Five Dollar Priest (CD, SPAIN)

7 July 2008 Bang Records BANG-CD33
01. Fingered
02. Bobby Chen
03. Ghost of Bob Ross
04. Decatur Street Blues
05. Whiskey Filled Lips
06. Conway Twitty’s Bag
07. Mao Tse Tongue
08. Cunty Lou
09. Whiskey Filled Lips (Reprise)
Five Dollar Priest (CD, SPAIN) - Cover
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CD in DigiPak, also available as a 180g LP in gatefold sleeve limited to 500 copies.

Features guest appearances by Jon Spencer (on Cunty Lou playing Theremin), Matt Verta-Ray (who also recorded and co-mixed the album), Cristina Martinez and James Chance.

Ron Ward is in Speedball Baby with Matt Verta-Ray (also of Heavy Trash) whose album The Blackout featured appearances by Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Cristina Martinez whereas only Judah appeared on Uptight.

*According to the Bang Records website this was released on 13th May but the UK and US release dates are given as 7th and 8th of July. As the CD was manufactured in Spain on the 14th April it seems entirely likely that it was available in May.

INFO FROM WEBSITE:

“After signing JERRY TEEL & THE BIG CITY STOMPERS (to be released March 2008), BANG! Rcds. continues the NYC adventure and has got into an agreement with FIVE DOLLAR PRIEST.

FIVE DOLLAR PRIEST sounds like a trip on acid of NYC blues crossed with Pere Ubu and the angriest Birthday Party (as if it helped to get an idea of what it sounds like…).

This new band is formed by members coming from bands like Speedball Baby, Swans, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks etc. (not bad, uh?).

Check this band:
Ron Ward (SPEEDBALL BABY)
Norman Westberg (SWANS)
George Porfiris (HEROINE SHEIKS)
Bob Bert (CHROME CRANKS, KNOXVILLE GIRLS, PUSSY GALORE, SONIC YOUTH)
Patrick Holmes, twisted clarinet player.

And guest players:
James Chance (CONTORTIONS)
Matt Verta-Ray (SPEEDBALL BABY, HEAVY TRASH)
Jon Spencer (PUSSY GALORE, BLUES EXPLOSION, HONEYMOON KILLERS, HEAVY TRASH)
Jack Martin (KNOXVILLE GIRLS)
Cristina Martinez (BOSS HOG, HONEYMOON KILLERS)”

SONG CREDITS:
Lyrics: Ron Ward
Music: Ron Ward/Norman Westberg/Bob Bert/Patrick Holmes/George Porfiris

Jack Martin on Fingered, Decatur St. and Whiskey Filled Lips
Additional music by Plough

All Songs (c) 2008 “Alive. He Said” music BMI

Recorded: Matt Verta Ray at NY Hed Studios
Mixed: Ron Ward and Matt Verta Ray
Produced: Ron Ward and Five Dollar Priest

Vocals/Percussion/Harp: Ron Ward
Guitars/Noise: Norman Westburg
Drums/Percussion: Bob Bert
Clarinet/Squeals/Etc.: Patrick Holmes
Bass Guitar/Backing
Vocals: George Porfiris

Additional Players:

Sax/Keyboards: James Chance
Backing Vocals: Christina Campanella
Guitar: Jack Martin
Slide Guitar: Matt Verta-Ray
Theremin: Jon Spencer
Stand-Up Bass: Eric Eble

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Special thanks to: Mary Hattman, Matt Verta Ray, Jon Spencer, Christina Martinez, Christina Campanella, Jennifer Tull Westberg, Linda Wolfe, Steven Fujita, Andrew Pacella, Charles Hattman, Ivan Julian, Joe Frivaldi, Happy Jack Martin, Eric Eble, Sean M, Miss Valerie and friends from France, Melissa Scano, David Disco Scano, Paulina Maivares Brown, Gogol Bordello, Mudhoney, Woman, Gorka, Juan Mari, Bang! Records, Jonathan Toubin, Ant, Stu Spasm, Larry Hardy and In The Red Records.”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Cover Design/Original Art: Mary Hattman and Ron
Photos: Jennifer Tull Westberg and Five Dollar Priest
Layout/Graphics: Steven Fujita

BARCODE: 8 435008 889333

MATRIX: “SER 436 www.MPO.es 17-4-08/01 07016323 @”

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