Forty years ago, rock scribe Phast Phreddie Patterson of Back Door Man fame formed Thee Precisions with Jeffrey Lee Pierce (Gun Club). Two well-received, but relatively obscure records followed on the Martian imprint. The two previously unreleased tracks on this 45 were recorded in 1979 and 1985—the bookends of Thee Precisions’ lifespan. Phreddie was known for putting LA supergroups together for Thee Precisions recordings; “What a Friend I have in Whiskey” features Jeffrey Lee Pierce on guitar—his earliest appearance on vinyl—The Screamers K.K. Barrett on drums, Phreddie on vocals and Precisions mainstay and fellow rock writer Don Snowden on bass. Limited to 300 copies with liner notes by Phast Phreddie. For fans of Jeffrey Lee Pierce and The Plimsouls.