Tube Smugglers - Killin' and Cookin'

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I wanted to make this page full of stuff that (except for my LP) never saw the light of day, or was nearly impossible to find online. This weird recording actually became a 3" CD and legend has it that bootleg tapes were made in New Orleans, but I'm not sure. I think it's obscure enough to go on this site. There is a long weird story about how this band came about, but the short version is that too many people crammed into a too small house for too long a period of time and started a band to add to the insanity of cramped quarters. The recording quality is pretty rough, but I think the songs stand out. Is it Skiffle? Is it Old Timey? Is it Folk Punk? Is it Country with jokey Irish overtones?
Yes. Yes, it is.

Chris Clavin - guitar
Ryan Modee - mandolin
Jen Knight - washtub bass
Teddy Ted - Hammered dulcimer, nose flute
Hannah Jones - fiddle
Mikey Hotsauce - vocals
Samantha Jane Dorsett - spit jug
I believe this was 2002, but who knows?


released January 11, 2017



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"A Discography of Oddities!"
Here are some acoustic versions of This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb, Zippers To Nowhere, Trigger Mortis, Squishers, Blank Fight, and
Very Very Sneaky hits you just HAVE to have. Several random band demos, a few weird covers, and some songs I kept for myself instead of letting my bands use them. Take it easy, y'all.
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