released 12 October 2012 Dandruff Dicky: Sax, Production Si Res: Guitar, Production Hone Be Good: Vocals Tonga Vaea: Vocals, Trumpet, Keys Tyra Hammond: Vocals Recorded by the amazing Ben Lawson at Red Bull Studio, Auckland, New Zealand Mixed by Dandruff Dicky, Si Res & The Side Steps Quintet Mastered by Ben Lawson at Red Bull Studio Auckland Produced by The Side Steps Quintet. Artwork & Design: Sy Knox Young, Gifted & Broke.
Hallelujah Picassos - Picasso Core Jukebox - album out March 5
Following on from last year’s remastered collection of Picasso classics, Hallelujah Picassos are releasing the next installment in their reissue series - a newly remastered, digital album collecting the cover versions from Auckland’s legendary ska/ punk/ reggae/ pop/ thrash/ hiphop/ hardcore
outfit. It’s a bunch of songs originally done by the likes of Bo Diddley, James, Brown, HLAH, The Sonics (who are touring NZ in April), Greg Johnson and more, given a crazy sonic twist.
Kicking off with Peanut Butter, a hugely popular tune on student radio when released on cassette in 1991, 21 years ago. The band took the original reel to reel master tape to Stebbings and had them digitise it - they had to bake it first to get it to a playable state! Never heard it sound so good.
There are a few cameos in there too, like comedian/actor Alan Brough turning up to add vocals to Homegirl, a song originally done by Bobbylon and Roland in their Picassos’ side project, Riot Riddum Sound System.
There’s two previously unreleased songs seeing the light of day, covers of The The - Perfect, and Tears of a clown (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, via The Beat, or English Beat). Picasso Core Jukebox comes with an e-booklet with extensive liner notes looking behind the songs and how the
band discovered them, along with previously unpublished photos.
Out Monday March 5, thru Bandcamp/Amplifier/iTunes and all good digital outlets. Digital only release. PCorp 004. Released by Loopy Fruit Recordings.
Also still available, Rewind The Hateman (CD/digital) a retrospective look over the Picasssos career, newly remastered.
1 Peanut butter (One way streets, 1967)
2 Who do you love (Bo Diddley 1957)
3 Psycho/Strychnine (The Sonics ,1965)
4 Tears of a clown (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, via The Beat’s
version from 1979)
5 Talk in this town (Greg Johnson, 1993)
6 Air (Head Like A Hole, 1991)
7 Perfect (The The, 1983)
8 Catman (Gene Vincent 1957)
9 Homegirl (Riot riddum sound system 1991)
10 Crying Again (Prime Movers 1982)
11 It’s a man’s world (James Brown, 1966)
We also recently received Benny Tones 12" release on Wonderful Noise (Japan), available here
And if you’re in the UK or Europe this summer see Benny Tones at:
23.6.11 – The Pussy Parlure at Glastonbury, UK
26.6.11– The Pussy Parlure at Glastonbury, UK
15.7.11 – The Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
4.8.11 – Stadtmusik Festival, Basel, Switzerland
Benny Tones Bio:
Fondly considered as the 4th member of Wellington future soul band Electric Wire Hustle you may have already witnessed some of the audio magic of Benny Tones without realizing it.
As Electric Wire Hustle’s Sound Tech Benny has been responsible for mixing EWH’s live sound since their very first performance and having set up his own studio in Wellington – Organik Muzik Workz – also recorded and mixed the groups debut album.
As well as having chief responsibility for mixing EWH’s live and studio sound Benny is also a full time Studio Audio engineer and has also engineered for such acts as Pacific Heights, Sola Rosa, Julien Dyne, Iva Lamkum and Hollie Smith.
Alongside being a highly regarded Sound Engineer Benny is also a producer in his own right and his solo full length album ‘Chrysalis’ is available on Every Waking Hour in New Zealand and BBE (UK) internationally.
‘Chrysalis’ represents Benny Tone’s re-introduction as a producer and features a diverse host of vocal and instrumental collaborators including Electric Wire Hustle’s Mara TK, Taay Ninh & Myele Manzanza, Joe Dukie, LP, LA’s Shihan The Poet, Adi Dick and Sacha Vee . Set against exquisite production which is the result of hundreds of hours clocked up in the studio and perhaps an upbringing in the beautiful area of Golden Bay.