Daddy Wants a Cold Beer and Other Million Sellers

Daddy Wants a Cold Beer and Other Million Sellers

by The A-BonesThe A-Bones


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As a fan, I always figured that the A-Bones weren't trying to sound crude, sloppy and incoherent when they made records -- it was just their good fortune that they turned out that way. A band well versed in the secret history of rock & roll that Rolling Stone isn't about to teach you, the A-Bones had the wisdom to realize that the Trashmen, Benny Joy and the Flamin' Groovies had a lot more to do with the fine art of Bringin' the Rock than, say, Eric Clapton, and they knew that healthy portions of noise, attitude and cold beer would only help them make the mighty sound. It's also worth noting that when they backed other folks (such as Johnny Powers or Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell), they could be a tight and rowdy rhythm section; it was when they were left to their own devices that they became the Kings (and Queen) of the Keg Party That Transcended All Boundaries, letting loose an unholy wail resembling a year's worth of Saturday nights. Daddy Wants a Cold Beer and Other Million Sellers is the A-Bones' 20th Anniversary "Tribute to Themselves," and hey, who better deserves the honor? Collecting two CD's worth of single sides, compilation tracks, live tapes and unreleased tunes (one of which is an actual new recording, with the's chiming in with backing vocals), Daddy Wants a Cold Beer features collaborations with such legendary artists as the abovementioned Powers and Grayzell, Timothy Carey, Roy Loney and the Great Gaylord (who, judging from "Squat With Me Baby" may be the finest bad singer of all time), along with enough frantic guitar bashing, sax wailing and percussion abuse to inspire dozens of noise complaints from your neighbors. The A-Bones were one band who knew how to have a good time, and while there are a whole lot of laughs on this set, this band was never a joke -- they just knew that rock & roll with no sense of humor had no business calling itself that, and the A-Bones earned the right to call themselves a rock & roll band with heart, soul and guts every time they took the stand. Big fun, with hilarious liner notes and plenty of cool pictures rounding out the definitive A-Bones package.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/04/2005
Label: Norton
UPC: 0731253031021
catalogNumber: 310
Rank: 64093

Album Credits

Performance Credits

A-Bones   Primary Artist
Scott McCaughey   Organ,Piano
Billy Miller   Saxophone,Vocals
Joe Terry   Piano's   Background Vocals
Bruce Bennett   Guitar,Background Vocals
Peter Holsapple   Piano
Dexter Romweber   Piano
Lance Kaufman   Piano
Dave Amels   Organ
Miriam Linna   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lars Espensen   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Marcus "The Carcass" Natale   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

A-Bones   Producer
John Cale   Composer
Lou Reed   Composer
Doug Sahm   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Larry Williams   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Sky Saxon   Composer
Billy Miller   Liner Notes
Rudy Grayzell   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Gene Dunlap   Composer
Frank Zappa   Composer
Wally Holmes   Composer
Cyril Jordan   Composer
Mark Lindsay   Composer
Roy Loney   Composer
Sterling Morrison   Composer
Reg Presley   Composer
Gerry Roslie   Composer
Moe Tucker   Composer
R. Jackson   Composer
Sharpe   Composer
Joel Turnero   Composer
Lars Espensen   Composer
Paul Revere   Composer
Sid Herring   Composer

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