From Reality Bites to Zoolander and everything in between, Ben Stiller has always been a pretty rad dude. He’s a talented and hilarious actor, but on the “Howard Stern Show” Wednesday (Mar. 25), Ben revealed his secret past as a teen musician.
“I was in a ridiculously weird band, Capital Punishment,” he told Stern. “I was like 15, 16, and my friend from high school, Chris, started this band... I was the drummer.”
Although Capital Punishment released one album, Roadkill, in 1982, the punk trio soon disbanded, never having received their proper due. Last year, the unreleased tracks were added to YouTube, and now, the wonky, experimental record has found an even greater home.
Today, independent Brooklyn label Captured Tracks announced it will finally release Roadkill on vinyl. Although there’s no official release date yet, I for one am pretty stoked for that pre-order link. Come on, this stuff is great!
Weird, but great.
I mean, let’s be real. If this was submitted to Pitchfork, it’d be a Best New Music contender for sure.
Hear the portion of Ben’s interview with Howard Stern where he discusses Capital Punishment below.