Battered Bones

by Big John Bates: Noirchestra

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    “Battered Bones” is a wonderful mix of roots rock, Americana, blues and an invigorating syringe of Rock’n'Roll. Songs like Wide Open Blues, the purely instrumental Battered Bones, Circadian Rhythm and Glossilalia have a delicious sound, like whiskey rinsing out a dusty throat on an abandoned highway. Although in the USA alcohol is frowned upon in the car, a set of wheels is essential to enjoy this album in all its glory. In a sense it is the soundtrack for the road to the horizon.
    This new path of Big John Bates is a joint vision between him and upright bassist Brandy Bones. Adding distorted guitars to the dark-colored roots sound completes this cinematic head-trip to remote corners of the American West, to abandoned dives and tiny graveyards along the way. The only drawback of this fascinating disc is that it ends too soon. ... more
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    Limited Edition on 12" Black or Orange Vinyl - complete lyrics and credits inside with a brilliant & lush sound. Plus a vinyl-only bonus track - all produced by Robert Ferbrache (16 Horsepower, Woven Hand, Slim Cessna). It has the sweeping intensity and dark feel that comes from the depths of Denver's Absinthe Studios.

    Also available online from Alternative Tentacles (USA) and Rookie Records (DE) and Glitterhouse Records (EU/UK).

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    German Import - gatefold CD with great graphics, full lyrics - very cool stuff from Rookie Records in Cologne. A bit more spendy than the usual CD but it's totally worth it. Even has a unique bonus track on there ...

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Recorded in Nashville with Legendary Shack Shaker's bassist Mark Robertson and Vancouver with Pure guitarist Todd Simko the album was mixed and mastered by Slim Cessna's Robert Ferbrache. It is a dark, powerful comment on Americana and features vocals from both Brandy Bones and John.

And it includes the Hora Morior filmed video for Taste The Barrel - frontier surgery gone wrong and another love lost in the old west ...

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released September 14, 2012

Upright Bass, Cello & Voice by Brandy Bones
Guitars, Dobros & Voice by Big John Bates
Percussion by Timothy Hagberg
Additional Percussion by JT Massacre

Mixed and Mastered by Robert Ferbrache
Recorded and Produced by Todd Simko

Piano & Accordion: Glen "Cobra" Wilson
Background Vocals: Robert Newcombe
Other instruments: Todd Simko

Front Cover: Corey Urlacher
Back Cover: Corey Urlacher & Kat Houseman
Art: Brandy Bones
Inside Photos: Voodoo Bill & Chet Smith

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Big John Bates: Noirchestra Vancouver, British Columbia

Big John Bates is a musician long known for reinvention and his Noirchestra nails that with 2019’s “Skinners Cage”. The new LP uses elements from the Americana noir of 2015’s “From the Bestiary” and the rustic punk of 2012’s “Battered Bones”. On “Skinners Cage” the Noirchestra truly earns its devilish name. ... more

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