NYC swamp-noise-blues demons are back with new material!!!
Side A is 1 track, hypnotic endless sonic nightmare melting your ears, while side B is raw as fuck 5 tracks recordings including cover of Spacemen 3.
The Chrome Cranks release this album as a follow up to their acclaimed album last year "Ain´t no lies in blood".
This extremely weird, raw and killer record is being released to present their forthcoming 2013 European Tour. Don´t miss it!!!!
TEX PERKINS & THE BAND OF GOLD
After the warm welcome of The Dark Horses latest album, legendary artist Tex Perkins follows his way in search of rock music roots and releases this wonderful collection of country songs covering some of his favorite American classics.
The Band of Gold’s debut teams Perkins with singer Rachael Tidd and band The Tennessee Four. Devoting themselves to covers, the ensemble run down an impeccable list that includes two tunes each by Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Townes Van Zandt, as well as many other country legends.
Deep, soulful, dark, tasty, delicate and intense as Tex Perkins knows how to reach and perform.
Absolutely delicious and homogenous track collection to m ... (READ MORE).
NYC-Texas based FIREWORKS delivered during the 90s some of the most brutally loud and distorted swamp-noise-psycho-billy.
FIREWORKS were lead by Darin Lin Wood, who´s signature was involved, among other projects, with Black Snakes or Blacktop, for example. 15 years ago ,and after releasing their debut album on cult label Crypt, FIREWORKS recorded and released only on cd format and only in the USA this 2nd album where they developed further their sound going further to what seemed to be unreachable lebels of swampy trash feedback.
This album, released now for the first time on vinyl by BANG! Records, makes you feel like Pussy Galore are covering The Scientists and The Cramps on a ... (READ MORE).
Reissue of this classic featuring Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Kid Congo Powers, with bonus track.
Released in 1990, this record from The Gun Club sees again the light reissued on deluxe thick vinyl, remastred, with gatefold cover, full lyrics and previously unreleased photography.
An album full of Gun Club´s finest and complex melodies where Jeffrey Lee Pierce developed his most complete songwriter skills.
Includes a cover of Jefferson Airplane previously unreleased on vinyl edition.
Seattle´s finest garage icons:
-Mark Arm (MUDHONEY, BLOODLOSS)
-Steve Turner (MUDHONEY)
-Tim Kerr (BIG BOYS)
-Martin Bland (BLOODLOSS)
-Tom Price (U-MEN)
Finally release on vinyl their 2000 recorded 3rd album by MONKEYWRENCH.
"Gabriel´s horn" follows the sound of Monkeywrench´s seminal 1st album where Mudhoney´s classic grunge sound meets the bluesy garage sounds and psychedelic trips of 13th Floor Elevators.
Released on heavy vinyl and with fully detailed artwork, this album comes to remind us the evil sonic sounds of the Seattle scene, as present now as it was 20 years ago.
Divinity" (LP) | Coming Soon! |
Finally reissued on vinyl and properly remastered for the occasion, "divinity" from THE GUN CLUB features and compiles a extended version of the original double EP released in 1991.
This record, almost impossible to find nowadays, features the classic line up of THE GUN CLUB including Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Kid Congo Powers (after his time at THE CRAMPS and at NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS).
During this period of his career, Jeffrey Lee Pierce advanced on the most complex and solid sounds of his music in an evolution of sound where his charismatic melodies were mixing wisely the swamp blues of the Mississippi Delta with the guitar majesty of Jimi Hendrix.
It included lyrics in ... (READ MORE).
Rubber Never Sleeps (2LP)" (LP) | Coming Soon! |
30 years. This is what it has taken for this record to see the light as an official release and on deluxe double vinyl format.
Originally released in the early 80s in Australia only as a bootleg cassette, "Rubber never sleeps" has now been properly mastered, sounding remarkably improved and reviewed by The Scientists. This deluxe edition is accompanied with texts by Kim Salmon (Scientists, Beasts Of Bourbon, Kim Salmon & The Surrealists ...), James Baker (Scientists, Victims, Hoodoo Gurus, Beasts Of Bourbon, Dubrovniks ...), Rod Radjal (Scientists, Les Hoodoo Gurus, The Johnnys ...), Tony Thewlis (Scientists, Beasts Of Bourbon, Interestellar Villains, Scoundrelles ...) and Boris Sujdovi ... (READ MORE).
Plastic Girl" (LP) | Coming Soon! |
This is the shit, mate! Boris Sujdovic did it again! Here you have a brutal sonic attack and then your ears blow due to an O.D. of fuzz and distortion where Scientists, Suicide, Stooges, Velvet Underground and early Jesus & Mary Chain mix and burn.
Boris Sujdovic is not exactly a newy. His background and present at Scientists, Beasts Of Bourbon and Dubrovniks put him at his place. But here he does what he wants, wild and free.
Side A of this LP is only guitar, while side B is only bass. All of it sublime, melting amps and speakers. Too much.
ASS DRAGGERS, LOS
Third album by these brutally punk & rocking band in their unique destroying sound purely Crypt style. Extremelly loud, trashy, punk, rock, rusted, cheesy, rotten and disturbing, the record has been mastered by Mike Mariconda (Raunch Hands/ Devil Dogs) and includes liner notes by Tim Warren (Crypt Records).
