Fröm Höll

by THE MONOFONES

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James .R. Dixon Van Gogh never appreciated stereo, albeit it was self inflicted. Monofones prove there is more to Switzerland than Toblerones & cuckoo clocks, & if Vincent couldn't dig this outrageous blend of surf/punk the other ear served no purpose either. Do your turntable justice & get Monofones cranking up on it. This band has a big handle on "If it sounds good, let's do it! " their listener comes first, great band. Favorite track: Living after Midnight.
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Running Free 02:18
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I'm a Rebel 02:42
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about

For their 11th band birthday THE MONOFONES recorded a present for themselves - or rather for their guitarist. Sir Hamesly has always been a massive fan of 80s metal bands. 11 years he has been talking about recording an album with covers of such songs and at one point (3 o'clock in the morning, yes alcohol was involved) the others just gave in. But of course THE MONOFONES are not a metal band but true garage! And so are the coversongs of MANOWAR, ACCEPT, WARLOCK, ANVIL, IRON MAIDEN etc. Have fun!

Zum 11. Geburtstag haben sich die MONOFONES selber die Platte «Fröm Höll» geschenkt. Oder besser gesagt: ihrem Gitarristen. Dieser wuchs in einem abgelegenen «Chrachen» im Berner Oberland auf und hörte, wie es dem Zeitgeist der späten 80er-Jahre entsprach, während den Fahrten mit dem frisierten Puch-Töffli in die Zivilisation gerne auf seinem Walkman langhaarigen Kerlen dabei zu, wie diese ihre Gitarren malträtieren.

Sir Hameslys Liebe zu seinen musikalischen Wurzeln ist bis heute gross und so auch sein Mitteilungsbedürfnis. So mussten Miss O.O. und El Miguel auf zahlreichen, langen Konzert-Autofahren immer wieder ausufernde Exkurse zu Hardrock, Heavy-Metal, Hair-Metal Undwasdergeiersonstnochalles-Metal über sich ergehen lassen, welche Sir Hamesly gerne mit musikalischen Exempeln anreicherte. Waren keine Datenträger verfügbar, sang er die Songs vor. Ja, inklusive Gitarrensoli. Ja, mit Inbrunst.

So wie man einem Kind entnervt einen Lolly kauft, wenn es lange genug darum bettelt, haben Miss O.O. und El Miguel sich in einer schwachen alkoholgeschwängerten Minute dazu überreden lassen, einige von Sir Hameslys Lieblings-Metal-Songs neu aufzunehmen. Weil diese Songs dabei nicht 1:1 nachgespielt, sondern richtig schön vermonofont wurden, ist auch die fünfte Platte des Trios «Fröm Höll» eine waschechte MONOFONES-Platte geworden und lässt somit das Herz aller Garage-Punk-Liebhaber*innen höher schlagen.

credits

released January 11, 2019

recorded at MONOFONES Studios
mixed and Mastered by Micha Loosli in glorious mono
released by Subversiv Records

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THE MONOFONES are a rumbling drum, a heavily distorted guitar which sounds like a John Deere tractor shortly before kicking the bucket and a female voice by which you wouldn't like to be told off. The three produce loud and wild 60s garage trash which is served with a pinch of punk. The sweaty shows of THE MONOFONES guarantee a low-fi inferno of a different kind and are highly entertaining. ... more

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