The Bonedaddys

The Bonedaddys

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Lead by percussionist Mike Tempo THE BONEDADDYS serve up a wild party mix of songs from Los Angeles. It's an Americana amalgam synthesizing Funk, Soul,Reggae R&B, New Orleans and Rock & Roll rhythms with great vocals. The bottom line is always a fun,soulful and danceable ambiance.

Biography

The Bonedaddys are L.A.’s original “Worldbeatniks” (since 1985) and one of the very first American bands to be described as Worldbeat. Well known for their live shows, The Bonedaddys now present their 6th album, “waterslide.” The Bonedaddys songs feature soulful vocals and a twin guitar attack with saxophone propelled by bass, drums and percussion. The 13 grooves on “waterslide” are a merry-go-round of styles and range from funk, rock, blues mambo, soca, Latin, R&B, psycho-billy two-step and rock-steady to an afro-surf twang meets spaghetti-western instrumental. “waterslide” is a gumbo stirred up in light refracted through a prism called Los Angeles, California, USA.
The songs are designed to move butts
of all persuasions.

Lyrics

Description of songs:"waterslide"

Written By: The Bonedaddys

: Song descriptions from the album “waterslide”

1. Waterslide- An upbeat, Latin “Fun in the sun” type tune con Espanol. Rich instrumentation with horns and harmony vocals and whimsical lyrics. With Spanish “coros” in bridge and outro.

2. Makin’ Roux- Stripped-down New Orleans style funk that employs the metaphor of cooking roux (the base sauce of Creole cooking) for making love.

3. Some People- A laid-back gospel-soul blues mambo tune looking at the “haves” from a “have nots” point of view; complete with an ironic lyrical twist at the end.

4. Blame It On The Moon- Swampy, percussion heavy second-line influenced groove with vocal description of why and how easy it is to be “bad” in the Big Easy.

5. Heartbreaker- A Girl Song: Jangle-y guitars over a snaky rhythm bed with big vocal harmonies and horns on the chorus. Features a shared solo section with baritone sax and acoustic guitar and psychedelic outro with screaming guitars and hand drum.

6. Oughta Give It Away- A rocking ode to Persuasion featuring a solid back beat and big chorus hook.

7. Never Say Goodbye- Uptempo soul music groove with lyrics that play with opposites. “I’ll never say ‘goodbye’ without saying ‘hello.’” Catchy chorus.

8. Trampoline- Jaw harp, washboard, banjo and harmonica introduce this raging two-step country stomp about a girl with “One choice in Life, not covered in doubt.” With back to back guitar solos leading into a harmonica breakdown.

9. Reverend Singer- Rocksteady/reggae beat with tight group vocals and short dub section toward the end. Instructive in how to get the cloistered girl.

10. Vitamin D- This song expresses an optimistic view of life in spite of troubles. It lopes along with a bright and sun shiny English Beat-style rhythm and rock guitars.

11. Louisville Flame- Racehorse references abound in this song about the one who got away- “Out of the gate with blinders on.” Back to back guitar solos with a timbale breakdown.

12. Hula Girl (Dancing On My Dash)- A funny red-neck anthem and hillbilly love song to a dashboard muse.

13. Continental Drift- (Instrumental)- Afro-surf rhythm with loads of percussion and King Sunny Ade-flavored slide work that conjures up visions of sand and sea, desert and jungle, moving land masses and floating sax and guitar lines skywriting cryptic messages in the clouds.

Discography

A-Koo-De-A! & Worldbeatniks on Chameleon
To Jam Is Human, To Gig Divine (produced by Dave Wakeling) on Voss Records
Jungle/Jungle on Bone Doggie Records
Garage Sale on ComboTempo Records
Just out: waterslide on ComboTempo Records

Set List

: Song descriptions from the album “waterslide”

1. Waterslide- An upbeat, Latin “Fun in the sun” type tune con Espanol. Rich instrumentation with horns and harmony vocals and whimsical lyrics. With Spanish “coros” in bridge and outro.

2. Makin’ Roux- Stripped-down New Orleans style funk that employs the metaphor of cooking roux (the base sauce of Creole cooking) for making love.

3. Some People- A laid-back gospel-soul blues mambo tune looking at the “haves” from a “have nots” point of view; complete with an ironic lyrical twist at the end.

4. Blame It On The Moon- Swampy, percussion heavy second-line influenced groove with vocal description of why and how easy it is to be “bad” in the Big Easy.

5. Heartbreaker- A Girl Song: Jangle-y guitars over a snaky rhythm bed with big vocal harmonies and horns on the chorus. Features a shared solo section with baritone sax and acoustic guitar and psychedelic outro with screaming guitars and hand drum.

6. Oughta Give It Away-