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A-BONES BIO

from AllMusic's guide to Pop Stars:

"Bashing out garage rock years before it was fashionable and rockabilly-influenced sounds as if the Stray Cats had never happened, the A-Bones were a Brooklyn-based five-piece that approached the sloppy greatness of rock & roll's past with a beer-addled enthusiasm that had nothing to do with "oldies" or "nostalgia" and everything to do with the primal impulse to play music that's fast, loud, and wild. Named for a tune by the Trashmen, the A-Bones were led by vocalist Billy Miller and drummer Miriam Linna, who previously bashed it out in the Zantees and were also the brains behind wild-assed pop culture journal Kicks and label Norton Records, both of which reflected the same frantic attitude as their band. (Filling out the lineup were Bruce Bennett on guitar, Mike Lewis and later Marcus "The Carcass" Natale on bass, and Lars Espensen on sax.) The A-Bones kicked off their career in 1984, and two years later they released their first record, a 10" EP called Tempo Tantrum, with the album Free Beer for Life! following in 1988. They lent their services as a backing band to such unsung rock & roll legends as Rudy Grayzell, Hasil Adkins, Johnny Powers, Ronnie Dawson, Roy Loney, and Cordell Jackson, released a fistful of singles on various hyper-cool labels, and released five full-length LPs for Norton before finally calling it a day in 1994. The group played occasional reunion shows over the next decade, though, and in 2004 recorded a new tune (with backing vocals from the 5.6.7.8's) for a 20th anniversary retrospective, Daddy Wants a Cold Beer and Other Million Sellers. In 2009, the A-Bones reunited again and released the full-length studio effort Not Now!"

- Mark Deming, Rovi


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A-BONES - FREE BEER FOR LIFE 

(Norton 206) Giant six-pack of winners from yer NY faves! This mini-LP burns up the quarter mile! Deservedly the Golden Spinner winner two years running! A must for motorheads of all ages, persuasions!

 Mumbo Jumbo / Lug Nuts / A-Bomb Bop / Darlene / Devil Dance / Spinning My Wheels

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THE A-BONES - THE LIFE OF RILEY

(Norton 219) A full 15-tracker from East Coast faves the A-Bones! From grinders to jungle antics, this platter delivers the grease pit wail that all discerning Norton noodnicks demand and defend!

That Jim / My Dawgy Heap / Satellite Dish / Sham Rock / Time Machine / The Bee / Monkey's Uncle / Rough Cut / She's Gotta Be Boss / Jugue / El Kabong / Button Nose / I've Fallen & I Can't Get Up / Go Betty Go / Go Go Go For Louie's Place 

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THE A-BONES - I WAS A TEENAGE MUMMY

(Norton 224) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the most talked about flick since HORROR OF PARTY BEACH! Get the DVD too!

 Mum's The Word / Homicide / Kashmiriam / Bandstand Rock-et / Firewater / Mark Of The Squealer / The Fez Man Walks / Little Egypt / Oh Wendy

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THE A-BONES - MUSIC MINUS FIVE

(Norton 233) Recorded by the enigmatic Conrad Uno at Seattle's meritorious Egg Studios in a four day blast during their last Pacific jaunt, the A-Bones bash & batter thru new dance floor maulers & enthrallers! There's sumpin' here for every no-count with a 3-chord attention span! Guests inc. Japan's loud & lovely 5-6-7-8's, rockabilly legend Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell + Young Fresh Fellows' Scott McCaughey on the ivories!

Bird Doggin'/The Claw/Donut Run/You Oughta Know/Little Bo Pete/Hully Gully/Get Home Girl/Come On Come On/Flea Bitten An-nie/I Must Be Dreamin'/Who The Heck/Bonomo Twine Time/Oasis Part 3/In The USA 

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THE A-BONES - CRASH THE PARTY

(Norton 254) The legendary lost A-Bones album finally comes to life! NYC's crazed fivesome hung up their rock n' roll shoes a while back, but what became of their much ballyhood tribute to their idol, the rockin' Florida stomp king Benny Joy? Well, here it is! The ultimate A-Bones album featuring all Benny Joy numbers, recorded 1990-1994 in live, in the studio, and wherever the mood happened to strike! Loaded with guest stars including Dex Romweber and Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell, a surefire partycrasher!

Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock / Wild Wild Lover / Money Money / She Cried For Me / Ittie Bittie Everything / Gossip Gossip Gossip / I'm Doubtful Of Your Love / The Star Of The Show / Steady With Betty / Crash The Party / Knock Three Times / Bundle Of Love / Hey High School Baby / Call The Zoo / Spin The Bottle / Come Back / Button Nose

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THE A-BONES - DADDY WANTS A COLD BEER 

(Norton 310) The A-Bones celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a massive specially priced double CD set that culls 46 tracks from singles and other odd places including the A-Bones backing up legends like Johnny Powers, Rudy Tutti Grayzell, the Great Gaylord, Roy Loney and more, plus ten unissued tracks and a brand new bonus recording featuring the 5.6.7.8's! Giant photo booklet takes you back down memory lane and ... dumps you there!

