In an interview with Ernesto Garcia Marques, Savage Republic founding member Bruce Licher explains, “The Tragic Figures album is kind of a mishmash of various recordings and styles. Most of it was recorded at Radio Tokyo Studios, which was a small eight track studio by the beach in Venice, California that had been recommended by some friends. I had originally started trying to record the album on a TEAC four track reel to reel tape deck that I had. We started to rehearse in the concrete parking garages at UCLA once we found electrical outlets in the walls, so we just drove in and plugged in our amps and played until, you know, we’d get kicked out.” The interview features quote a few more reminiscences about the beginnings of the group and the making of the album, which is currently at radio as an expanded 40th anniversary reissue. Read the whole thing on the Independent Project Records website here.