2001, three guys brain smashed by "Young, Loud and Snotty", "L.a.m.f" and "It's Alive" chose to be ASHTONES (Thanx Ron & Scott).Then we were four, then five: it was the good line-up to do what we planned. We had gigs with bands like Gee Strings, Boss Martians, Sons of Cyrus, Peter Pan Speed Rock, Lucifer Starmachine... even Bellrays. 2003, we recorded a first demo "Rock&Roll Junkies". 2004, a second one "Santa Rocka Rolla".
2005: Ashtones record 4 songs at Kaiser Studio with Lucas Trouble. 3 of them find a place on "The Kaiser Fucks the New French Rock" (w/Holy Curse/Jerry Spider Gang/Dimi Dero Inc...). Among them the "Search & Destroy" cover where Lucas Trouble's organ do the napalm flow (A Vietnam Veteran..Who else could do that??). On September,Ashtones is the only french band at the "Wasted" (Melkweg/Amsterdam).
2006: Ashtone Dav leaves and Ashtone D.Stroy joins the gang. July,from 14th to 17th, the band records 9 killing songs. "A She-devil is my Dope fiend" (10") is out onn October..and YOU CAN GET IT MOTHERFUCKERS.
But it's better to leave the mike to Bowy from the Pits'team: "A She-Devil is my Dope fiend" review (Up Yours/January 2007)..
"Way more close to home comes the first vinyl output by the North French garage rats,THE ASHTONES. A unit led by skinny,razor-edged skin & bones vocals who looks and sounds as he's really been places and done all kinds of things you'd better not dare dream about. I mean he doe'nt only display credibility: he fuckin' IS streetwise credibility! These folks from Lille have been around over a few years,but-having them seen live a couple of times and judging from their previous demos-it was until they switched for a new lead guitar they actually got hold of a sound which fitted them really well. Of course this is greasy,filthy punk rock action running on booze,overtime medication,cheap night shop snacks and almost no sleep.""A She-Devil is my Dope Fiend" pretty much reveals the complete picture this 10" dwells in. This is the area where hoodlums like The Humpers,outcasts like The Pagans,hustlers and junkies like The Heartbreakers,living wrecks like The Dead Boys and jail birds like The Candysnatchers tend to meet and roams the cold,nightly outskirts of town. These tunes are the tails of the lost,the depraved,the shredded souls,the ripped-and-torn...and THE ASHTONES are able to lay down the goodies in the bare nakedness as a solid force to be reckoned with. Compared to their previous days I've seen this lot evolve. Due to hard work,relentless gigging and stubborn belief in their love for punkrock at its purest format this band has delivered a piece of wax that's way better than either Jerry Spider Gang or Holy Curse (to name some French acts who could be labelled in the same musical levels). These 9 cuts are way more into the Spannish region of Los Perros mixed up with some fine German Gee Strings elements. A nice surprise,done by the band themselves in a complete D.I.Y-effort. But nonetheless a worthwhile item to obtain especially since the 10" format seems to be way over it's hype and tends to be forgotten as a cool neat vinyl package."
- 1 She Goes Commando
- 2 That Greasy Spell
- 3 Ace Of Slut
- 4 The Biggest Prick
- 5 Hammersmith Palais
- 6 We’re Gonna Build This Town Of R & R
- 7 Dead Skin
- 8 Blonde Danger
- 9 90 th Street Fast Boys
- 10 So Bored With The USA
- 11 Shit In My Blood
Recorded to 19th Dec.22th Dec. 2008 at Air Ape Studio.
Mixed by Erreip www.myspace.com/airapestud
Mastered by Hubert "Metallica KO" Letombe at Midnight Studio.
Artwork by El Rotringo
Hellfire and Paradise Falls
- 1 Youngblood Fuck Off
- 2 A She-Devil is my Dope Fiend
- 3 A Date with Ingi
- 4 Dealing with a Coke Slut
- 5 Burn,Baby
- 6 Hate me
- 7 What Love Is
- 8 Garbage Can
- 9 Pekinese Cheeks
- 10 A She-Devil is my Dope Fiend
- 11 Dealing with a Coke Slut
- 12 Saviour
- 13 Search & Destroy
- 14 The Slip
- 15 We' re Gonna build this Town on Rock & Roll
Tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,recorded at Ass City Basement July 14 to 17 2006, and mixed by Mike Black
Tracks 10,11,12,13,14,15,recorded at "the speed of live",December 9 2006,at La Malterie
(Lille/France..thanks Sainto)and mixed by Mike Black..
Enginer:Mike Black (www.myspace.com/mikefromthesky)
Artwork : D. Collet