Although the band wears its influences with pride, and "STOMP" features 5 road-tested covers of songs by The Wailers, Janis Martin, The Cramps and other favorites, The Dyes approach these oldies with an irreverence and vigor that is anything but retro.
In July 2015, with the help of 75 mekoristers, MEKONCEPTION took place at Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an event dedicated to creating a new record in real time around a single microphone. "Why should a record take more time to record than it does to listen to!" was the concept.
Twelve chapters of writing and art from mekons and mekon friends, inspired by each song on the CD.
With the Gores' recent tour, Get Hip Records released these recordings for the first time.
Recorded in Detroit at Ghetto Recorders by Jim Diamond in 2004.
Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor make you swoon with a Ron Sexsmith tune while Joe Pug closes the bar with an original song
Guided By Voices' main man Robert Pollard gives us some orchestral lamenting while Bobby Bare Jr. backs him up both on both guitar and with a song on the B-side
Stone cold honky tonk! Dale Watson cranks out an original drinkin' song while JP Harris has a go at a Merle Haggard classic
Deer Tick goes all out on a Pogues classic while The Yawpers bang out a never-before released instant anthem
Banditos cover their Austin BFFs the Bad Lovers, while the Bad Lovers cover a favorite from Banditos' Bloodshot debut album
Elizabeth Cook throws down on the Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk To Fuck" and Al Scorch pulls off a truly awesome version of Black Flag's "Six Pack"
Savage Kings returns to the Savages' heyday of their debut & Dig Yourself sound of an all-nite blowout that you will pay severely for the next morning....
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages reinterpret Captain Beefheart’s “Zig Zag Wanderer” and Chronics cover 13th Floor Elevators' “I’ve Got Levitation." Both songs mixed by
Recorded live at one of HHT's adopted hometowns (they have so many, really) during Thanksgiving weekend 2014.