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ABOUT THE HORRORTONES
The idea is simple really. You take a bunch of musicians that play in all different types of bands and you create a rock’n’roll soul party cover band.
No one really is ever a permanent member. People come, people go. You can play for one song, one gig or maybe more… the deal is anyone can be play on the night (if there’s room).
If you don’t understand what we do or why we do it I recommend researching the history of Australian band The Party Boys whilst listening to The Dirtbombs’ “Ultraglide In Black”.
These recordings have taken a while to come to the surface. Some are songs that we play live all the time, some were learnt for a recording session. We recorded it over a couple of sessions in the home of Jamie Trevakis. We filled out bedrooms, lounge rooms and all without airconditioning in the middle of a Brisbane heat wave.
We chose these songs because they are fun. Some you might know… some are actually covers of covers! You can argue that some aren’t even soul songs but they do sound like us. They sound like you want to drink, dance and act like a fool. Because that my friend is essentially the sound of The Horrortones.
The line-up for these records:
Pete Collins (Vegas Kings)
Kate Jacobson (Texas Tea)
Jacinta Walker (Keep On Dancin’s / Tiny Migrants)
Jessica Moore (The Stress of Leisure)
Tony Giacca (Sixfthick)
Benjamin Dougherty (Vegas Kings/Texas Tea)
Dan Condon (The Sips)
Jimmy Mullane (Wiseacre)
Sally Pelekanos (Audrey’s Music Shop)
Other people who have appeared in The Horrortones:
Yohanna Webber (Wiseacre), Spencer P Jones (Beasts Of Bourbon/The Johnnys) Ben Corbett (SixFtHick/Gentle Ben and His Sensitive Side), Geoff Corbett (SixFtHick), Ben Salter (The Gin Club), Dan Mansfield (The Gin Club), Andy Moore (Digger & The Pussycats), Ben Eckersley (The Wells), Jo Nilson (Butcher Birds), Stacey Coleman (HITS), Sharkey (Monster Zoku Onsomb), Ben Tuite (Giants of Science)
released June 1, 2012
Recorded By Jamie Travaskis at Junkship Studio
Livin’ For The Weekend – written by: Kenny Gamble, Cary Gilbert, Leon Huff. Originally performed by The O’Jays. Arrangement by The Dirtbombs.
Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man – written by Bob Seger. Originally performed by the Bob Seger System.
Mojo Hannah – written by Andre Williams and Clarence Paul. Originally performed by Henry Lumpkin.
They Don’t Know – written by ?. Originally performed ?. We found this song on a radio show.. If anyone knows - let us know! :)
W-A-S-T-E-D written by Don Whitten & Pat Vegas. Originally performed by Bobby King.
Whole Lotta Woman – written by Billy Hoggs, Billy Gordon, Smokey Robinson. Originally performed by The Contours. This arrangement is similar to that of Compulsive Gamblers.