After releasing their first album on Crypt Records (NYC, USA) and second in Australia, Bang! Records is ashamed to release their long delayed and not demanded 3rd album on April 2012.
If you´re into Cryptical sounds, you´ll be as seduced by it as we are!
Watch out, because they are on tour during 2012.
Finally on vinyl this record from Australian legends BORED!
Originally released only in Australia in 1992, it has taken 20 years to release this magnificent piece of Aussie high energy punk rock on vinyl.
Remastered in order to take the closest possible sound of BORED! (which in fact you can only get from them live, because no studio can stand it) this brutal band will be releasing the album through Bang! Records.
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THE CHROME CRANKS are back with a new album! After 15 years, the classic line up of this already legendary NY band (featuring Peter Aaron, William Weber, Bob Bert and Jerry Teel) got together again in 2009 to launch their compilation album "The murder of time" and play live in NY and France. Then in 2010 they wrote new songs and got back in the studio to record this new piece of their brutal swamp-noise blues. Dirtier, louder and even angrier than their 90s recordings "Ain´t no lies in blood" delivers 9 full-on tracks where The Scientists meet The Stooges, all wrapped by the steamy pollution of New York City sound, creating this personal sound already exposed by the band back in the day. In ... (READ MORE).
TEX PERKINS & THE DARK HORSES
Tex Perkins & the Dark Horses return now in 2011 with a new album since their acclaimed 2003 "Sweet Nothing".
Featuring Charlie Owen (Beasts Of Bourbon, New Christs), Joel Silbersher (Hoss, God) and James Cruickshank (Cruel Sea) among others, Tex Perkins delivers another bunch of tracks full of dark country and high octane blues, intimate and delicate melodies which mean another further step in his solo career as night time balladeer.
Bang! Records is proud to release this collection of new soulful, instrumentally complex and richful songs on thick vinyl.
Be aware that Tex Perkins & the Dark Horses are, most probably, touring Europe in 2012 to present them to the audience.
... (READ MORE).
THE YES-MEN were the band led by Sean Greenway (God) and Stewart Cunningham (Leadfinger, Proton Energy Pills, Brother Brick, Asteroid B612, etc) in the late 90s in Australia.
They recorded this master piece of high-energy Rock and Roll called "Prosody" where the Sonic Rendezvous Band meets the darkest and angriest New Christs.
This magnificent album was released in 1999 on limited edition back in the day and it is now again in 2011 available remastered, on deluxe vinyl edition with gatefold cover and thick vinyl, and including exclusive text from Jaime Gonzalo (Ruta 66 Mag. co-owner) and previously unpublished pictures in a limited edition of 500 copies.
This record is with no do ... (READ MORE).
Bloodloss was the band formed by members of Mudhoney and Lubricated Goat (Mark Arm, Guy Maddison, Martin Bland and Renestair EJ).
They played scuzzed out, spastic jazz-influenced grunge punk-blues with one foot in the garage and both legs in the swamp.
This record is their lost last album, recorded in Seattle in 1996 and not released until now, and it sounds like a cross between The Flesh Eaters “a minute to pray a second to die” and The Scientists “human jukebox”.
The band is not active any more, but this record, released by Bang! Records on deluxe gatefold edition, is a must for those who follow Captain Beefheart, Scientists, Mudhoney and Beasts Of Bourbon.
THE DRONES are back.
After five albums, 10 years touring and a deserved break for a rest and personal projects, THE DRONES come back on tour presenting a new album of old songs re-recorded as they are seen by their authors these days, or as they were expected to be back in the day.
This revision of rarely played tracks is a new introduction to the darkest side of the music built by this Australian band which has meant the change, evolution and new kind of sound from down under.
This record is being released on double gatefold deluxe vinyl edition by Bang! Records.
2. Sixteen Straws
3. The Drifting Housewife
4. Careful ... (READ MORE).
FIVE DOLLAR PRIEST
Coming from the steamy gutters of Manhattan, FIVE DOLLAR PRIEST deliver their second album as a logic follow up to their excellent debut record released 3 years ago.
FIVE DOLLAR PRIEST is formed, for this occasion, by members of Speedball Baby, Swans and Mercury Rev, and that´s what it sounds like. With no concessions.
A combination of NYC free jazz with looping rythms and ripped street preaching. Like William Burroughs backed by Miles Davis on a base of Suicide.
There is no possible option to think that this record is coming from anywhere else but New York, when you listen to it.
The music here is not for newies, and for sure this cannot be considered as "nice".
... (READ MORE).
KIM SALMON & The GUYS From MUDHONEY
This recording was lost for the last 15 years and recently found.
Then in September 2010 MUDHONEY and KIM SALMON met again in New York for the ATP Festival, with a band list including, SCIENTISTS, MUDHONEY, STOOGES, SONIC YOUTH and more. In this occasion they spoke about releasing the record. And here it is... and, Lord Almighty, WHAT A MASTER PIECE! Like a cross between Kim Salmon & the Surrealists´ "Sin factory" and Mudhoney´s early albums, this album is a gem of swamp and grunge like no other before.
BANG! Records is proud to announce the release of this record on deluxe vinyl gatefold edition for September 2011 (no CD version for this master piece. Pure and thick vinyl)
Stewart Cunningham needs no presentation for fans of Australian rock´n´roll. He led or took part in bands such as The Yes-Men, Proton Energy Pills, Asteroid B612, Brother Brick, etc.
