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Social Distortion
+ Backyard Babies + Cooper

Mittwoch   17/08 2005   20.30 h
Bielefeld, Ringlokschuppen
vvk: 26,30 €



Social Distortion

www.socialdistortion.com
www.fkpscorpio.com

MIKE NESS: GUITAR/VOCALS

JONNY “2BAGS” WICKERSHAM: GUITAR

JOHN MAUAER/MATT FREEMANN: BASS

CHARLIE QUINTANO: DRUMS

Social Distortion, Southern California's definitive blues-laced punk band, returns with Sex, Love and Rock 'n'Roll, their first full length studio record since 1996 and first record since founding member Dennis Danell passed away.

Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, is a potent journey of love and loss, an intimate portrait by writer and singer Mike Ness into his past. Like a survival manual from the trenches of punk, Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll takes listeners on a hardcore ride, venturing inside the hearts of saints and sinners, winners and losers, jailhouse poets and Cadillac tramps, all brought to life with Social Distortion's trademark sound-a muscular blend of blistering guitars and Ness' rebel-with-a-cause vocals.

Equal parts poet and punk, Ness continues to cement his place in the hierarchy of punk as one of the all-time great songwriters. Picking up where 1996's brilliant White Light, White Heat, White Trash left off, Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll goes straight for the jugular in 10 lean tracks. From the uplifting opener “Reach for the Sky”-a powerful reminder to live for today because tomorrow may never come-to “Don't Take Me for Granted”-a song written three days after Danell's sudden death on Feb. 29, 2000-Ness laced the album with tributes to Danell.

Discussing the heartbreaking loss of guitarist Dennis Danell Ness said, “When Dennis died, I felt a part of my youth disappear and I felt this tremendous void,” “You just don't realize how good a friend someone really is until they're gone.” “Dennis was an institution,” says Ness. “When we were teenagers, Dennis' house was where you went when you were hungry, if you needed a place to flop, if you needed help on your car. He'd drop what-ever he was doing and help you. 'Don't Take Me for Granted' is the easiest song I ever wrote. You just think that they're always fucking gonna be there.” Prior to the tragic loss the band had been very busy.

Post White Light, White Heat, White Trash the band released Live At the Roxy, its first ever live album recorded over a three-night run at the legendary Sunset Strip nightclub. During that time, Ness also recorded his first solo album (Cheating At Solitaire), and a cover's record (Under the Influences).

After Danell passed away Ness brought in long time band friend Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham (U.S. Bombs, Cadillac Tramps). 2 Bags had been Danell's guitar tech off and on through the years and even filled in for the guitarist on a European tour when Dennis' first son was born. This year, bassist John Maurer-who recorded the new album with the bandannounced he was hanging up his touring axe. As luck should have it, Rancid had decided to take a temporary hiatus and bass player Matt Freeman jumped at the chance to hit the road with Social Distortion beginning in September.

A lot has changed since Social Distortion unleashed 1983's punk rock classic Mommy's Little Monster, both inside the band and out. Their external influence pioneered the tattooed, hot-rod loving, anti-hero subculture which has become more and more prevalent daily. Like a veteran prize-fighter rife with swagger, Ness proves with Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll he's still the one to beat. Pound for pound, the album embraces its heart and while baring its soul. “I just go where it's real,” says Ness. “Pain is a great motivator for me.” It may have been a hard-knock life for Ness, but with each record we're reminded, his pain is our gain.


Support: Backyard Babies

www.backyardbabies.com

„Everybody Ready“? ist der Schlachtruf der Backyard Babies und gleichzeitig Titel des ersten Tracks ihres neuen Albums „Stockholm Syndrome“. Ein erstes Anzeichen von dem, was da auf uns zukommt – wartet nicht mit der Antwort, klettert an Bord und fahrt mit, oder geht kacken – so ist es nun mal. Die Einstellung der Band zu „Stockholm Syndrome“ ist die, dass jeder, der das Album nicht mag, eben keinen Rock’n’Roll mag. So einfach ist das.

„Stockholm Syndrome“, aufgenommen in drei Wochen des letzten heißen Sommers, ist das vierte Studioalbum der Backyard Babies. Zusammen mit dem Produzenten und Mixer Joe Barresi (Rancid, Kyuss, QOTSA, Hole) arbeiteten sie in glühender Hitze (keine Klimaanlage) im Studio 301 in Stockholm, und nach ein paar verlorenen Pfunden und zig kalten Bieren war das Album fertig!! Barresi, der schon das letzte Backyard Babies Album “Making Enemies Is Good” abmischte, hörte das neue Material zum ersten Mal während der Probephase – “es war klar, dass ´Stockholm Syndrome´ eine ganz besondere Platte werden würde.”

Die gesammelten Erfahrungen von dem, worauf sie als Teens abfuhren, also Sex Pistols, Kiss, Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Faster Pussycat, L.A. Guns, The Stooges, New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks und The Rolling Stones, zusammen mit den Rock’n’Roll Erfahrungen, die sie gemeinsam als tourende Band sammelten (Stories, die so geil sind, dass man ein Buch schreiben müsste), haben zu einem berauschenden Cocktail geführt, der sich in den 11 Tracks des neuen Albums offenbart.

