Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Wanktones: Live at the Fontana Bowlarama

Here's a kick butt rawkin' CD from my collection.

Featuring Mark Noone of D.C.'s Slickee Boys. "They just about put any other rockabilly band to shame." The Wanktones 'Live At Fontana Bowlarama' is excellent American Rockabilly from a great 4-piece who rock like crazy. Their music is fast 'n' rockin', featuring some mean twangy guitar licks and great vocals.

This is a fine demonstration of this band's broad range of talent. While keeping it light and lots of fun, the Wanktones move from stone-cold rockabilly into hardcore C&W without missing a beat. A great performance from this wild foursome, they also do a wonderful version of the Irish classic "Danny Boy." With some Bob Wills and some Buck Owens thrown in for good measure, the Wanktones prove they are one of the hottest live acts around. With the authentic sounds of real bowlers in the background, there is something seriously authentic about this band and this recording. While a studio project can be manipulated and made to sound great, the real test of a performer's mettle is the live performance, and the Wanktones pass with flying colors. ~ Jana Pendragon, All Music Guide

Finally, the legendary Wanktones can be heard on CD. Ersel Wank, Del Marva, Moe Sloe and Hooter McFeeley careen recklessly down the highway on this one. 14 tracks, including "Hoy Hoy", "Little Pig", "Cotton Pickin' Rocker", "Danny Boy" and a bunch of other classics. The pins were crashing and the beer glasses clankin' on this one.

1. Intro
2. Down the Line
3. Rocket
4. Cotton Pickin' Rocker
5. Little Pig
6. Danny Boy
7. My Baby's Gone
8. My Yearning Burning Heart
9. Take Me Back to Tulsa
10. I'm Walking the Floor over You
11. Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
12. Snap You Fingers
13. Devil With the Devil
14. Hello Trouble
15. Hoy Hoy

30MB, WMA VBR, 37 Minutes, CD Rip


Anonymous said...

I love this disc. I bought the Wanktones studio album years ago and never realized they were the Slickee Boys' alter ego. Recording in a bowling alley gives this record just the right touch of absurdism.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks for your's always appreciated!

It's Uncle Jim said...

Unfortunately, this CD wasn't really recorded at the Fontana Bowlarama ... the bowling noises are overdubbed! This was confirmed by the Run Wild label owner, Mike Lynam.

Joyous said...

oh, no, Uncle Jim... you just bust my bubble. i was so excited at the thought of them playing and recording at this significant piece of my history as a young teen girl...

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