"We make the music" in his 3rd album in his latest project, Leadfinger. A gathering of styles, starting from the high energy guitar sounds that he has mastered since the early 90s, going through the classic sounds of the Flamin´ Groovies, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and ending up with swamp blues and soul in the most Aussie traditional way.
This record exposes the versatility and dominion on different musics by this artist and this band.
This is a limited vinyl edition. If you are looking for ... (READ MORE).
NEW CHRISTS, THE
Bang! Records is proud to announce the release, for the very firt time on vinyl, of this master piece by Rob Younger´s NEW CHRISTS.
Originally recorded and released 15 years ago, this album was only released in Australia by classic Aussie label Citadel Records.
Now the record has been remastered and with artwork re done all under Rob Younger´s supervision in order to implement a still stronger sound and presence.
This is a deluxe gatefold double album vinyl edition, limited to 1000 copies.
Released under license by Citadel Records.
... (READ MORE).
GUTTERVILLE SPLENDOUR SIX
GUTTERVILLE SPLENDOUR SIX is the band from Perth, Australia in the late 90s where THE DRONES came from.
The sound is clearly what The Drones came up with afterwards. A brutal amalgama of electricity, distortion, feedback and desperation drinking directly from the fountains of The Scientists and The Birthday Party. Guided by Gareth Liddiard´s guitar, Gutterville Splendour Six show the slow, loud and nasty melodies, fronted by the complex and tortured lyrics which afterwards have become the identifying stamp of The Drones. Among other band members, and besides of Gareth Liddiard, we find other The Drones members, such as Rui Pereira, as well as members of what years after came to be The ... (READ MORE).
For the first time since it was originally released on 1993, THE GUN CLUB´s "Lucky Jim" see the light of day on vinyl.
This record is nowadays impossible to find on LP and has become one of those crazy priced items on internet bids.
This is the very last album Jeffrey Lee Pierce recorded and it is another master piece (like any of his recordings all through his career as GUN CLUB or solo) This record is probably the darkest one he ever recorded and comes to be a kind of epitaph in advance to his sad and early passing away in 1996.
Released by Bang! Records under licence from Creeping Ritual Productions on deluxe gatefold cover.
Limited edition of 1000 copies.
SPENCER P. JONES
This is, most probably, the best solo album done by living legend SPENCER P. JONES, ever.
Spencer P. Jones doesn´t need an introduction for Australian music fans. His long career being the core of bands such as THE BEASTS OF BOURBON and THE JOHNNYS, as well as his solo project and collaborations with artists such as Rowland S. Howard, Nick Cave, Gun Club, Lydia Lunch, etc, put him on top of the this kind of music´s scene.
"Sobering thoughts" is a record where, besides of having John Nolan (BORED!, POWDER MONKEYS) on guitar, different kinds of music are gathered. From rock´n´roll shots straight to your ears (reminiscent of Johnny Thunders and the Hearbreakers or Richard Hell and the ... (READ MORE).
KILL DEVIL HILLS, THE
THE KILL DEVIL HILLS come back with their 3rd album.
After the success and excellent critic and audience answer of their first 2 albums, these musicians from Perth, Australia, deliver this new work where the essence of their first works is kept, as well as some tracks go ahead into a new direction of more straight and dirty rock´n´roll.
Those passages of drunken adventures, lost love and bar fights covered with precious multi instrumental melodies can see this time the adding of dirty riffs, angrier and louder stories.
Mixing Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Beasts Of Bourbon, Drones and Johnny Cash, among others, develop the already identifying stamp of this cult band which ... (READ MORE).
Legendary Melbourne rockers THE MEANIES are one of the most intense live bands seen on stage.
Since late 80s they have created themselves a name for their furious and straight attacking songs, with almost impossible but perfectly matching melodies. Mixing with greatness the simplicity of Ramones, the perfect melodies of the Beach Boys, the beautifully annoying distortion and loudness of Australian dirtiest rock and the roughness of crudest grunge rock (the real grunge rock and before it exploded in North West USA)
All this made of THE MEANIES a revered band and desired tour mates for bands such as Nirvana, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, etc.
"The meanie of life" is an album which was ... (READ MORE).
BRIAN HENRY HOOPER
BRIAN HENRY HOOPER delivers his 3rd solo album in a total expression of control and dominion on his targets and ideas.
This is, with no doubt, his best work up to date and, again, he has chosen the cream of the crop to surround him and cover his back for this work.
Needed to mention that Mick Harvey has produced it and played all through the album, this work has a reminiscent taste of the late 80s and early 90s records by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, as well as deep influence on it of the 70s Lou Reed and David Bowie. All of it mixed with the vicious and swampy touch of Brian Hooper´s worldwide known band THE BEASTS OF BOURBON.
Besides of Mick Harvey we can hear in this album ... (READ MORE).
KIM SALMON & THE SURREALISTS
In line with his previous works with Scientists "Human Jukebox" and the first 3 albums as Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, "Grand Unifying Theory" presents a collage of styles and ideas.
Songs like "Turn turn" and "Order of things" are examples of the naked minimalism which was/is the trade mark of The Surrealists.