Disc One: Don't Need No Job/Questions I Can't Answer/The World's Greatest Sinner (w/Timothy Carey)/Shanty Tramp/Bamboo Rock And Roll/Spooks-A-Poppin' Theme/Maintaining My Cool/She Said Yeah/Wah-Hey/Guess I'm Falling In Love/Baby Doll/Daddy Wants A Cold Beer/Louie Go Home/Hep Cat/Iím Snowed/Bad Boy/Take Up The Slack Daddy-O/Hekawi/Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love*/Monkey Man*/A White T-Shirt And A Pink Carnation*/Third Pint From The Sun*/ Free Beer For Life Radio Spot *

Disc Two: We're Gonna Get Married (w/the 5.6.7.8'S)*/Squat With Me Baby (w/the Great Gaylord)/Do De Squat (w/the Great Gaylord)/Judy (w/Rudy Grayzell)/Why Why Why (w/Rudy Grayzell)/You're Gone (w/Rudy Grayzell)/One Mile (w/Rudy Grayzell)/Mama Rock (w/Johnny Powers)/New Spark (w/Johnny Powers)/Stop It Baby (w/Roy Loney)/You Know What You Can Do (w/Roy Loney)/Jump Into The River (w/Roy Loney)/Smoke Rings (w/Roy Loney)/Made In The Shade (w/Roy Loney)*/Rock The Boat/Drive In/You Canít Beat It/All Night Long/Genocide/It's A Hard Life*/The Only Asshole (Alone At The Dance)*/Teenage Head (w/Roy Loney)*/Oh Canada

*=previously unissued 

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THE A-BONES - NOT NOW!

(Norton 345) Get ready for a brand new long play set of A-Bones mad blasts including Geraldine / Restless / He Sure Could Hypnotize / Bad Times / Shallow Grave / Jupiter Bulldog / The Rooster / Bing Bong (There's A Party Goin' On) / Cat Nip (w/Dave "Babyî"Cortez) / Outcast / Granny Tops 'Em At The Hop / Stolen Moments / The Lover's Curse / Don't Talk About Him / Six Long Weeks... recorded at the posh underground Manhattan NY Hed Studios with reknown engineer Matt Verta-Ray, the A-Bones managed to lure elusive R&B legend Dave "Baby" Cortez back onto the Hammond organ to grind out a fresh take of his instro stomper Cat Nip... raunchy originals are filled out with covers of the Animals and the Clovers, plus Shallow Grave, Andy Shernoff's Bobby Fuller style ode to Charles "Smitty" Schmid, the notorious Pied Piper of Tucson and lots more!

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THE A-BONES - EARS WIDE SHUT

(Norton 393) First new album in five years! Recorded live and wild in the rehearsal room on Super Bowl weekend! Don’t miss it! 

Questions I Can’t Answer/Henrietta/Just A Little Bit Of You/Oh Yeah/Luci Baines/Come Back Baby/Lula Baby/Tulane/Little School Boy/Catahoula Stomp/Thunder/Four O’Clock Baby/Sorry

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A-BONES - BUTTON NOSE / I'M SNOWED

(45-008) The A-Bones are stoked as they stomp into the savage Benny Joy fave from their longplayer THE LIFE OF RILEY! The vibrato-steeped flipside is a non-LP whang-bucket take of the Joe South whomper! Knockers up!

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RUDY "TUTTI" GRAYZELLE & THE A-BONES - TEXAS KOOL KAT

(EP-011) 50's Texas rockabilly wildman (Rudy inked n' wailed orig. Duck-tail) teams up with NYC slop crew for the rockin' Judy, One Mile + You're Gone, then grooves on a tender bender w/picante soaked interp of Doug Sahm's Why, Why, Why! EP

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JOHNNY POWERS AND THE A-BONES - MAMA ROCK

(45-016) The Motor City hepcat meets Norton house combo The A-Bones while Flat Duo Jets' Dexter Romweber bangs on pee-yanna! WILD! Surly vintage foto of JP on cover! Don't forget to snatch up the longplayer LP and CD LONG BLONDE HAIR (Norton 229)! It's gargantuan!

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ROY LONEY AND THE A-BONES - BOY MEETS BONES

(EP-019) Frantic 4-pack howled by fab Flamin Groovie shouter Roy, backed by beer n' potato chip fueled A-Bones! Recorded in San Francisco garage studio! Mighty, mighty all righty!

Stop It Baby/You Know What You Can Do/Jump Into The River/ Smoke Rings

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A-BONES - THE CLAW / SPOOKS A-POPPIN'

(45-021) Stompin' fan fave/wrestling tribute/dance craze from MUSIC MINUS FIVE LP backed with the killer non-LP instro title theme from Florida legend Jim Ridenour's wild CINEMANURE film documentary on the old spook shows!

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THE A-BONES - SHALLOW GRAVE

(45-151) A-Bones deliver Andy Shernoff's Bobby Fuller style ode to Charles "Smitty" Schmid, the notorious Pied Piper of Tucson!

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A-BONES - MISS AMANDA JONES / ROTTING STUMPS - MY OBSESSION

(45-9649) Talk about a Boogers Banquet! Topside's the first new A-Bones recording in ten years! The magnificent Rotting Stumps (man)handle the B-deck in rip roarin' style! Two over the top BETWEEN THE BUTTONS hammerings!

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ANDRE WILLIAMS AND THE A-BONES - THE SPIDER AND THE FLY / GREASY CHICKENS - ANDRE'S BLUES

(45-9650) Dig the Rolling Stones greasy grind favorite Spider And The Fly once Andre grabs hold of it! Keith Richards recently picked Jail Bait as one of his all time favorites and Andre tips the pimp hat back at him here! Speakin' of paying homage, the Greasy Chickens honor Mr. Rhythm with Andrew's Blues, a reworking of the Stones X-rated classic!

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