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MP3 The Weaszels - Whack!

A quintessential combination of 60''s survivors armed with 90''s technology.

20 MP3 Songs in this album (76:56) !
Related styles: Rock: American Underground, Metal/Punk: Garage Punk, Mood: Fun

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The Weaszels are prophets of 3rd wave rock, a quintessential combination of sixties survivors armed with nineties technology. Zealots of the garge band mentality whose creative parameters are governed by the rationale-why not? No refrain too rude, no topic too provocative, from jazzercized autoerotics to the not so vague realities of confronting suicide on life''s front lines. The Weaszels know what it''s like because they''ve been there. True believers in the power of rock...pure, sublime and simple. Their prime directive is TO HAVE FUN AND BOLDLY GO WHERE NO WEASZEL HAS GONE BEFORE!

“WHACK!” presents as a digitally downloadable collection of 20 select studio recordings by the Baltimore area band, The Weaszels, from 1979 through 1999. This legendary garage rock outfit was founded in the late 60’s by lead singer/rhythm guitarist, Birnie, who over the following quarter century and beyond, surrounded himself and served as a lynchpin for the band’s unique sound with a rotating team of singers and musicians (of various levels of commitment and competence); and it is rumored the band may still perform occasionally in some truncated form even to this day.

The team saw to it that during this 20 year epoch, many of the band’s compositions were recorded, preserved here for posterity AND serve in part as a tribute to those Weaszels who have passed into eternity (bassists Paul Maisel and Rick Levine, AKA Ric Lately and most recently, “I’m Still Wild!” guest lead guitarist Kraig Krixer). “WHACK!” performances and recordings are credited as follows:

Remastered and assembled in December 7, 2010 by engineer Bill Pratt, Vincent Tuminello and Jay Graboski at The Bratt Studio, Woodlawn, MD. “Meerkat Lookout” illustration by Connell Byrne.