On the other hands, songs like "RQ1" and "Predate" show the more Detroit and 70s Glam face which inspired Kim Salmon during his early days. But further than recycling the lineal side of these styles, Salmon puts together with musicians with the aggresive lyrics. See as an example "Childhood living" where the artist exposes a furious critic to the hedonism normally related t ... (READ MORE).
JEFFREY LEE PIERCE
Six String Sermon" (LP) | New! |
In 1980, right before the recording of THE GUN CLUB_s mighty debut "The fire of love", Jeffrey Lee Pierce did a handful of solo acoustic recordings based on his fascination for Mississippi Delta Blues.
And this is what this record sounds like. Jeffrey Lee Pierce doing a review of the classic blues. Raw, bitter and straight to your heart.
For the first time these recordings are released on vinyl. This album contains a 16 pages booklet with previously unreleased photography and the inestimable collaboration of friends and people who surrounded Jeffrey Lee Pierce, speaking about their times and memories with him. This list of collaborators in this project include, among others, people lik ... (READ MORE).
BEASTS OF BOURBON, THE
BANG! Records is proud to announce the release of these 3 legendary records, finally re-issued on vinyl, in deluxe Box Set edition, which includes:
- The 3 LPs with their artworks.
(Note: 4 tracks previously unreleased on LP).
- Inner booklet:
*texts of all band members in that line up.
*previously unseen pictures.
*lyrics of all songs.
These 3 albums are the result of the 1st period of mighty Australian band, The Beasts Of Bourbon, in period 1983-1990.
During those years the line up of the band was:
- Tex Perkins: vocals (Cruel Sea, Butcher Shop, etc)
- Kim Salmon: guitar (Scie ... (READ MORE).
BANG! Records is proud to announce the release of the first album of NYC noise-drone-killers: WOMAN.
WOMAN is a band from NYC which develops the wildest sounds of the NYC noise and the Australian swamp.
A musical death trip in between Scientists, Honeymoon Killers, Birthday Party, Pussy Galore, Beasts Of Bourbon, Swans etc…
This is their debut album and before releasing it they have usually opened in NYC for bands such as Beasts Of Bourbon, Kid Congo Powers, Cheater Slicks, Jerry Teel, Heavy Trash, Five Dollar Priest etc.
Extreme music for noise and swamp blues lovers.
Released on triple cover digipack CD and deluxe limited edition (500 copies) of gatefold vinyl. ... (READ MORE).
New York City monsters of noise swamp-blues CHROME CRANKS are releasing on BANG! Rcds. an 19 track compilation of their loudest and angriest tracks recorded during the 90s.
THE CHROME CRANKS got their own place in the top of the NYC scene of noise blues with their burning music destilled with distortion, feedback, fuzz and anger based on blues.
Coming from the music of bands like The Scientists or The Gun Club, through the years THE CHROME CRANKS got to the same level of influential band as these other ones. This legendary band includes among its members people such as Jerry Teel (HONEYMOON KILLERS, BOSS HOG, KNOXVILLE GIRLS, BIG CITY STOMPERS etc) and Bob Bert (PUSSY GALORE, SONIC Y ... (READ MORE).
For the very first time THE GUN CLUB´s "Ahmed´s wild dream" is released on vinyl on a deluxe edition.
This piece of music history takes out the very best of the band with a extremely high quality of sound and showing again why this band is one of the keys to understand modern music.
Swamp, blues, country, rock, punk, it all gathers as it was understood by mighty Jeffrey Lee Pierce.
Is is presented on double LP and gatefold cover with exclusive pictures and text from band members.
Featuring recordings done in Europe in 1992 with line up including Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Knoxville Girls etc), this album compiles the ... (READ MORE).
Rich Kids" (LP) | Coming Soon! |
LEADFINGER, the band leaded by Stewart Cunningham (THE YES-MEN, ASTEROID B612, PROTON ENERGY PILLS, BROTHER BRICK etc) turns back into the most classical sound of Australian High-Energy, the way this master musician knows.
Influences by Radio Birdman, MC5, Stooges, Roky Erickson etc… stand highly represented by this talented artist with the unique sound of Sydney R´N´R.
Backed in this project by musicians coming from bands such as UNHEARD or TUMBLEWEED, this album means the return of Stewart Cunningham to the purest electric guitar rock. This artist and his music are already well known by many fans of the High-Energy sounds. For new fans this is a necessary reference for them to ... (READ MORE).
The most legendary Australian band ever of swamp blues, THE SCIENTISTS, include in this release their greatest songs + previously unreleased demos and live recordings of the 80s.
Leaded by Master Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic and Brett Rixon created their unique sound of distortion and anger based on blues roots.
It includes previously unshown pictures as well as exclusive band history and interviews. A master piece on its own.
Released by Bang! Rcds. with the usual label quality on double 180gr vinyls and gatefold sleeve. Licesed by Cherry Red Rcds.
1000 numbered copies only.
2. This is My Happy Hour
3. When Fate ... (READ MORE).
FIVE DOLLAR PRIEST
NYC mindblower noise blues.
Check this band:
Ron Ward (SPEEDBALL BABY)
Norman Westberg (SWANS)
George Porfiris (HEROINE SHEIKS)
Bob Bert (CHROME CRANKS, KNOXVILLE GIRLS, PUSSY GALORE, SONIC YOUTH)
Patrick Holmes, twisted clarinet player.
