Release Date: June 18th, 2012
“Monkeys With Guns”
Available as: CD, Limited Edition CD Digipak, LP, Digital Download
THE BONES are back in the ring with another swing!
Is it really already five years ago since Sweden’s finest Punk’n’Roll outfit took over our
stereos with Burnout Boulevard? Apparently it is, but the good news is: the wait is over.
On Monkeys With Guns, the fifth studio album in their enduring career, THE BONES are
back blazing with 15 (17 on the Limited Edition and LP) blistering, hard hitting new tracks
of perfect Punk’n’Roll marriage material made in hell.
In our case, hell is a lovely little harbour-town called Karlskrona in the Southwest of
Sweden. That’s where it all started out for THE BONES back in 1993. Back then
singer/guitarist Beef Bonanza, along with his brother Spooky Fred and bassist Dollar Ace,
were working on their first demos, which already included soon-to-be-classics like ‘I Met
Elvis At The Nudybar’ and ‘Monsters Prefer Blondes’. When singer/guitar-slinger Marcus
Boner Petersson entered the picture in 1996 things began to speed up. Sharing a mutual
love for high energetic punk and rock music in the vein of The Ramones and Motörhead and
50s and 60s rock’n’roll, THE BONES were always influenced by the melodic qualities of
bands such as The Bay City Rollers and The Barracudas as well. After self-releasing The
Horrorway EP in 1997 german punk rock label I Used To Fuck People Like You In Prison
Records caught an eye on the ear-catching qualities of THE BONES. Following two more
EPs, Rock n’ Roll Race and Six Feet Down, Two Fingers Up the swedes finally released
their adeptly titled debut album Screwed, Blued & Tattooed in 2000 to critical acclaim.
The sonic equivalent of Elvis, Johnny Cash, The Ramones and Social Distortion jammed in
the backseat of a cadillac watching Grease at a seedy Drive In, took Punks, Rockers and
even Metalheads by storm. The next album Bigger Than Jesus followed the success of its
predecessor and THE BONES reputation as a a killer live act began to grow instantly.
Sharing the stage with bands and friends like Motörhead, Cockney Rejects or Die Toten
Hosen, THE BONES had made it from the local swedish youth clubs to the top of europe’s
club- and festvial circuit, building up a strong following of like-minded rock’n’roll party
animals. By 2004 Dollar Ace had left the band and long-time friend Andi Nero premiered
his bass-playing skills for the first time on the follow-up album Straight Flush Ghetto.
2007 saw the release of Burnout Boulevard, yet another album that showed no sign of
THE BONES having lost just an ounce of their gritty integrity and energy. After more than
seven years of travelling, playing and recording THE BONES decided to take things a bit
slower. With their first live-DVD Berlin Burnout, recorded at Berlin’s famous punk venue
SO36 in 2008, the band still managed to throw their fans the figurative bone, before
returning to the studio.
It’s 2012 and the wait is over. „Monkeys With Guns“ marks THE BONES’ return to form in a
new decade. Having teamed up with producer Magnus „Mankan“ Sedenberg, the guy that
can be held sonically responsible for his great work on the first three Bones’ albums, the
band is now ready to rock and roll again.
“Well, it was great hitting the studio with producer Mankan again…We had some
expectations about the sound and we got it!”, says Beef,” We puzzled our schedules
together best way possible and BANG!!! The new songs are still in the shape of THE BONES
which means dirty punk rock´n´roll but still sing-a-long. And now we´re looking forward to
the release of the album and to meet the fans and supporters.”
From the classic tongue-in-cheek track ‘Bones City Rollers’ to the anthemic, Hanoi Rocks-
influenced ‘Concrete Cowboys’ to the high roller Motörhead-anthics of ‘State Of
Rock’n’Roll’; from ‘Cemetry Sue’ covering the twangy surf turf to the Ramones-nod of
‘Hooligan Bop’ and the pelvis-shaking Presley-hommage of ‘This Hound Dog Rocks’ – THE
BONES deliver nothing less but the essence of their game: Punk’n’Roll with attitude and
hooks as big as King Kong with an Uzi at the top of the Empire State.
So grab yourself another beer, put your favourite rockabella on your lap and crank up the
stereo with „Monkeys With Guns“. It’s time to rock. And roll THE BONES….
THE BONES – “Monkeys With Guns”
1 Bones City Rollers (2:46)
2 Shooting Blanks (2:13)
3 Concrete Cowboys (2:46)
4 Smile Of The Cobra (2:22)
5 State Of Rock `N`Roll (2:30)
6 Dead Heart Beats (2:53)
7 Cemetery Sue (2:16)
8 Die Like A Man (2:33)
9 Burnout Boulevard (2:02)
10 Wendy (2:46)
11 One Louder (2:09)
12 Straight To Crashville (2:25)
13 The Hooligan Bop (1:48)
14 Mr. Bartender (2:14)
15 This Hound Dog Rocks (2:19)
Limited Edition Bonus Tracks:
I Feel Like Shit (1:51)
Stitch Me Up (2:22)
Spooky – drums, backup vocals, percussion
Andi – bass, lead & backup vocals, percussion
Boner – lead guitar, lead & backup vocals
Beef – guitars, lead & backup vocals, percussion
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