Posts Tagged ‘X’

Bonebrake Syncopators – Playboy’s Theme

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Hugh Hefner, who passed away this past week at the age of 91, made his first foray into television in 1959, debuting “Playboy’s Penthouse.” Filmed in Chicago, the informal variety show was set in a “house party” atmosphere. Hef needed to set the tone for this jazzy affair, so he went to his pal Cy Coleman and tapped him to write a theme song for the show. “Playboy’s Theme” would go on to become one of the generation’s defining instrumentals and has gone on to define “bachelor pad cool.”

Hefner left an immeasurable impact on American society in a multitude of areas. He was a visionary of the sexual revolution but also the social changes that roiled the 1960s. The show was the first national program where whites and blacks sat down together and partied as equals. Hef featured guests like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Marvin Gaye, and James Brown in the 1960s to great societal backlash but he never backed down (for perspective, MTV had to be pressured to air vids featuring black artists in the 1980s).

“I think Hefner helped build the audience for a different attitude about civil rights” – Mike Wallace.

This week’s version of this cocktail classic is from none other than DJ Bonebrake of legendary Los Angeles punk rock band, X!

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Contact & Licensing info:

“Playboy’s Theme” was written by Cy Coleman. Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Notable Music Co.

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Skating Polly – Hail Mary

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This week’s top tune was the first song the band along with Louise Post & Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt wrote for their brilliant new ep New Trick. NPR calls their horror-chic video ‘vaguely haunted, quite uncanny and good, creepy fun’. The band says the tune is “about being addicted to poisonous people. We wanted the one of the video to be somewhat serious, but not self-serious”.

It’s been said, and we whole-heartedly agree, that what the world needs now is another great rock and roll band.
Step sisters Kelli, Peyton, and brother Kurtis, are composers and they are performers, this is true. But perhaps most importantly, they are cultural reflections unto not only themselves, but to society. The members of the band have been pursuing their private destinies within the confines of the pop music jungle. As is so rarely the case, the whole of Skating Polly is much greater than the sum of its parts and the newly formed amalgam threatens to undermine the foundations of the rock power elite. Godspeed young Polly, godspeed.

Fresh off a triumphant UK tour supporting Kate Nash, the Polly return to the States supporting punk legends X’s 40th Anniversary Tour starting Sept 6th in Las Vegas including a slot at Chicago’s Riot Fest 2017 on Sept 15th!

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Contact & Licensing:
“Hail Mary” was written by Kelli Mayo, Peyton Bighorse, Louise Post, and Nina Gordon. Skating Polly is published by Go Polly Girl Songs (ASCAP) and Melting By 40 Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com.
Louise Post and Nina Gordon are published by Big Deal Notes/Are You There God It’s Me Music (ASCAP). Administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music LLC.
Master controlled by El Camino Media.

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Skating Polly – Louder In Outer Space

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Can you hear that harmony?
I can hear it in my sleep
I can hear it even louder in outer space

New Trick is a polished wonder of a work- 4 STARS - ABC News.

Last July with producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins) at the helm, Skating Polly entered the studio to record three songs they wrote in collaboration with Veruca Salt‘s Louise Post and Nina Gordon. The set is called New Trick and working with the co-front women of Veruca Salt was a dream come true for Kelli and Peyton. The Tacoma-based stepsisters make visceral punk inspired by the likes of X and Babes in Toyland and draw on influences like the Pixies, The Breeders, Belly and Veruca Salt themselves.

After hitting it off at a dinner one night at the Beachwood Cafe in Hollywood with Nina and Louise, the foursome decided to go in and write and record a few tunes together. Says Post “They know their shit. Both are multi-instrumentalists, skilled musicians, and discerning songwriters. They’re students and prolific artists, ever-open and ready to work, whether it’s on their latest song or painting, or designing and making art for the new basement bedroom they share”.

Check out the video for this week’s top tune which now includes the recent addition of Mayo’s brother Kurtis on drums. New Trick is available now on CD/DIGITAL/ETCHED VINYL via El Camino Media.

On Tour Now!

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Contact & Licensing:
“Louder In Outer Space” was written by Kelli Mayo, Peyton Bighorse, Louise Post, and Nina Gordon. Skating Polly is published by Go Polly Girl Songs (ASCAP) and Melting By 40 Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com.
Louise Post and Nina Gordon are published by Big Deal Notes/Are You There God It’s Me Music (ASCAP). Administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music LLC.
Master controlled by El Camino Media.

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Skating Polly On Tour with X

14484602 10154553543272020 3201234313032408663 n Skating Polly On Tour with XCatch the mighty Skating Polly on tour with the legendary punk rock band X on their 40th Anniversary run! November 27th – The Crocodile (Seattle, All Ages) and 12/2 Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR). On Sale Today!

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