And guest players:
James Chance (CONTORTIONS) Matt Verta-Ray (SPEEDBALL BABY, HEAVY TRASH) Jon Spencer (PUSSY GALORE, BLUES EXPLOSION, HONEYMOON KILLERS, HEAVY TRASH) Jack Martin (KNOXVILLE GIRLS) Cristina Martinez (BOSS HOG, HONEYMOON KILLERS)
This should be enough to give you an idea of what it sounds like. Dangerous and extreme noise blues from New York. Imagine PERE UBU and BIRTHDAY PARTY jamming ... (READ MORE).
BRIAN HENRY HOOPER
Check this band:
- BRIAN HENRY HOOPER (Beasts Of Bourbon)
- MICK HARVEY (Nick Cave & Bad Seeds)
- SPENCER P. JONES (Beasts Of Bourbon)
- TONY POLA (Beasts Of Bourbon)
- STEVE BOYLE (Rowland S. Howard Band)
- DAN LUSCOMBE (The Drones)
This super band is the responsable of the master pieces "Again and again" LP and "The thing about women" LP & CD.
After releasing THE VOYEURS (Brian Henry Hooper´s 1 record project of swampy soul, Bang! CD/LP-3) and his fabulous first solo record "lemon lime & bitter" (Bang! CD/2LP-4), Brian Henry Hooper records, with this master musicians, a new gem where he developes again his passions and demos in a shape ... (READ MORE).
Tony Thewlis (THE SCIENTISTS, INTERSTELLAR VILLAINS) is the responsable for this new project, THE SCOUNDRELLES.
A gathering of his unique style well known due to his work in THE SCIENTISTS and influences such as ALEX CHILTON or T-REX, create the sound of THE SCOUNDRELLES, where pop meet impossible melodies and interstellar music trips.
Noise pop and beautiful sounds taken to weird places by the hand of this master of electric sound.
Mentioning the cover of SUCIDE´s "rocket U.S.A." is a must in order to see where the music goes to.
A beautiful gem manufactured by BANG! Rcds. for this Australian musician and his band located in London.
Limited edition (500 copies) 180gr vinyl ... (READ MORE).
BEASTS OF BOURBON, THE
Second edition in deluxe white cover w/ snake texture!!! Ask it asap or loose it!!! ONLY 1000 copies numbered edition ! ... (READ MORE).
HUGO RACE & THE TRUE SPIRITS
At this stage Mr. Hugo Race needs no presentation from the reader of this text. His solo career as well as his time as part of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is a guarantee of the music quality of this musician who delivers in this occasion a work full of swamp blues in the line of his mid 90s albums such as "valley of light" or "chemical wedding".
Leaving apart his technological music projects, Hugo Race returns to the darkest fields of swamp blues creating atmospheres as if Blind Lemon Jefferson met Hawkwind. Henry Rollins descript Hugo Race as one of Australia’s best kept secrets. No doubt he is right.
Pick this double LP, spin it in the stereo and find it yourself.
This editi ... (READ MORE).
SPENCER P. JONES
Australian legend Spencer P. Jones (The Beasts Of Bourbon, The Johnnys) records this last album up to date in his particular raw bluesy mood.
In this occasion he is backed by The Escape Committee (which has been his backnig band for the last few years).
A crossway where Keith Richards, Richard Hell and Aussie swamp blues meet in melodies and compositions, and they are supported with the cooperation of other musicians such as Charlie Owen.
In this new album Spencer P. Jones shows up his musical debt with The Rolling Stones and takes it to his musical side.
Of course there are as well dark and apocaliptic tracks with the genuine sound of SPJ (listen for example to "death ... (READ MORE).
JERRY TEEL & THE BIG CITY STOMPERS
Coming from New York City Maestro Jerry Teel comes back to the music scene with this new project, after his awesome career in bands such as HONEYMOON KILLERS, CHROME CRANKS, BOSS HOG, KNOXVILLE GIRLS etc. as well as owner-producer-engineer of the mighty Funhouse Studio in NYC.
In this new project Mr. Teel openly recovers his roots in the shape of Southern Country, Hillbilly, Blue Grass and Blues, adding his unique touch. The peculiar sound of Jerry Teel.
He is supported by THE BIG CITY STOMPERS, NY scene top class musicians (as well as by the Canadian band THE SADIES, in 4 of the album tracks).
A master piece from this fabulous master of noise-blues which is delivered proudly ... (READ MORE).
DIMI DERO INC
For the first time Bang! Rcds releases a non Australian artist. This is DIMI DERO INC. from Paris, France.
The reason for it is very simple, DIMI DERO INC. is the personal project of this creative, innovator, multi faced artist Dimi Dero (producer, multi instrumental musician, song writer etc) who has known how to gather in this record all his emotions and demons.
Think of a mix between THE SCIENTISTS, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY and EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN, with the unique personality of this man/band and that special French touch which might remind you a bit of the old DUM DUM BOYS records. Songs of anger which go by the hand of the Aussie swampy sound and can carry you to the music of THE D ... (READ MORE).
BUTCHER SHOP, THE
The Butcher Shop was the project developed by Tex Perkins, at the same time as Beasts Of Bourbon, in the late 80s.
