Includes download card. Got Kinda Lost Records present the first-time authorized reissue of Magi’s Win or Lose, originally released in 1976. A killer slice of privately-pressed Midwestern hard rock. Featuring Tom Stevens (of Long Ryders fame) on bass. Reissue of Rust Belt hard rockers Magi’s (pronounced ˈmā-ˌjī) 1976 privately-pressed, hard rock nugget, Win or Lose, originally issued on the infamous Uncle Dirty’s Sound Machine label. Win or Lose carries similar glimmers to other vulgar, pre-PC, mid-American rock whose stock-in-trade boy-meets-girl early rock n’ roll topics could easily be pulled from the Rock 101 playbook, but Magi was more than mired in muscle and machismo. Magi displayed the general insouciance, hormones, and discontent of their age, but also a concerned and wounded heart underneath the veneer, much less common to the field. While essentially a meat-and-potatoes hard rock record, the album flies closer to the early ’70s beginnings of the genre (with nuance and psychedelic hangover in tow), when the definition was less rigidly and generically defined, and is additionally expertly sequenced across its eight strong tracks, improved by a masterful mix and remaster by T. Dallas Reed, utilizing a reel-to-reel from the original recording sessions. In-depth and informative liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost, NTS Radio) and an introduction penned by the late Patrick “The Lama” Lundborg (The Acid Archives. As the uncredited seeker who penned the original rear sleeve text expressed… “Energy is apparent, the subtleties are there, listen, there’s no question how they feel! Feel it with them! Feel the Magi!” “… quite contemporary in style for its 1976 release year. Regional and local bands tend to lag behind dominating music trends by a few years, but Magi’s sound seems entirely in line with then popular acts like Aerosmith, early KISS, and maybe Ted Nugent” –Patrick “The Lama” Lundborg (The Acid Archives).