Released by Cleopatra Records on May 7, 2013, ‘On The Guest List’ features 13 new tracks written and recorded by founding members of Vibrators Knox and Eddie with longtime bassist Pete and engineering by original Vibrators bassist Pat Collier .
Special appearances by members of Supersuckers, MC5, UK Subs, The Damned, The Stranglers, The Dickies and more!
Knox explains the origins of the band’s new album, “Vibrators drummer Eddie called me in late 2011 and wanted me to come up with songs for a new Vibrators album. It would be the group’s 17th studio album of new songs, plus three old favorites. The idea was that we would perform the songs, and then the guest artists would play an instrument or sing backing vocals. The band duly entered Perry Vale Studios (owned by original Vibrators bassist Pat Collier) in March 2012 and spent about a week producing tracks with myself and Pete (bass) singing the lead vocals. Over the years the band have done a lot of recordings with Pat so everything has gone really well. Mixtures of the songs were then sent to various musicians we knew (Chris Spedding, Hugh Cornwell, Campino, Leonard Graves Phillips, Walter Lure and Brian James) and others to see if they would be interested in helping to be “On”. The Guest List ‘and here is the result.
With a career spanning 37 years, singer / guitarist Ian “Knox” Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and drummer Eddie initially formed the Vibrators in February 1976, and their first gig was in support of the Stranglers at Homsey. Art College in North London.
They supported the Sex Pistols at Club 100 and were one of the bands playing at the now legendary 100 Club Punk Festival, where, in addition to making their own set, they supported guitarist Chris Spedding. Chris, in turn, recommended the band to his then label RAK. In early 1977, the band signed with Epic Records and supported Iggy Pop (with David Bowie on keyboards) while touring the UK.
Their classic single “Baby Baby”, followed by their debut album “Pure Mania” which spent five weeks in the UK Top 75, peaked at No. 49. Over the years, after a number of member changes and many critically acclaimed, gnashing teeth, smashing releases, in March 2010 the Vibrators reverted to being a trio: Knox (guitar / vocals), Pete ( bass) and Eddie (drums).
Over the course of their long career, The Vibrators have toured with Iggy Pop, Ian Hunter, The Flaming Groovies, Die Toten Hosen, and their songs have been covered by The Exploited, UK Subs, GBH, REM, Die Toten Hosen, to mention than them. a few.
In 2010, the group did more than 130 concerts! Now in 2013, the Vibrators are celebrating 37 years of record and touring hard with the release of “On The Guest List”. Get ready for many more years of PURE PUNK MANIA!
The tracks include:
1. “View From My Cadillac” with Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers)
2. “2nd Skin” with Chris Spedding
3. “Automatic Lover” with Ty Segal
4. “Every Dog” with Brian James (The Damned)
5. “Prisoner in the Mirror” with Wayne Kramer (MC5)
6. “Turn Up The Heat” with Tomomi Nabana (Detroit Seven)
7. “Rain To Town” with Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers)
8. “Baby Baby” with Campino (Die Toten Hosen)
9. “Birdland Is Closed” with Ross The Boss (The Dictators)
10. “One More” with Tony Lovato (Mest)
11. “My Stalker” with Eddie Spaghetti & Dan “Thunder” Bolton (Supersuckers)
12. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Clown” with Bill Davis (Dash Rip Rock)
13. “The Ohio” with Nicky Garratt (Subs UK)
14. “Whips And Furs” with Leonard Graves Phillips & Stan Lee (The Dickies)
15. “Long Beach Police” with James Donovan and Lome Behrman (The Dead Tricks)
16. “Voodoo Eye” with Mickey Finn (Cold Blue Rebels)
In support of the release of ‘On The Guest List’, a world tour has been scheduled throughout 2013 with stops in the United States during the months of September and October. In conclusion, Knox has this to say: “I want to thank everyone involved in the project, including those who turned us down – until next time! “
The Vibrators ‘On The Guest List’ Worldwide Release Date: May 7, 2013 – Cleopatra Records
To stream the audio of the new album as well as tour information, please visit the digital press kit http://epk.theorchard.com/en/epk/presskit/published/3621 “
To pre-order The Vibrators ‘On The Guest List’ CD: www.amazon.com/On-The-Guest-List-Vibrators/dp/B00BPRI6KS
For more information: www.TheVibrators.com