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MP3 The Soulphonics - The Dynamic Sounds of the Soulphonics

The Soulphonics play American garage rock and roll: 3-4 minute songs, including instrumentals!, full of hooks and mostly about the pain of love, of life, and death, and no guitar noodling!

16 MP3 Songs in this album (54:59) !
Related styles: Rock: Garage Rock, Rock: 60''s Rock, Mood: Upbeat

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The Soulphonics debut album The DYNAMIC SOUNDS of The Soulphonics contains sixteen tunes: thirteen original songs and covers of three obscure songs from the 1960’s, chosen from the band’s repertoire of over fifty tunes. The Soulphonics’ Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas Is a Job”, previously released as limited edition single in late 2010, is also included.
The Soulphonics are:
• Kevin “The Skindriver” Connolly – drums, vocals
• Reid Watson – guitar, baritone guitar, vocals
• Glen Worley – vocals, guitar
The Soulphonics can be seen the first Wednesday of each month at the fabulous Carousel Lounge and occasionally play other venues around the Austin area, though the Carousel has been their home base for the past two years. The Soulphonics do not have a bass player and they are OK with that.
Guitarist Glen Worley and drummer Kevin Connolly travelled 40,000 miles together from 1979-1983 as founding members of the Austin band The Rattlecats, which Austin’s Third Coast magazine once described as "sounding more like The Clash than anything on this side of the Atlantic." Along the way they played shows with such bands as The Fleshtones, Dave Edmunds, The Bongos, Joe King Carrasco and the Crowns, Jason and the Scorchers, The Leroi Brothers, and lots of other bands in towns and cities from Austin to Omaha. The Rattlecats 45 rpm single ''Run My Life/Back to Life'' can be found on the Hyped2Death compilation album Teenline 101. After the breakup of The Rattlecats in late 1983, Kevin and Glen formed The Rivals in early 1984 and Reid Watson joined the band in the spring of 1985. The Rivals played frequently in Austin and Houston, headlining local shows and opening shows for such bands as The Beat Farmers, and Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks. The Rivals put out a six song cassette tape: "One Side Of" that received favorable reviews. In 1988 Reid left the band and no suitable replacement could be found. Flash forward to September 2007 when Reid ran into Glen on the UT Austin campus, where all three work, and suggested getting together. After nearly 20 years apart the two reunited at Glen''s house outside of Elgin, Texas, and found that they had a blast playing the kind of music that they love: American Garage Rock and Roll. Luke Torn, long time Rattlecats and Rivals fan and former Austin Chronicle writer, now editor of Pop Culture Press, happened to be in charge of booking bands for the Cherrywood Arts Fair, held each December in Austin, and asked about the two to make an appearance at the 2007 Cherrywood Art Fair. When Reid asked Glen about this, he said that he had vowed that, if he ever played again, if would be under the name "The Soulphonics", a band name he had wanted to use ever since high school. Reid''s reply was, "Who am I to stand between a man and his dream!" Kevin “The Skindriver” Connolly soon found out about this and asked, “When’s the next rehearsal?” And thus, The Soulphonics were born and started on the journey that led to this album.

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