Honeymoon Killers – Sing Sing (1984 – 1994) (2xCD, US)

January 1997 Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI 369
Disc 1:
01. Ubangi Stomp
02. What Thing?
03. Uum Boy, You’re My Baby
04. Lookin’ For Money
05. Gimme Some Money
06. Boogie Man Boogie
07. Oh Yeah!
08. Dazed And Confused
09. Crazy Daisy
10. Basket Case
11. Godzilla
12. Back Door Santa
13. Dolly w/a Dick
14. Puddin’ Cups
15. Too Much
16. Hard Life
17. Teenage Head
18. Just Don’t Know
19. The Hawaiian Boogie
20. Reflections On A Plane Trip Home

21. Who’s Drivin’ Your Plane?
22. Subway Rider Blues
23. Livin’ In A Basement
24. She’s Wrong
25. Laugh At Me
26. Devil Doll
27. Boogie Man Boogie Reprise

Disc 2:
01. Love My Life Away
02. World Gone Mad
03. What You Gonna Do
04. Milt’s The Man
05. Honey Do You Love Me

06. Stoned Again
07. Trampled Under Foot
08. One Fine Day
09. Who’s Drivin’ Your Plane?
10. Dead Again

11. Sound Of Flowers
12. Suppertime Blues
13. Trouble Comin’ Every Day
14. All The Time
15. Bringin’ Me Down
16. My Baby’s Alright
17. Thinkin’ Man’s Blues
18. Trouble Blues
19. Honey Doo Jam
20. Mad Woman Blues
21. Devil Jump
22. Jonestown Boogie
23. Quittin’ Time
24. Joe’s House

25. Kaw-Liga
26. Chicken Pickin’
27. Love Is All Around

28. Come On

VIEW:
NOTES:
Two disc compilation of tracks with sleeve notes and images charting the career of the Honeymoon Killers.

The highlighted tracks feature Judah Bauer, Russell Simins and Jon Spencer (see song credits for details of who is on what song).

Who’s Drivin’ Your Plane? was previously released on Live (7″, SPAIN), Mad Woman Blues Live (7″, SPAIN) / Hung Far Low, Devil Jump and Quittin’ Time both appeared on Hung Far Low.

SONG CREDITS:
Sequenced by Jerry Teel and William Weber at FUnhouse Studio
All songs mixed at the Funhouse by Jerry Teel, except as noted

1.1. Ubangi Stomp
Writer: Underwood
Recorded under the Butcher Shop, NYC
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Drums: Claire
Guitar: Michael
Run Time: 4:24

1.2. What Thing?
Writers: Teel/Wells
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar/Bongos: Jerry Teel
Bass: Lisa
Run Time: 0:49

1.3. Uum Boy, You’re My Baby
Writer: Bill Johnson
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Drums: Sally
Vocals: Lisa
Guitar: Jerry
Run Time: 1:03

1.4. Lookin’ For Money
Writer: A. Urban
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Vocals: Lisa
Vocals/Bass: Sally
Run Time: 2:01

1.5. Gimme Some Money
Writers: Guest/McKean/Shearer/Reiner
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Vocals/Bass: Sally
Run Time: 2:19

1.6. Boogie Man Boogie
Writers: Teel
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Guitar/Suitcase: Jerry

1.7. Oh Yeah!
Writers: Teel/Barry
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Trash Can: Sally
Run Time: 1:44

1.8. Dazed And Confused
Writer: Jimmy Page
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Bass: Sally
Drums: Lisa
Guitar: Jerry
Run Time: 3:38

1.9. Crazy Daisy
Writers: Teel/Barry
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Drums: Sally
Run Time: 2:22

1.10. Basket Case
Writers: Teel/Wells/Barry
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Drums: Sally
Run Time: 3:13

1.11. Godzilla
Writer: B. O’Cult Music
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Bass: Sally
Drums: Lisa
Guitar: Jerry
Run Time: 4:42

1.12. Back Door Santa
Writers: Clarence Carter/Marcus Daniel
Recorded/Mixed at CBGB, NYC
Engineered: Steve McAllister
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Guitar/Pots & Pans: Lisa
Bass/Pots & Pans: Sally
Run Time: 4:04

1.13. Dolly w/a Dick
Writers: Teel/Wells/Barry/Martinez
Recorded at Vital, NYC
Engineered: Jim Fourniadis
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Drums: Sally
Guitar: Cristina
Run Time: 2:47

1.14. Puddin’ Cups
Writer: Teel
Recorded at Fun City, NYC
Engineered: Wharton Tiers
Vocals/Guitar/Drums: Jerry
Run Time: 0:59

1.15. Too Much
Writers: Teel/Wells/Barry
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Drums: Sally
Run Time: 3:26

1.16. Hard Life
Writers: Teel/Wells/Barry
Recorded at Fun City, NYC
Engineered: Wharton Tiers
Vocals/Guitar/Harp: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Drums: Sally
Run Time: 3:00

1.17. Teenage Head
Writers: Loney/Jordan
Recorded at Fun City, NYC
Engineered: Wharton Tiers
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Run Time: 0:58

