Dr. Octagon's 1996 Debut Treated to Expanded 3-LP Reissue
Published Mar 06, 2017A man of many musical monikers, Bronx MC Kool Keith came together with Dan the Automator to release his beloved Dr. Octagon album, Dr. Octagonecologyst, in 1996. Now, the two have announced the record will be getting the deluxe reissue treatment.
Arriving via Get On Down, the re-release of Dr. Octagonecologyst will arrive on three LPs housed in an octagon-shaped box. In addition to the original album, the set will include five unreleased songs, original Pushead cover artwork and a 40-page liner notes booklet.
As Pitchfork reports, Dan shared some thoughts on the LP in a press release:
Dr. Octagonecologyst is a classic record for what it is, but it's not a classic hip-hop record. I'm not actually sure if it's considered a hip-hop record at all. We had to do a lot just to get that record out there. That in itself was a bit of a monumental achievement. I mean, we made a record that, ostensibly, there was no market for. A lot of weird people came out of the woodwork and loved it.
Keith added: "Other groups might have needed to be on drugs to attempt a record like Dr. Octagon, but I was eating potato chips when we made it. Yoo-Hoos and donuts. It was one big spaceship and everyone was riding. Me and Automator were Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk."
The reissue is available for pre-order through Get On Down over here, with the set being shipped out in early May.
Keith delivered Feature Magnetic last year, while his last record as Dr. Octagon arrived in 2006 with The Return of Dr. Octagon.