Die Aufnahmesessions waren spontan und direkt. Nach der Arbeit im Studio kümmerten sich die Larrabee Studios in Los Angeles um den Mix – die Anweisung war simpel: “Es ist okay, wenn die Pegel bis hinten hin ausschlagen, solange es geil klingt”. Das Gleiche gilt für das Mastern, das von Gene Grimaldi (Johnny Cash, Lenny Kravitz, W.A.S.P.) bei Oasis Mastering in LA erledigt wurde. Das Ergebnis dieser Bemühungen ist „Stockholm Syndrome“, eine Platte, auf der alles reduziert wurde, bei der sämtlicher unnötiger Ballast entfernt wurde. Dies sind die Backyard Babies in ihrer ungeschliffensten Form. Dies ist ihr Rock’n’Roll.

Der spektakulärste Track des Albums ist sicherlich„Friends“. 1999 nahm die Band den Song nur so zum Spaß auf, ursprünglich sollte „Friends“ eine zukünftige B-Seite werden, das Projekt wuchs jedoch……… und wuchs immer weiter. Unterwegs stets mit einem DAT-Recorder bewaffnet, ließen die Backyard Babies keine Möglichkeit aus befreundete Künstler aufzunehmen, so dass schließlich auf „Friends“ ca. 30 verschiedene Leute von L7 bis zu den Hellacopters zu hören sind. Jeder war mit ganzem Herzen bei der Sache, und das Ergebnis klang so gut, dass „Friends“ unmöglich nur als B-Seite enden konnte. Und es nicht nur ein cooler Backyard Babies Track; Joey Ramone’s Beitrag zu dem Song macht daraus für alle Zeiten einen Klassiker. Joey Ramone starb im April 2001 an Krebs, „Friends“ zollt ihm Tribut. Die erste Single von „Stockholm Syndrome“ ist „Minus Celsius“ die in Skandinavien am 22. Oktober und weltweit im neuen Jahr veröffentlicht wird. Beim Video für „Minus Celsius“ führte Dean Karr Regie (QOTSA, Cypress Hill, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Danzig). Teile des Videos wurden auf dem Dach des legendären Million Dollar Hotel gedreht, bekannt aus Wim Wender’s Film "The Million Dollar Hotel". Das Album „Stockholm Syndrome“ ist seit dem 23. Februar erhältlich.

Alles, worum es ging, war, eine Vision zu verwirklichen, ihre Version von dem, was Rock’n’Roll wirklich ist. Mit "Stockholm Syndrome" haben sie ihr Ziel erreicht. Willkommen zum Rock’n’Roll der Backyard Babies!


Support: Cooper

www.cooperhq.com

www.kungfurecords.com

In a time where the name of a band is more like a tongue twisting nonsensical sentence, usually no less than 17 words including a day of the week and a brand of panty pads, it’s good to know that there are still bands who like to keep it simple. Like Cooper, a three piece punk rock band that don’t need eyeliner and girls jeans but may wear the occasional tight t-shirt, to make a criminally catchy blend of Circle Jerks, Beatles and The Police with The Descendents and Dave Brubeck looking over their shoulder.

Currently based in the Hague, Netherlands, Cooper have already released three previous albums, "Do You Know Not?" (1994), "No. 2" (1996) and “Activate” (2001). Do You Know Not? and No.2 were both recorded and produced by Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), who was so impressed with Rene’s hot finger licks, he recruited him to tour with Junkie XL for several years. Activate was produced by Michel Schoots (Urban Dance Squad).

Cooper’s fourth effort, modestly titled ‘Cooper Makes Tomorrow Alright’, was produced by one of their all time heroes, the legendary Bill Stevenson (known for his drumming for Black Flag, Descendents/ALL and Only Crime as well as producing numerous punk bands like 7 Seconds, Good Riddance, Rise Against and Zeke). Bill was so impressed with their previous recordings and current demos, that he flew over to The Hague in Holland where album was recorded. He liked it so much he slept on their floor for over a week! Together with his partner in crime Jason Livermore, Stevenson then mixed the sessions at his own Blasting Room in Ft. Collins, Colorado USA.

Vandals’ bassist and Kung Fu Records’ owner Joe Escalante heard the album, decided that it ‘sounded great’ and then asked ‘what the plan was’. One thing led to another and before anyone could shake a shitty stick, Cooper were added to the very impressive Kung Fu roster, making them the very first European band to be on Kung Fu Records!

Live Cooper are exciting, tight and powerfully intense, and as most 3 pieces achieve, create a powerful melodic wall of sound leaving the songs running round your head for weeks after. There’s a good chance you have seen the band play as they’ve been busy over the past several years playing with the likes of Fugazi, Offspring, Vandals, Living End, Explosion, Stereophonics, Morphine, Jesus Lizard and Sum 41 amongst others.

 
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