This is a reissue of the first (Racecar is Racecar Backwards) and second (Very Fast Very Dangerous) Reuben albums released on Xtra Mile – packaged together for the first time in a double gatefold vinyl and with new artwork from famed illustrator and the band’s frontman / guitarist Jamie Lenman. Both albums are individually currently out of stock on vinyl so this special release is the only way to buy them. Reuben disbanded in 2008. Jamie Lenman is now a successful solo artist.
Racecar is Racecar Backwards was originally released on 21 June 2004 and was the very first album Xtra Mile Recordings solely released with the catalogue number XMR001CD. Reuben became a cult band with a fanatical following that still remains to this day. The album
helped earn Reuben a Kerrang! Award nomination for Best British Newcomer and spawned such classic singles as Freddy Kreuger, Moving To Blackwater, Stuck In My Throat and Let’s Stop Hanging Out.
The follow-up Very Fast Very Dangerous in 2005 was produced by Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters) and features the singles – A Kick In The Mouth and Keep It To Yourself as well as the epic Every time A Teenager Listens To Drum and Bass A Rockstar Dies. It entered the UK Rock Chart at Number 4.