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Monday, January 12, 2009

THE BALONEY HEADS (I'M A DRUNK)

I always thought the singer of this band sounded like the singer of the Payola's. Or maybe it's the other way around. At any rate this is a great sing along punk record , enjoy . Formed in 1978 by guitarist Stan Townhouse and singer Wally Gunn, a veteran of the scene who had played in many '70s cover bands (including Blue Stone with future Breathless member Mark Avsec), this five-piece new wave band injected zany theatrics into three-chord punk. The result? Shows where the band (and the audience) would dress up in garbage bags, or any other ill-fitting thrift store get up.
Despite the parody party approach, the Baloney Heads were one of the few local bands to get WMMS airplay with a self-released single. Their "I'm a Drunk" 45, released in 1980, became a local favorite. They then disbanded two years later. Gunn later became the drummer for the Balls of Fire.
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REFERENCES - http://www.cleveland.com/music/index_story.ssf?/music/more/local/timeline/1980/1980newwave.html / http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:w9fwxqrkldte
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O - NO RECORDS 1980
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1. I'M A DRUNK
2. LIFES ROUGH
3. D.T'S
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