In this band, the artist showed his wildest, brutal and sonic side, walking amont swamp blues and grunge (before the name "grunge" existed for music) In this sonic adventure Mr. Tex Perkins was surrounded by several musicians, such as people from Lubricated Goat, Beasts Of Bourbon (Spencer P. Jones) or the American musician Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave & Bad Seeds...) among others.
Here you will find, among other wonders, the original version of the song which became a hit afterwards with Beasts Of Bourbon, "hard for you". This edition compil ... (READ MORE).
“DEVIL AND DAUGHTER” is the debut album from Melbourne-based music artiste STU THOMAS (known the world over for his bass work with Kim Salmon & the Surrealists, Kim Salmon & The Business, The Scientists, Dave Graney & Clare Moore Featuring The Lurid Yellow Mist, The Brass Bed, Luxedo and more…).
Under the influence of writers, poets and revolutionaries, Stu T offers a rich musical journey through a darkly compelling world that’s bursting at the seams with an unholy grace.
A world of menacing glances, seedy bars, red wine and heavy breathing over a dodgy phone line. Think of the soundtrack to a 50’s film noir outing, with Stu T as detective, inhabiting scenes full of intrigue, cigare ... (READ MORE).
KILL DEVIL HILLS, THE
After their amazing fiirst album "heathen songs" (Bang!-lp/cd17) THE KILL DEVIL HILLS come back with this second album where they continue in the direction of the first one but dirtier and with more rock.
If in the first album we had to name Nick Cave and Hugo Race as influential sounds, now we are pleasantly forzed to think of THE BEASTS OF BOURBON when we listen to some of the killer tracks in this record.
This gang of Western Australia animals handle their swamp folk blues sound and take it to a wilder and more extreme world of sounds where melodies and violins are remaining present in a wall of sound in order to force you to stop and listen.
After touring Australia and Am ... (READ MORE).
GREEN MIST, THE
From isolated and frozen island of Tasmania, Bang! Rcds. proudly presents the first album of this fabulous band. THE GREEN MIST.
This band can run thru instrumental fields than take to faraway places, can make delicate and advanced pop melodies crossed with strings and saws, can rock you highly and can put you into the swamp blues learnt during the whole traditional sound of dirty Australian blues.
These guys are not newies. They know what they handle, and the get the respect of master musicians who are pleased to be part or cooperate with this band. For example, if you feel like you are listening to Spencer P. Jones and Charlie Owen (both in Beasts Of Bourbon), or Brian Ritchie (Vio ... (READ MORE).
BEASTS OF BOURBON, THE
THE BEASTS OF BOURBON ARE BACK!!! Older, dirtier and more dangerous than ever.
The edition of the new album "little animals" means, besides of the return of the one we believe is the best Australian band (ever!!!), another turn in their amazing music career. A record that moves among swamp blues, Aussie 70s hard (kinda AC/DC, ROSE TATTOO), NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE psychodelia and the unique BEASTS OF BOURBON sound.
Songs of hatred and anxiety which speak about subjects such as sadomasochism, overdoses, death, betrayal and thug behavior so well known by this buch of bad men and better musicians.
When you listen to it you still have that feeling of danger going down your spine, ... (READ MORE).
6 NEW TRACKS FROM ONE TIME SCIENTIST, BORIS SUJDOVIC
Crazy world this. Boris Sujdovic, former bass player for The Scientists, Beasts of Burbourn and the Dubrovniks, has just released a new album, Fuzz Machine. Funny thing is, it’s got no bass on it.
But don’t think it’s lacking any thrust. It’s psychotic, unsophisticated garage fuzz at it’s most primal, as wild and primitive as anything you’ve ever heard. A drum beat with a guitar riff, that’s all, but what else do you need, apart from a fridge full of booze and the stereo turned up full at three in the morning, pissing off those metro sexual neighbours who play that EMO shit all day.
Less is More. ... (READ MORE).
Over the last 16 years Leadfinger has done his time and written many awesome songs for great Australian rock and power-pop bands like Brother Brick, Asteroid B-612, The Proton Energy Pills, The Yes-Men and Challenger-7 but with "the floating life" he set out to do something totally different - all by himself - writing, playing, engineering, recording, producing and mixing 'the floating life" from start to finish by himself at his own dodgy home studio under his house on the southern edge of Sydney. The result is an album that is definitely unlike anything else you are likely to hear this year, bluesy and dark and at times electric with high energy and powerful riffs, it veers into the melodi ... (READ MORE).
Cold Harvest: 2007
Garry Gray (vocals, backing vocals, lyrics), Spencer P Jones (guitar, backing vocals), Penny Ikinger (guitars, backing vocals), Terry Doolan (guitars, organ, backing vocals), Mark Ferrie (bass), Nick Rischbieth (bass), Stephan Fidock (drums).
"'Cold Harvest' with all guitars blasting out of a crumbling sun… I got this narrative … urban uprising driven by dysfunctional dreamers…powerless onlookers. I always wanted us to do this as a guitar album…. The 'Sacred Cowboys' are back shooting horses", says Gray and adds, "It's about time. The world is at high noon and there aint nothin' better to do." (Jan, 2007)
Through the wilderness….
