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The Frogs' long-overdue debut, "1st," will be released on April 5.

34 years later, The Frogs' debut LP is being released

Jimmy Flemion of Milwaukee band The Frogs – which he formed with his late brother Dennis in the 1980s – has announced that the band's long-unreleased debut LP is now coming out on April 3.

Last August, Oxford, Mississippi's The End of All Music reissued the band's most well-known release, "It's Only Right and Natural," in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

That record helped the band gain fans like members of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck, Pearl Jam and others.

"1st" will be released by The End of All Music, too.

The record was made in January 1986 when Minneapolis' Twin/Tone label offered to release a Frogs disc. The band went into Nexus Studio in Waukesha and hammered out 12 songs in one night, with no overdubs.

But Dennis, who passed away in July 2012, was unhappy with the way the results sounded and the band declined to release them.

In 2018, Jimmy brought the tapes to a studio in Portland, Oregon to clean up the offending reverb that Dennis disliked and remastered the recordings, which are now being released 34 years later.

The 12 tracks recorded for "1st" will be joined by eight bonus tracks for the release.

One song, "Hellsville Baby," was shared yesterday

Jimmy is also taking The Frogs – which will include Evan Dando of The Lemonheads on drums, guitar and vocals – on the road for the first time since Dennis' death, with gigs in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas and California.

For more information, visit The End of All Music website.

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