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The Wieners

by The Wieners

energetic, good-humored rock'n'roll - plus a whole lot more...
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. (Baby's a) Mongrel
4:27 $0.99
2. Madam Alcohol
2:58 $0.99
3. Holiday (Band Wives' Song)
3:23 $0.99
4. The Molly Molly Stomp
3:44 $0.99
5. Such Fine Trash (Mad Guitars)
3:23 $0.99
6. McCracken County Lament
6:17 $0.99
7. Six Strings
4:29 $0.99
8. Mama's Girl
3:28 $0.99
9. Don't Wanna Go to Heaven
3:39 $0.99
10. Bonnie Lee-Anne
2:55 $0.99
11. Girl Down The Hall
5:57 $0.99
12. Oh, No - What Did I Do Last Night
0:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
The band formed in 1974, in the world-renowned Scappoose (Oregon) music scene, with core members Brian Gardner, Dave Koennecke, Larry Horn, and Jim Horn. A brass section - Jim Turner and Jim Barbeau - was added in the mid-80's. Other band members have drifted in and out over the years, but Bri, Jim, Lar, Jim, Dave, and Jim have proven to be the True Wiener Survivors.

Their music? Well, you could teach a monkey to play this stuff: a combination of danceable classic rock and danceable originals. But then, monkeys are where we came from, dude. (At least where I did.)

The Wieners have played up and down the West Coast over the years, focusing on the Portland metropolitan area, inciting Wienermania on a regular basis. They've slowed down in the "touring" department over the years, even spawning grandchildren in their down-time.

Still, after thirty years, their legions of Wienermaniacs remain faithful, like human cicadas burrowed in the dirt of mundane human existence, awaiting their chance to rise up and explode upon the landscape in a frenzy of unabashed, joyous rock n' roll ecstasy, just like back in, uh, back in... where was I?

Okay, let's wrap it up: the band's good, but no one has ever been possessed of the genius - or insanity - to really market them. So, here's some raw Wieners for your listening pleasure.


“ ‘(Baby’s a) Mongrel’ (is) an energetic rock’n’roller with great guitar licks, and superb tenor vocals and harmonies…wholly original, but a distant comparison might be made to the Flamin’ Groovies’ ‘Shake Some Action.’…

…The lead tenor vocals resemble an American Paul McCartney with a bar-room edge…”
The Oregonian, 9-14-91

“(They)…write a mean (actually, kind) pop anthem. The no-fi production keeps the group sounding like a bar band in love with the Beatles, but when you’ve got tunes as great as ‘Patterns’ (a lost Shane Faubert ballad!) and ‘Some Make a Life,’ you’ve got an album that breaks through the bars.”
Yellow Pills Magazine, circa 1997

“I like the ‘Pop’ side (of the band). My favorite is ‘Six Strings’ from (the first album); that’s my kind of music!”
Stefan Johansson, Yesterday Girl Records, Stockholm, Sweden, 6-16-97

“I really enjoy ‘Waiting For The Call’/ very mellow and sweet.”
Gerard Girard, Radio Dio, St. Etienne, France, circa 1997

“This stuff on the radio isn’t as good as your’s”
Mom, circa 1968-present


Portland Music Association Songwriters Contest Category Winner, 1989:
“The Molly Molly Stomp”

Portland Music Association Songwriters Contest, Category Winner, 1992:
“The Girls Live On”

Portland Music Association Songwriters Contest, Category Winner, 1993:
“Madam Alcohol”

…So what are you waiting for, Schlomo? A Sign? Like Mother Theresa’s image on your waffle? Just buy the stinking record! You’ll be glad you did.



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