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by The Vandalias

The Vandalias' iconoclastic take on '70s AM pop gave an invigorating Minnesota kick in the pants to the '90s powerpop explosion. This 1998 release was the last blast of big guitars, thundering drums and soaring harmonies from JimJim, Alan and Bobby.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Buzzbomb!
2:34 $0.99
2. Big Red Catalina
2:34 $0.99
3. Charity at Home
2:52 $0.99
4. Hey Kari G
4:07 $0.99
5. Anywhere You Go
3:39 $0.99
6. Down
2:17 $0.99
7. Say I'm Sorry
4:35 $0.99
8. These Others
4:21 $0.99
9. End of the World
2:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Vandalias are: JimJim Vandalia, lead vocal and guitars; Alan Vandalia, lead guitar and backing vocals; Bobby Vandalia, bass, keyboards and backing vocals; and Tommy Etelamaki, drums.

The Vandalias use Orange amps, Gibson guitars and Slingerland drums.


The Vandalias characters, their distinctive likenesses and all related indicia are trademarks of Tenpop Works. Any resemblance to actual persons living, dead or in the third year of their farewell tour is purely coincidental. (P) and (C) Tenpop Works.

All songs written by Dan Sarka and published by Lower Harbor Songs (BMI)

Dan Sarka: Lead vocal and guitars
Pete Lockner: Drums
Kent Militzer: Lead and rhythm guitars, keyboards and backing vocals
John McEvoy: Bass

Jay Holgate and Shawn Wolfe (The Dog Castrati): Backing vocals
Jody Schaible: Bass on "Hey Kari G"
Tom Mason: Lead Guitar on "Hey Kari G"
Dan Boardman: Rhythm guitar and backing vocals on "Say I'm Sorry"

Produced by The Pit Crew for Tenpop Works. Additional production by HM Buff. Recorded mostly between December '96 and May'97 during the mad and cruel mixery tour of midwest studios: Seedy Underbelly, Ambient Sound, City Cabin, Valhalla, Wigged Out, The Underground and A440 in Minneapolis, Smart Studios in Madison, WI, and Jim Reeves Audio Recording in Chicago. Engineered by HM Buff, Bob Cain, Randy Duerr, Jim Reeves, Dan Boardman, Tommy Roberts, Dave Kent and John Kuker. Mixed May'97 by Mr. Colson at Smart. "Anywhere You Go" mixed by Dave Kent at A440; additional mixing on "These Others" by HM Buff. Art direction by Dan Sarka. Illustrations and design by Shawn Wolfe for Beatkit International (beatkit@zaius.com). Legal representation by Erick Bohlman.

Ask for Vandalias comics (with art by Greg Reinel) at your favorite comics shop.

Dan and Pete wish to thank the priceless Jay Holgate, for whom this record would proudly be named if "The Priceless Jay Holgate" wasn't such a crappy name for a record; Chris Dorn, Dan Boardman, Keith Patterson, Maki Kobiyashi, Tommy Roberts, Bleem at Willie's American Guitars in Minneapolis, Heather Reynolds, Melissa Metry, Anthony Henderson, Gary Littleton, Steve Deal, Jordan Oakes, Bruce Brodeen, Tom Mason, Jody Schaible, 30 Lbs of Blue Jeans, David Bash, MP (for believing in the "Van Tune"), Scott Musgrove, Bongo Johnny Haga's Drum Shop, Tele Edit, the idea reps, Alex Mitchell, Jacques Wait, Dave Gardner at AmRep, Dan Rose and Monte Workman at Vantage One, Kent Rose, Kevin Bowe, Chris Osgood, Steve Rone, Michael Toppe, #1 Fan Tim Lockner, Mrs. Colson, Paulie and Mike (PRESTO! An ADAT deck!) at Smart, and the $19.72 Club. Dan's part is for Carolyn and Helen. Pete's part is for his dad, Frank.
RIP Brian Connolly

"When you've got the bull on the run, kick'm in the ass!" (Frank Lockner)



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