After the 'Trou ... (READ MORE).
Negative Waves (+ Bonus Tracks)" (LP) | DELETED
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the first edition of this album, BANG! RECORDS is proud to reissue BORED’s “Negative Waves”.
If this album can claim the title of the biggest brutality ever to come out from Australia, a chaotic orgy of feedback, reverb, fuzz, wha-wha and any other wild sound, it has anyway been remastered by the band’s mastermind Dave Thomas in order to get an even wildest and tightest sound than the original release (in which differences in the sound could be heard as a consequence of the different mixing sessions).
This reissue, made with love and care in every detail, with a double jacket, includes a lot of extra songs. This bonus means two extra songs i ... (READ MORE).
El peligro Ha Comenzado" (LP) | DELETED
“PROSODY”....That was the name of the most powerful Australian high energy rock'n'roll album from the late 90s. With that record, THE YES-MEN gave the world a lesson in great rock'n'roll. Unfortunately they stayed as “the next big thing”, due to a drugs overdose in 2001 which took frontman Sean Greenway away. Greenway (GOD, FREELOADERS), was the leader and songwriter of this super band, in which members such as Tim Hemmensley (GOD, BORED!, POWDER MONKEYS) and Stewart “Leadfinger” Cunningham (PROTON ENERGY PILLS, BROTHER BRICK, ASTEROID B612, CHALLENGER 7) also played. BANG! RECORDS is pleased to present to you "El Peligro ha Comenzado" in limited deluxe gatefold vinyl edition (only 500 copi ... (READ MORE).
KIM SALMON. What else do we need to say? Just naming the Master of swamp sound is more than enough to guarantee total quality.
Mr. Salmon flies free in this new project. His wish seems to be developing the maximum brutality. A band of evil instrumental songs with 6 guitars (Kim Salmon and Penny Ikinger among them) and 2 drum sets, all of them perfectly sincronized by pairs.
Kim Salmon manufactures this project wich reminds us of a cross between the most primitive sounds of Seattle grunge (begining of MELVINS or GREEN RIVER), as well as Ozzy Osborne´s BLACK SABBATH, all of it mixed with the original touch of Kim Salmon´s SCIENTISTS or SURREALISTS.
THE DRONES, as well as everybody ... (READ MORE).
Brian Henry Hooper (THE BEASTS OF BOURBON, KIM SALMON AND THE SURREALISTS). Any need to say more? ... YES! The only thing to be added about this magnificent Australian musician is that in year 2000 he decided to stop being at the back of the picture, to become the main actor of the film. And so he kept the movie.
Now in 2004, and after an unfortunate accident that kept him partially paralized for more than 4 months, with a lot of time to think, he decides to give us, his fans, the oprtunity of listening to this musical jewel. This records is hard to describe... swamp lounge, maybe. It´s sexy, decadent and bluesy. It´s like having a drink at the bar of a desert whorehouse, while you swea ... (READ MORE).
BRIAN HENRY HOOPER
Brian Henry Hooper (BEASTS OF BOURBON, KIM SALMON & SURREALISTS, VOYEURS) shocks us again with this gem in the most pure tradition of Australian R´N´R. There was an empty vacant place for too long among the swamp bluesmen. It´s covered again! He gave us a bit of it with the edition of his band THE VOYEURS, and now he highlights with this wonder where he vomits all his demons.
Don´t be afraid of mixing the most acid John Lennon, with Johnny Thunder´s "Hurt Me", with the beasts and the surrealists. Add all the hatred caused by so many years of retained silence, and there you are! "lemon lime & bitter". It´s a bomb that explodes in your hands, from the begining to the end. It´s a record t ... (READ MORE).
Millers Daughter (2xLP)" (LP) | DELETED
“This isn't really an outtakes or b-side record...its just that when we recorded ‘Here Come The Lies’ and ‘Wait Long By The River’ we did them six months apart and we had a huge pile of songs....those two records were both really long and we had to ditch some of the stuff we were doing to keep them reasonably timed....most of the stuff is recorded straight up live in the studio....so basically if I fucked up a lyric it didn't go on the record. we didn't have the time or money or patience to correct anything....all I can remember about these sessions is just being tired and drunk and hoarse and broke and way too loud for a recording studio...it seems like 20 years ago. But I really like this ... (READ MORE).
CELIBATE RIFLES, THE
Australia’s longest serving rock n roll social / political satirists THE CELIBATE RIFLES have released their 15th and Greatest album BEYOND RESPECT through BANG!
The genesis for album evolved September 12th 2001 with the Bush & Howard administrations providing ample ammunition for lyricist come SBS World Sport soccer eccentric, Damien Lovelock.
Tracks like ‘Buttland” and “Creature With Atom Brain’ are tipped as hits and strongly feature Kent Steedmans testament to guitar genius. The Buttland Clip will be on your screen this weekend, whilst Atom Brain is still in the edit suite.
For original fans, Thankyou America from the 2nd album makes a timely comeback– a track inspire ... (READ MORE).
PENNY IKINGER, Founder guitar player of the mighty WET TAXIES and LOUIS TILLETT. Ocasional member or cooperator of names such as HOSS, TEX PERKINS, KIM SALMON & SURREALISTS or CHARLIE OWEN (among many others). This lady, living leyend of the Australian scene, starts her solo career with this marvelous record, which has been already released on CD in the USA by DENIZ TEK (RADIO BIRDMAN) label, CAREER RCDS.
