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    • July 29, 2009 3:58 PM CDT
    • Break out the smoking jacket and mix an extremely dry martini: Sydney's debonair kings of suave voodoo garage rock and roll, the Intercontinental Playboys, are unveiling another ode to lust and lasciviousness in the shape of a silver CD platter. "Hymns of the Flesh" is due out on August 6 on I-94 Bar Records and will be launched at the Ivory Lounge, Ultimo, on Saturday August 15. "Hymns Of The Flesh" takes the organ-driven fuzz-tone finesse for which the Playboys are renowned around the world and adds a sharper pop hook dimension. After 10 years as unwavering, persistent constants in the airhead-sphere of Sydney, the band decided it was time for a follow-up to "Sonic Seducers" their successful debut long-player on Off the Hip. Two years of studio work later, "Hymns Of The Flesh" is here. Recorded at Sydney's Tardis Studio (Johnny Casino, The Booby Traps) and mixed by Mike Burnham, the sounds that emanate will leave you, and those with whom you are intimate, breathless. Solemn? No. Flesh-centric? Yes. There will be sweat. And delightfully so. Original Playboys Tommy, Benedict and Michelangelo have been augmented by Bobby on drums and the sound is more formidable than ever. Those impressed by their initial audacious and throbsome move to "Hammond organ as bass" will be sonically KO'd, again, by the sounds enclosed within "Hymns Of The Flesh". Newcomers? Watch Out! You will be violated, in ways unexpected, dexterous, and memorable. It's the band's fourth notable release, following "Sonic Seducers", the "Ladies May We Introduce Ourselves" and "Just Turn On" EPs. The Playboys sound has been likened to a lot of notable bands from garages and other dark places, but everyone has a different take on these remarkable gentlemen. What will they do for you? Find out when you wrap your ears around "Hymns Of The Flesh". Order at WHAT THEY'VE SAID ABOUT THE INTERCONTINENTAL PLAYBOYS: When I listen to this band, I find the answer to a question I had never thought to ask myself before: What if the Stranglers played garage rock? ... pretty f*ckin filthy... simply outstanding. - Mike Bennett on (on Sonic Seducers LP) This disc features one great song after another. A high energy affair, "Sonic Seducers" represents everything wild and wonderful there is about real rock and roll... Imagine The Stooges getting together with The Buzzcocks and Cheap Trick, and there you have it. - Twist & Shake April 2005 This Sydney four-piece have around for some time with more than a dash of the Cramps in them, but that's by no means their only influence. You can throw in the Barracudas, the Stooges, the Music Machine and the Fuzztones if you like (and that's only scratching the surface). May 2005 ... has a sing-speak vocal yap that draws comparison to both Tom Verlaine and Hugh Cornwell channeled through Lou Reed... have created a solid album of mostly great songs that sound like everything and nothing else at the same time. Hip indeed. - Uptown May2005 A powerhouse of neo-Tarantino cellar-sleaze-rock. - Obzine October 2000 Iggy im 60ties Milieu. - Moloko Plus (Germany) April 2003 Ihr Sanger verblufft zudem durch einen vielseutegen Gesangsstil, der zwischen dem von Lux Interior und Lou Reed variiert und seinesgleichen sucht. - Incognito (Germany) April 2003

    • May 8, 2009 4:56 PM CDT
    • It could well be.

    • May 7, 2009 11:34 AM CDT
    • Finally! Is this video from the DVD by any chance?

    • May 7, 2009 5:27 AM CDT
    • Live album with Niagara due out next month.

    • March 16, 2008 3:54 AM CDT
    • Great collection! Someone put some links of them on the Grage Punk Forumms before, so I downloaded Spencer P. Jones and the Rifles' files. Thank you very much!

    • February 3, 2008 9:07 AM CST
    • You're welcome! And Hitmen website! As a matter of fact, I heard "Tell Tale Heart" for the first time today, haha. It's pretty cool!!! Their records were hard to find in Japan! I'll order the reissue CD soon!

    • January 30, 2008 10:10 PM CST
    • Thank You Dead Boy.

    • May 6, 2009 6:49 AM CDT
    • Forgot to say the cover art is attached.

    • May 6, 2009 6:49 AM CDT
    • Coming on June 1: "All Your Love", the debut album from Mick Medew & The Rumours outta Brisbane. Mick is the ex-leader of the Screaming Tribesmen and a legend in his own right. This is his first recording in 15 years and it's a killer! It's out on I-94 Bar Records. First preview here: Have a listen and make your opinion known. More details at

    • April 1, 2009 6:06 PM CDT
    • Tasmania is god.

    • March 16, 2009 11:55 PM CDT
    • Hey Will, I'm Mardy.

    • March 13, 2009 7:49 AM CDT
    • rocking i love off the hip but rarely get there. i'm a lazy fuck and kinda find it hard to leave my suburb. but thats my problem...

    • March 11, 2009 10:19 PM CDT
    • HI Will.

