Surfing The Lexicon

by The Shanks

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02:26
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02:56
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02:54
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03:26
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04:42

about

“On a farm in the middle of nowhere the SHANKS fine-tuned their bass/drum assault. Despite the lack of members, SHANKS manage to create some big-sounding music, stacking the haunting vocals of Pistolwhip von Shankenstein over pounding drumming”
—EXCLAIM!

“The Shanks’ classics-influenced Rock & Roll rumble draws all of its power and thunder from just two musicians... creates a whirling dervish of Rock sounds with distorted bass and expansive drumming but more resembles a thunderous, modern-day Blue Oyster Cult (mixed with a little Johnny Thunders swagger)”
—CITY BEAT MAGAZINE

“Alice Cooper eat your heart out, Ian Starkey has found an interesting way to take leave of the everyday… a musical wizard who brings an epic quality to each tune”
—IN THE HILLS

“If you like the Dead Boys, you’ll like the SHANKS… Chart-blasting two-piece rocknroll grenades for animal husbandry enthusiasts… do you really know where meat and potatoes come from?”
—NEW MUSIC CANADA / CBC3

“Deep, hard-driving rock that carries the listener along with a dark but captivating style”
—THE GUANTLET

“The SHANKS? It’s like…. rock and roll high school!”
­—Dave Bookman, THE EDGE 102.1 (Canada)

credits

released June 24, 2014

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Shanks Record 08
Phratry Records Release 41

Produced by Sir Ian Blurton. Engineering Assistance by Arthur Sadowski. Mastered by João Carvalho.

Tracks 1, 2, 4 and 9 recorded at the Tractor Shop, Mono, Ontario. Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 recorded at Pro Gold Studios, Toronto, Ontario “Home of the Hits.”

Guitar solo on Track 4 and Synth on Tracks 6, 10 by Sir Ian Blurton.

All songs (c) 2013 Mono Butcher Boys SOCAN, All rights reserved.
(c) & (p) 2013 Phratry Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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The Shanks Toronto, Ontario

Founded on a farm in Mono, Ontario, Canada, The Shanks are a blistering rock duo comprised of bass and drums. A combination of 1970s album-oriented rock and proto-punk, The Shanks belt-out melodic chordal arrangements amidst a sea of low end and pounding rhythms. It’s haunting, tribal arena-rock played on a basement floor. ... more

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