In this record cooperate, among others, BRIAN HENRY HOOPER and CHARLIE OWEN (both in the mighty BEASTS OF BOURBON), as well as LOUIS TILLETT himself. This record takes from the sonic extreme of the SCIENTISTS, through delicate and sensual melodies, up to moments that could be easily d ... (READ MORE).
TIGER BY THE TAIL
Dave Thomas from BORED! returns after a while when we didn´t know what he was doing. Well, this is the first album of his new band, TIGER BY THE TAIL. Here he is surrounded by members of THE SAILORS and JOHNNY CASINO´S EASY ACTION, and they cannot help showing their love for the worlds of "youth of America" WIPERS, as well as for the most eclectic SONIC YOUTH or DINOSAUR JR. All of it mixed with the genuine and brutal sound of BORED!, of course.
This way, we have to face a revelation of the Australian scene in the dirtiest and most guitar energy sound. Hopefully we´ll be able to see them among us in Europe shortly. Don´t miss this record which his the result of the cooperation in betw ... (READ MORE).
SPENCER P. JONES
Immolation & Amelioration" (LP) | DELETED
Spencer P. Jones returns with a new album full of surprises. Regarding the sound and songs, they keep the quality and strength Mr. Jones has always provided his fans with. Nothing new about it (which is actually the best that could happen).
The surprises meant above are referring to some of the folks supporting him in this record, such as Beasts Of Bourbon mates Brian H. Hooper and Tex Perkins, and special mention to the last song of the album, which has as support band Mudhoney themselves!!!
In this new album Maestro Jones revisites a couple of his classic songs with the Beasts Of Bourbon, as well as a cover of The Velvet Underground and a nice surprising cover of Lee Marvin.
Originally from Perth and a founding member of the Drones, James McCann has created a record that seamlessly encompasses the whole Australian independent sound from beginning to end. Like a trip through the swamp starting in folky wandering ballads, continually growing and winding until reaching the wildest and most sonic sounds reminiscent of the Scientists.
James is now based in Melbourne, Australia, playing regularly with his band and getting a great response to their live shows. James's song writing is a natural progression firmly embedded in his past. He has rallied the Australian pub rock circuit with former bands as diverse as Harpoon, Gutterville Splendour Six, Nunchukka Su ... (READ MORE).
BAKELITE AGE, THE
Link MEANIES surprises us with this new project that gives a continuity to the mighty MEANIES. In this case he doesn´t develop the wildest punk side of his music, although he keeps those impossible fantastic melodies that only him knows how to write. More into the direction of sonic pop and rock, it keeps on being a pilar for the rough sounds ang riffs that once were named "grunge", and that made THE MEANIES jump to the top of the rough sounds of the 90s with a worlwide repercution.
Deluxe and limted editions in digipack cover CD with inner booklet, as well as limited edition of 500 thick vinyls with gatefold full color cover.
A perfect mix of Melvins, Meanies & John Lennon!!! ... (READ MORE).
IAN RILEN & THE LOVE ADDICTS
Living legend of Australian R´N´R, Ian Rilen (founder member of ROSE TATTOO, as well as bass player and vocals in the seminal X), after his adventures through power pop in HELL TO PAY with his close friend Spencer P. Jones, spits this gem record in order to rediscover the purest tradition of ROCK AND ROLL.
A cross in between Keth Richards and Charles Bukowski, the Australian blues reaches a new label with Ian Rilen. We insist, PURE R´N´R. This record is already a classic. A wonderful album respected and envyed by people such as Tex Perkins or BORED! themselves, as well as many others.
Deluxe and limited editions in triple cover digipack CD with huge inner booklet, as well as limit ... (READ MORE).
KILL DEVIL HILLS, THE
Heathen Songs" (LP) | DELETED
Formed in 2003 as an acoustic, country-tinged 3-piece, THE KILL DEVIL HILLS have slowly swelled ranks to become a rambling 6-piece outfit. Their sometimes rickety, sometimes dirty, frequently swampy and always intense take on country, folk, gospel blues and rock hearkening like some bawdy old Irish reel bashed out on a rusty banjo by a half-cut lumberjack, high on the music of moonshine. At times chugging along in a rockabilly howl, then turning out heart wrenching ballads of loss and vengeance, THE KILL DEVIL HILLS take a rolling, merry lunge at the heart of rock 'n' roll.
The Kill Devil Hills released their debut album "Heathen Songs" nationally in Febuary 2005 being distributed by Rev ... (READ MORE).
BLACK PONY EXPRESS
Australia keep on offering bands with demoliting quality. Keep BLACK PONY EXPRESS as an example. New young band from Melbourne which surprises us with this very first album, with style, quality and knownledge totally out of expectations. Dominion of melodies, instumentation (from the dirties and darkest guitars, to the most delicate violin strings) and vocals.
Crawling from the Australian swamp blues of the deepest Nick Cave, going through Easter Europe folk, as well as percussions that could be signed by Tom Waits, BLACK PONY EXPRESS are in the bullseye of the great new bands of the new antipodic generation. An astonishing record which makes you feel from the beggining to the end. No d ... (READ MORE).