      My name is Andy. I moved to Melbourne from Tasmania 5 years ago. I'm currently doing honours at RMIT and searching for work, I also play in a band called High Fangs. The last couple of things I've bought have been , Miss Chain and the Broken Heels - Lie 7", The Harpoons - Faith 7", Young Governor - Virginia Creeper 7" and the new Deaf Wish 7".

      Though I might attack Off The Hip this Friday and walk away with a swag.

    • March 7, 2009 10:19 AM CST
    • so being rather new to this thing i thought i might introduce myself and then make others do the same thing.

      my name is will i live down melbourne way. moved here about 10 months ago from sydney. by day i'm a mild mannered employee for a pharamaceutical company. by night i like to kick back with a beer and good music. last 4 records i've bought: 1. the bronx - the bronx (the new one) 2. fucked up - chemistry of common life lp 3. the leg hounds - s/t lp 4. new wave hookers - kings in slatanic service lp

      thats pretty much it.

    • December 1, 2008 11:31 PM CST
    • i am in New Zealand for the next 6 months are there any good shows coming up? doesn't matter where as i will be moving around a lot. any recommendations?

    • December 1, 2008 1:18 AM CST
    • I recently sent this list of band recommendations to a friend in the States so I thought I'd share it here just in case any one is interested. They're all bands who are currently playing at the moment and are all from Melbourne unless otherwise mentioned. It's by no means a complete list, so please feel free to add to it. Apologies if my descriptions don't do the bands justice. The Ooga Boogas: Garage/surf band who recently played at Goner and who feature Mikey from Eddy Current, Richard from the Onyas, Leon from the Sailors, and Per from (ahem) Cloudberry Jam. The Ooga Boogas Deaf Wish: Complete and utter garage mayhem Deaf Wish The Pink Fits: fast paced bluesy garage from Wollongong. The Pink Fits Beaches: 5 piece all-girl band who play noodly guitar music that reminds me of a cross between Television and a shoe-gaze band. Beaches Shutdown 66: Killer song and killer band. Shutdown 66 The Frowning Clouds: a bunch of 16-18 year olds who love the Pretty Things and the Back from the Grave comps. The Frowning Clouds The Breadmakers: Bluesy garage featuring members of Shutdown 66. The Breadmakers The Stabs: Ben Blackwell said “They sound like Thurston Moore reviewing The Birthday Party”. I agree. The Stabs Chinese Burns: Umm...dunno how to describe them but they're good. And the drummer is awesome in every band that he's in. He hits hard, fast and precisely. Their songs are also very catchy. Chinese Burns UV Race: Again I don't have a clue how to describe them. They're on Aarght, which is a label run by 3 of the Ooga Boogas. UV Race Superwild Horses: Someone I know thinks they're a little bit "cheer-leader-y". I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. Superwild Horses The following are two bands who wear their Jesus Lizard influence in different ways. Of the two I love True Rad more. My Disco: My Disco True Radical Miracle True Radical Miracle Zond: are good. If I remember correctly, they're at the more experimental end of garage. Zond

    • March 5, 2008 9:44 AM CST
    • Why the hell did I forget about this MP3 blog? There's the Eastern Dark's bootleg "Sack The Barber! (1984-86)"!!! Uh, It's an official bootleg. (?) 1. Over Now 2. Enough Of What I Need (Headstones) 3. I Don't Need The Reasons 4. Come On Now (Ramones) 5. Gotta Tell Me Why (Slickee Boys) 6. Walking 7. It's You (Milkshakes) 8. Down To You (Taxi Boys) 9. No Pictures 10. Never Again 11. Reaching My Head (Prisoners) 12. Stay Alone 13. Mr. Clean 14. Green Slime (Fuzztones) 15. Fire Spirit (Gun Club) 16. The Loved One (Loved Ones) 17. Driving Accident Prone (Plasticland) 18. Long Way To Go (Alice Cooper) 19. Ultimate Suicide 20. Mass Insane Hysteria 21. Black Cat 22. Vietnamese Baby (New York Dolls) 23. Flip Your Wig (Husker Du) 24. I Don't Need The Reasons (demo) It's a great bootleg!!! I think the file's still available.

    • October 17, 2008 2:49 AM CDT
    • Thanks everyone! we had the best time.... see you early 2009

    • August 11, 2008 4:25 AM CDT







      Please come to the shows folks and have a beer with us. We can talk shit, rave about bands or make human pyramids, I don't mind just as long as we hang.

      Plus I'm in melbourne for a week prior to playing any shows so if anyone has any suggestions of mischief I should get up to let me know...

      Baron Aaron

    • February 28, 2008 5:13 AM CST
    • I got the time off, booked a hire car, just need a slab and i'm sorted!!

    • February 27, 2008 6:45 PM CST
    • sounds like an ex boss to me

    • February 10, 2008 2:45 AM CST
    • Anyone going?
      The boss says I might not get time of work. The asshole.
      Just want to see the Dirtbombs. Everything else is a bonus.