For a limited time we are bringing back a few old designs, check it out here: https://junkyardblooze.com/merchandise/
“Rome is Burning” The 7-track digital EP Available May 8th on ALL streaming services. Acetate Records hit the vaults and collected Junkyard’s favorite “High Water” era rarities, B-sides and acoustic tracks.
On May 9th we are bringing back a few classic shirt designs. The “Faded Single Wolf” & “Propaganda AKA Inciter LeRock”. Remember kiddos, portions of all merch sales goes to Meals o Wheels!
Lazy Days & Sleepless Nights indeed! For your binging consideration we give you “Pushed You Too Far” from Junkyard’s “Old Habits Die Hard” on Acetate Records – includes archival footage from “Back in the Day” as well as current, never before seen footage…
But Wait, There’s More! We hit the vaults and collected Junkyard’s favorite High Water-era rarities, B-sides and acoustic tracks. The 7-track digital EP, “Rome is Burning” is coming to yer favorite streaming service in early May!
This is a brand new page. Daily we will be posting links on ways you can help others in the music community (if you can) as well as other ways to help given the unprecedented situation regarding COVID-19.
We’ve got some really cool vintage Discharge Prints of the Classic Spade and the OG/AXL Design. $25 bucks while supplies last.
THIS WEEK! Danko Jones & Junkyard
🗓 2/5 – Brick By Brick
🗓 2/6 – The Viper Room
🗓 2/7 – Bottom of the Hill
🗓 2/8 – Gallaghers Pub HB (Sold Out)
While curating the artwork for “Old Habits Die Hard” photographer Amorette Muzingo not only found a mountain of old images dating as far back as 1986, but also found the original treatment for the “Hollywood” video with management and label production notes.
Video concept by Jean Pellerin
An early bird provides a melodious soundtrack for a sorry sight. Crammed in the back of an old Chevy station wagon (covered with metallic flames, supported by extra wide rubber), two sleeping couples sweat among flies in the blazing morning sun.
Tire screeches coming from another vintage junk-mobile, turning a corner at unsafe speeds, awaken a tattooed clad band-member laying above a barely dressed female body. Dangerously accelerating towards the stable relic, the hot rod from hell, carrying the other Junkers (Dave, Chris and Pat) rams the back of the station wagon, abruptly waking Clay & Brian and their chicks…Let’s go Dudes.
After getting rid of their dates, the sleepy heads jump in their mates’ wheels for a quick ride to the house of sounds, a torn down mansion used as a rehearsal space. Once inside, JUNKYARD proceeds to bring down a house already burned out. The graffiti and the holes in the walls seem to be the only witnesses to a radical version of “Hollywood”.
As the performance evolves, JUNKYARD becomes more in need of room to move.
Walls and doorways begin to crumble under paratrooper boots and steel toed stompers.
Graffitied characters begin to sing back up lyrics.
Neighbors in rage (from the noise) begin to shout obscenities and call the police.
A roaming camera follows a mike wire upstairs to find Dave in a bedroom closet with a six foot blonde.
Grabbing a few buckets of abandoned blue paint, Pat decorates the walls with vignettes of the neighborhood (keyed into the dripping paint).
All hell is breaking loose as the house acquires a more spacious look. (walls are coming down).
This raunchy rock and roll demolition derby ends with a pair of law officers standing in awe, in the doorway, with guns drawn, amazed at the destruction.
“Can we help you officers?”
12/19 @ The Rail Club Live, Fort Worth, TX
12/20 @ 3TEN Austin City Limits Live, Austin, TX
12/21 @ Cooters Bar (FREE SHOW), Eagle Pass, TX
For those that are thinking of waiting until the last minute to get VIP Meet & Greet tickets it’s highly recommended you buy them ASAP. All 3 Texas shows are selling at a fast pace. https://bit.ly/31Fkn9C
We will be picking a winner Dec. 6th for all y’all who shared the Texas dates posts so you can still nab a free VIP Meet & Greet 🎟! To win its simple…“Share” or “Like” this post and Tag a friend you want to bring to the show (offer only available for the Texas dates).
Junkyard opens the vault and blows the dust off a killer collection of recordings slated as the follow up to 1991’s “Sixes, Sevens and Nines.”
Guitarist Brian Baker’s (Bad Religion, Minor Threat) opening riff serves up the concoction of raucous, bittersweet, bloozy rock that follows. Loose and tight in good measure, with stomping beats and dual guitars zigzagging around David Roach’s raspy howl… make no bones about it – this band could play.
The strut and swagger of “Pushed You Too Far” and the soulful “Tried & True” are balanced by the slow, dirge of “Blue Sin” and the melancholic duet “Hangin’ Around With My Dreams.” “Old Habits” recalls everything from Sticky Fingers-era Stones and ZZ Top to the Ramones and Lynyrd Skynyrd (who they toured with in ’91). More than anything else, though, it sounds like Junkyard.
Back in 1992, Junkyard was a well-oiled machine, their previous two releases performed well, they had multiple videos in rotation on MTV, and successful club and arena tours under their belt. Looking to infuse more of their musical sensibilities into their third effort, they began writing and recording and in a short few months, they had compiled over 20 songs. The new material reflected more of their alt/punk roots, which wasn’t much of a directional change considering their strong punk pedigree.
But the major label’s rush to jump on the next “popular music trend” quickly led to Junkyards demise.
“At this point, Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album had been out a few months and we all kinda knew which way the wind was blowing,” singer David Roach recalls, “we didn’t really ‘officially’ break up as a band, it was as simple as the party’s over.”
So, with zero fanfare, the band members signed their release paperwork from Geffen (a whopping 2 page fax), gathered their gear and parted ways… the tapes were left to gather dust in the vaults.
Twenty years later, Geffen re-released the first two Junkyard albums and once again, the band was in demand. Tours of Japan and Europe followed, including a headlining slot at Serie Z Festival in Spain, and the band started writing again. In early 2017, Junkyard released “High Water”, their first full-length album in 26 years on LA indie, Acetate Records. The album peaked at 24 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Charts and Junkyard once again played to packed houses across America and Europe. With the band back in form, it seemed like the right time to dust of the tapes.
“Old Habits Die Hard” pretty well summarizes where the band was at the time,” Roach continues, “The addition of Tim Mosher (yes, way back then) brought another element to what Chris Gates and I had been doing. So it was the hard rock, blues, southern thing plus some more melodic and punk which was also a natural course considering where we came from.”
“During the months we recorded these songs we were in various stages of dealing with Geffen. Trying to write a single, but also trying to not care and write for ourselves. The songs indicate the direction we were ultimately not able to take until all these years later.”
“Old Habit’s Die Hard” out now via streaming, CD and ‘Beer’ colored vinyl. A limited number of signed LPs will are available via acetate.com.