|7 July 2008*||Bang Records||BANG-LP33|
02. Bobby Chen
03. Ghost of Bob Ross
04. Decatur Street Blues
|180g LP in gatefold sleeve limited to 500 hand-numbered copies with printed inner-sleeve, also available as a DigiPak CD.
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:
And guest players:
|Lyrics: Ron Ward
Music: Ron Ward/Norman Westberg/Bob Bert/Patrick Holmes/George Porfiris
Jack Martin on Fingered, Decatur St. and Whiskey Filled Lips
All Songs (c) 2008 “Alive. He Said” music BMI
Recorded: Matt Verta Ray at NY Hed Studios
Vocals/Percussion/Harp: Ron Ward
Sax/Keyboards: James Chance
|“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.”|
Cover Design/Original Art: Mary Hattman and Ron
Photos: Jennifer Tull Westberg and Five Dollar Priest
Layout/Graphics: Steven Fujita
BARCODE: 8 435008 889340
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