1.18. Just Don’t Know
Writers: MC5
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Dan
Drums: Hollis
Run Time: 2:52

1.19. The Hawaiian Boogie
Writers: Teel/Wells/Hall/Simins
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Marce
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 2:40

1.20. Reflections On A Plane Trip Home
Writers: Teel/Spencer/Bauer
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Bongos: Jerry
Guitar: Judah
Guitar: Jon
Run time: 3:51

1.21. Who’s Drivin’ Your Plane?
Writers: Jagger/Richards
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar/Harp/Drums: Jerry
Run Time: 3:23

1.22. Subway Rider Blues
Writers: Teel/Kroha
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Guitar: Dan
Popcorn: Lisa
Run Time: 2:14

1.23. Livin’ In A Basement
Writers: Teel/Wells/Simins
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar/Harp: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 2:00

1.24. She’s Wrong
Writer: Saxon
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Harp: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Jack
Piano: Sandra
Drums: Josh
Run Time: 2:23

1.25. Laugh At Me
Writer: Sonny Bono
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Harp: Jerry
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 2:48

1.26. Devil Doll
Writers: Teel/Wells/Barry
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Guitar: Lisa
Drums: Sally
Run Time: 3:21

1.27. Boogie Man Boogie Reprise
Writer: Teel
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Suitcase: Jerry
Run Time: 1:16

2.1. Love My Life Away
Writer: G. Pitney
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Run Time: 2:17

2.2. World Gone Mad
Writers: Teel/Wells/Queens
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Harp: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Drums: Hollis
Run Time: 2:13

2.3. What You Gonna Do
Writer: Trad
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Harp: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Marce
Drums: Hollis
Run Time: 1:24

2.4. Milt’s The Man
Writers: Teel/Bauer/Curtis
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Guitar: Jerry
Judah: Guitar
Drums: Josh
Run Time: 1:38

2.5. Honey Do You Love Me
Writers: Teel/Simins
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 1:12

2.6. Stoned Again
Writers: Teel/Martin
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Drums: Jerry
Guitar: Jack
Run Time: 1:31

2.7. Trampled Under Foot
Writers: J.P./Jones/Page/Plant
Recorded at Noise New York, NYC
Engineered: Kramer
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Jon
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 2:48

2.8. One Fine Day
Writers: Teel
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Jon
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 1:37

2.9. Who’s Drivin’ Your Plane?
Writers: Jagger/Richards
Recorded at Noise New York, NYC
Engineered: Kramer
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Jon
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 4:40

2.10. Dead Again
Writers: Simins/Wells/Bauer/Teel
Recorded at Klank, the Netherlands
Engineered: Gert-Jan
Vocals/Guitar: Russell
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Jerry
Drums: Judah
Run Time: 2:55

2.11. Sound Of Flowers
Writers: Teel/Martin
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Guitar/Piano/Drums: Jerry
Guitar: Jack
Run Time: 1:48

2.12. Suppertime Blues
Writers: Teel/Wells/Hall/Loose
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Marce
Drums: Billy
Run Time: 3:06

2.13. Trouble Comin’ Every Day
Writer: Zappa
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Harp: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Drums: Billy
Run Time: 3:07

2.14. All The Time
Writers: Teel/Curts
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Piano: Jerry
Guitar: Josh
Run Time: 1:28

2.15. Bringin’ Me Down
Writers: Teel/Curts
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Guitar/Drums: Josh
Run Time: 2:29

2.16. My Baby’s Alright
Writers: Tell/Wells/Bauer
Recorded at Klank, the Netherlands
Engineered: Gert-Jan
Vocals/Guitar/Drums: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Judah
Run Time: 1:59

2.17. Thinkin’ Man’s Blues
Writer: Teel
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Guitar: Jerry
Run time: 0:29

2.18. Trouble Blues
Writers: Teel/Wells/Simins
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Piano: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 4:50

2.19. Honey Doo Jam
Writers: Teel/Wells/Hall/Lee/Williams
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar/Harp: Jerry
Bass: lisa
Guitar: Marce
Guitar: Tony
Drums: Justin
Run Time: 2:57

2.20. Mad Woman Blues
Writers: Wells/Teel/Spencer/Simins
Recorded at Fun City, NYC
Engineered: Wharton Tiers
Mixed at Bair Tracks, NYC by Ed Bair and the Killers
Vocals: Lisa
Guitar: Jerry
Guitar: Jon
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 1:48

2.21. Devil Jump
Writers: Teel/Wells/Spencer/Simins
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Jon
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 2:20

2.22. Jonestown Boogie
Writers: Simins/Teel/Wells/Hoffman
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Russell
Drums: Judah
Tenor Sax: Kurt
Baritone Sax: John
Trumpet: Frank
Run Time: 3:02

2.23. Quittin’ Time
Writers: Spencer/Teel/Wells/Simins
Recorded at Fun City, NYC
Engineered: Wharton Tiers
Mixed at Bair Tracks, NYC by Ed Bair and the Killers
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar: Jon
Drums: Russell
Run TIme: 3:29

