release of their 1997 debut album It’s All Fun & Games Til Someone Loses An Eye on 12” vinyl. Originally released on CD only -the critically acclaimed album, described by NME as “a work of lyrical genius” and which spawned the singles Strachan/You Can Only Love Someone, Killed It With My Bare Hands and Big Mug is long since out of print and can only be found 2nd hand on the likes of eBay or Amazon – where there’s one loon looking for 60 sterling for it!!.
We’re in the process of getting the audio files together and recreating the artwork faithfully to put Fun & Games into your hands in time for Christmas 2021. We've built in some 'Christmas Gift'-type rewards and hope it helps you stuff some Christmas stockings. The handmade Hitchers themed Christmas cards and handmade glass coasters are made by Niall who studied sculpture and printmaking. Check out some of his glass art here.
We need your support to bring back Fun & Games on vinyl!
Vinyl album production - €1,222
Re-Mastering for vinyl - €600
Graphics/Artwork - In-house
P&P (100LPs) - €1,000
Timeline: May -Build Fund it Crowdfunder
June -Remastering Audio for vinyl, Delivery of artwork and production masters to manufacturers
August -announcement of launch event details
November -delivery of units
December -Launch (Date TBC)
I’m running this Fund it on The Hitchers behalf and the bandmembers will take part in promoting and pushing the drive for support. I’ve successfully run a Fund it in the past -7 or 8 years ago now for my ‘other band’ Theme Tune Boy. We’re confident we have the media presence and experience to get the project over the line. We have a small but loyal and long-standing support base both here and in the UK and we’re hopeful they’ll support this initiative.
There are relatively few obstacles once we’re in funds. Our suppliers/manufacturers are waiting on masters and our mastering-for-vinyl-guy is vastly experienced and is just waiting for the nod to get started.
We’re determined this project will be self-financing. This band zooms in and out of the realm of existence for a few days every couple of years so doesn’t generate income from regular live work. We want to run this lean and make enough units to cover demand with very little surplus.
The Hitchers very much hope you can support It's All Fun & Games Til Someone Loses An Eye being issued on vinyl for the first time. We also hope to see as many of you as possible when can get together to celebrate it's relaunch. Thanks and stay safe.
Some Ts&Cs in relation to the various rewards.
*'Limited Edition 12" Vinyl Re-issue' means It's All Fun & Games Til Someone Loses An Eye 12" Vinyl Limited Edition Re-Issue
*Date and Venue of launch event TBC -but will of course be in Limerick. Tickets bought through this Fundit are non-refundable but are transferable/giftable