1. "I’m Still Wild!” (4:05) (1979) (Ken Birnie), recorded in Studio B, Sheffield Recordings, Ltd. 1978 and released on “The Best of Baltimore’s Buried” 12” LP (Balto-Weird Records, 1979) Birnie Birnie: idiot rhythm and vocal; Texas John Huxton: guitar and motivation; Fritz von Krizler: attack guitar; Jeff Chaney: drums with Sister Mary Perfunctory: panther organ and cyclone synthesizer; Steve “The Hulk” Richards: bass guitar and the Luftwaffen Chorus
2. “Crack in the World” (3:15) (1996) (Birnie/Lately/Wulforst), recorded by Steve Carr at Hit & Run Recording, Rockville, MD. Birnie: vocals; Wayne Rosenbaum: drums; Fran Schnur: backing vocals; Rick Levine: bass & backing vocals; Mike Kearney and Jay Graboski: guitars
3. “Jog Above Glades” (3:38) (1997) (Rick Levine), recorded by Steve Carr at Hit & Run Recording lead vocals, keyboards & bass: Rick Levine; backing vocals: Greg “Crazy Ed” Whitehair; drums: Vince Tuminello & Wayne Rosenbaum; guitars: Mike Kearney & Jay Graboski
4. “Out of the Way” (4:38) (1999) (Jay Graboski), recorded by S.I.R.A. students in January 1999 at Sheffield Recordings, Ltd. (never-before-released) bass guitar/vocals: Greg Whitehair; drums: Vince Tuminello; slide guitar: Mike Kearney; vocals, guitars and guitar synthesizer: Jay Graboski, congas: Michael Kane
5. “Whack!” (2:41) (1990) (Graboski/Lately), recorded by Bill Pratt at The Bratt Studio, Woodlawn, MD. keyboards: Bill Pratt; bass: Rick Levine; guitars: Jay Graboski & Mike Kearney; drums: Jerry Siegel
6. “Hurricane Patty” (3:00) (1991) (Foxx/Lately), recorded by Steve Carr at Hit & Run Recording, Rockville, MD. bass/lead vocals: Rick Levine; guitars: Mike Kearney & Jay Graboski; backing vocals: Ken Birnie; drums: Jerry Siegel
7. “As Good As It Gets” (3:49) (1991) (Birnie/Graboski), recorded by Bill Pratt at The Bratt Studio, Woodlawn, MD. lead vocals: Birnie; bass: Rick Levine; guitars: Jay Graboski & Michael Kearney; drums: Jerry Siegel; backing vocals: Bob Cushner & Sunny Schnitzer
8. “Danger & Play” (3:48) (1996) (Jay Graboski), recorded by Steve Carr at Hit & Run Recording, Rockville, MD. lead vocals: Ken Birnie; bass guitar: Rick Levine; guitar & backing vocals: Jay Graboski; guitar: MiKe Kearney; drums: Wayne Rosenbaum
9. Your Luck Is Awake (3:51) (1996) (Jay Graboski), recorded by Steve Carr (as above), Lead vocals: Fran Schnur; bass: Rick Levine; drums: Wayne Rosenbaum; “leslie” guitar & backing vocals: Jay Graboski; additional guitar: Michael Kearney
10. “Hard To Be Lonely” (3:17) (1996) (Rick Levine) recorded by Steve Carr (as above), bass/lead vocals: Rick Levine; vocals/piano: Fran Schnur; guitars: Mike Kearney & Jay Graboski; drums: Wayne Rosenbaum
11. “Fool For Your Love” (4:04) (1989) (Foxx/Lately/Graboski) recorded by Bill Pratt at The Bratt Studio, Woodlawn, MD. lead vocals: Ken Birnie; bass guitar: Rick Levine; guitars: Jay Graboski & Mike Kearney; drums: Jerry Siegel; sax: Bill Janssen; backing vocals: Angela Lazarony & Grace Hearn
12. “Derailed” (5:52) (1996) (Rick Levine) recorded by Steve Carr at Hit & Run Recording, Rockville, MD. bass/lead vocals/keyboards: Rick Levine; backing vocals: Fran Schnur; drums: Wayne Rosenbaum; guitars: Mike Kearney & Jay Graboski
13. “Plunge” (3:21) (1996) (Jay Graboski) recoded by Steve Carr (as above), guitars/mandolin/lead vocal: Jay Graboski; guitar: Mike Kearney; bass guitar: Rick Levine; drums: Wayne Rosenbaum; backing vocals: Bob Cushner
14. “All Because of You” (3:24) (1996) (Foxx/Lately) recorded by Steve Carr (as above), lead vocals: Birnie; bass guitar/backing vocals: Rick Levine; backing vocals: Fran Schnur; guitars: Mike Kearney & Jay Graboski; drums: Wayne Rosenbaum
15. “Safe” (4:24) (Rick Levine) (1996) recorded by Steve Carr (as above), bass guitar/lead vocals: Rick Levine; backing vocals: Fran Schnur & Ken Birnie; drums: Wayne Rosenbaum; guitar: Mike Kearney; guitar/mandolin: Jay Graboski
16. “Vague” (3:46) (J. Graboski/A. Rickey) (1985) recorded by Bill Pratt at The Bratt Studio, Woodlawn, MD. dialogue: Allan Rickey; drums: Jerry Siegel; lead vocals: Ken Birnie; guitars & backing vocals: Jay Graboski; bass guitar: Rick Levine; keyboards: Bill Pratt
17. “Everything, Everywhere, All the Time” (3:27) (Birnie/Graboski/Lately) (1986) recorded by Bill Pratt (as above), lead vocals: Birnie; guitars: Jay Graboski; bass: Rick Levine; backing vocals: Grace Hearn; drums: Jerry Siegel
18. “Big Trouble” (3:28) (Foxx/Lately) (1987) recorded by Bill Pratt (as above), lead vocals: Rick Lately & Ken Birnie; drums: Jerry Siegel; guitars: Mike Kearney & Jay Graboski; backing vocals: Sunny Schnitzer & Bob Cushner
19. “Video Vixen” (3:56) (Birnie/Graboski/Lately) (1996) recorded by Steve Carr at Hit & Run Recording, Rockville, MD. lead vocals: Birnie; backing vocals: Fran Schnur & Rick Levine; drums: Wayne Rosenbaum; bass: Rick Levine; guitars: Mike Kearney & Jay Graboski
20. “Power and the Glory” (5:35) (Birnie/Lately) (1983) recorded by Bill Pratt at The Bratt Studio, Woodlawn, MD. lead vocals: Birnie; backing vocals and bass guitar: Rick Levine; guitars: Jay Graboski; drums Jerry Siegel.


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