2.24. Joe’s House
Writers: Bauer/Teel
Recorded at Klank, the Netherlands
Engineered: Gert-Jan
Acoustic Guitar/Organ: Judah
Guitar: Jerry
Run Time: 1:37

2.25. Kaw-Liga
Writers: Williams/Rose
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar/Drum: Jerry
Viola: Lisa
Run Time: 2:38

2.26. Chicken Pickin’
Writers: Teel/Spencer/Simins
Recorded at the Funhouse, NYC
Guitar: Jerry
Guitar: Jon
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 0:33

2.27. Love Is All Around
Writer: Reg Presley
Recorded at Noise New York, NYC
Engineered: Kramer
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Bass: Lisa
Guitar/Harp: Marce
Drums: Russell
Run Time: 3:36

2.28. Come On
Writer: Teel
“recorded in our living room, kitchen or bathroom”
Vocals/Guitar: Jerry
Run Time: 3:02

SLEEVE NOTES:
“It all started in the summer of ’83 at the Holiday Cocktail Lounge, N.Y.C. it was a happenin’ spot back then. It got pretty packed. We got pretty loaded. I had only been in the city about a year. I came all the way from Alabama with my banjo on my knee and was damn happy to be here (in N.Y. and in the Holiday) and on one of those pretty packed and loaded nights I saw Lisa from across the room. I heard the music. It was scary. Soon we were on our Honeymoon. We moved into the 6th St. butcher shop with some friends. Lots of things were happening in the meat locker. Lots of people. Things were happening. We made moves and played guitars. On Sundays we had entertainment in the backyard. It was the Café Always. We had a plastic swimming pool with goldfish and lots of cool chairs. N.Y.C. streets are the best streets in the world to find chairs, and we found ‘em. We were sittin’ pretty –on top of the world, as it was known in those days. The Café never closed. We were rockin’ around the clock. Time passed.

Our goldfish died. What a sorrowful day. The water was slimy. We had a lovely funeral. Lisa sang the fish dirge. We all sang the blues. We dressed in black and made a beautiful movie. When the neighbours started throwing rocks, we rook the Care on the road. We had the Café Always at the A7 every Sunday and we’d play. Lisa sang and I played guitar and sang sometimes. We always played with different people (our friends). It was still just for fun. I bought a four-track reel-to-reel and we recorded our first record in the basement of the butcher shop, with Claire playing drums and Michael playing guitar. We didn’t really know what we were doing, but it was fun and we did it. Time Passed.

The butcher shop got too scary. We had to leave. We tried to do some serious recording at CBGB after the last band loaded out. That means 4.00 a.m. We Started with straight coffee, but before we saw the light of day we were adding more to our cups than sugar and cream. Sally played drums. We all got smashed. Time passed.

We still didn’t know what we were doing, but we kept doing it. We tried to do more serious recording in real studios. It wasn’t real enough. We bought a van and did some touring in the U.S. That was too real. We made some more records with Sally on drums. We found a storefront with black walls and dayglo polkadots and started rehearsing there. It became the Funhouse. Just like the good old days at the butcher shop and the Café Always, we were rockin’ and rollin’ ‘rill the break of day. Friends dropped in. The boogie was excellent. We made a record and did a tour with Cristina on guitar. Time passed.

The Killers made more power-trio records with Sally still on drums. We did some more touring and Sally quit. We still played with friends and of course still recorded. Lisa played drums. I played the bongos. We got out the pots and pans. The boogie never stopped. Lots of cool jams with cool people and drummers and then we started playin’ with Russell a lot. Sometimes Judah would drop in and out. That was cool. Jon was between projects and started dropping by and doing his sideman guitar thing. We made a record and did some shows with Jon. Peter and Kelly got married and we put together a set of love songs (nothing but love songs) with Jon playing on half of the songs and Marce on the other half. We played at the wedding and recorded the songs. Then we did some touring and recording with Judah on guitar. That was our last tour. It was quittin’ time for Russell, so once more we got out the pots and the pans. Lisa played the drums and I played the bongos. Time passed.

What I tried to do with this record was put something together that represents the real thing of what and who we were for 10 years and you can’t do that stuff from a studio. Studio time was only a moment in time and not always a good one. We were looking for a good time. When we were out of the studio mind/head set-that’s when it was good and that’s when it was real. This is as real as it gets. A lot of these songs were recorded in the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom. Some are from rehearsals and some were only played once. All we wanted was to have some fun, and we did. Thanks to all our friends and fans for making it happen.

Love Ya, Jerry”

“LGJSAYTHANX2KRK”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Booklet Photos: Michael Lavine/Joan Carney/Jens Jurgensen/Dan Kroha/Vince Muel
Fron/Back Cover Photos: Sue Brisk
Posters: Jerry Teel
Comic: John Terhorst
Design: Jerry Teel

BARCODE: [no barcode on artwork]

MATRIX:
DISC 1: “RB03274-369-2A RAINBO : IFPI L152”
DISC 2: “RB03274-369-2B RAINBO : IFPI L152”

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