The Gonedaddys are a four-piece rock group based in New York.
Comprised of Garrett Uhlenbrock, a.k.a. Skinny Bones (vocals/guitar),
Doug Wapner (guitar/vocals), Thomaxe Goze (bass/vocals), and Johnny
Watson (drums), the band’s sound has been compared to classic punk
rock outfits from the NY scene of the 70s (i.e. CBGB’s, Max’s Kansas
City, etc.), but with an unmistakable modern flare. In support of
their debut record “Shot My TV” (2009) released on CD by the Italian
label Nicotine Records and on vinyl by Tornado Ride Records, The
Gonedaddys are hard at work preparing for their upcoming European
tour. The band has received much attention due to front man Skinny
Bones’ colorful past.
Skinny has been strumming away since 1978. His first recording was
pressed on vinyl and appeared in 1982, but he is best known for
co-writing "The Job that Ate my Brain" (which was featured on MTV's
hit animated show "Daria" in the episode, "It Happened One Nut"),
"Anxiety”, and "Have a Nice Day" with Marky Ramone for the RAMONES’
albums "Mondo Bizzaro" and "Adios Amigos". After Dee Dee left the
Ramones he teamed up with Skinny to write 12 songs for a new studio
project. Skinny also played in Joey Ramone’s "Resistance" side
After the Ramones breakup, Marky and Skinny formed The Intruders,
recorded a debut album, and toured the world. At their peak, Marky and
Skinny opened for the Sex Pistols in Brazil (video clip below). A
guest guitar appearance on Mercury Revs' "Deserter’s Songs" showcases
the versatility of his playing, and while working with members of
"Agit Pop", Skinny engineered and performed on Vic Chesnutt's "About
to Choke" for Capitol records. He has opened for The Ramones, The Sex
Pistols, The Misfits, Patti Smith, Bad Religion, Sick of it All, The
Lemonheads, Biohazard, Fishbone, and Cypress Hill, to name a few.
Having played such renowned local venues as Irving Plaza, The Knitting
Factory, CBGB’s, and The Bearsville Theatre, Skinny is no stranger to
the thriving NY scene from which he came. Skinny’s latest effort with
The Gonedaddys provides a refreshing take on the classic punk sound of
New York City.
Shot My TV
- 1 The Shakes
- 2 Shes Working Me Over
- 3 On The Roof
- 4 Shit In My Head
- 5 How To Be A Punk
- 6 Lantern Light
- 7 Luv Me Like Darth Vader
- 8 I Wanna Pet Cats For A Living
- 9 Last Time
- 10 Time Wont Let Me Wait
- 11 Telephone
- 12 Big Hotel
- 13 Nothing Is Innocent (Bonus Track)
Written /recorded and produced by Skinny Bones, Shot My TV marks the
return of this young new york punk rock veteran whose songwriting and
guitar playing skills have already marked a couple of generations of
music fans around the world.
Introduced by musician and record producer Bill Laswell to Dee Dee
Ramone in 1989, Skinny Bones co-wrote and recorded several songs with
Dee Dee before teaming up with Marky Ramone , co-writing The Job That
Ate My Brain and Anxiety for the Ramones’ album Mondo Bizarro in 1992.
A few years later the two of them co-wrote Have A Nice Day for Adios
Amigos, the final Ramones album before fronting Marky’s solo band the
In the meantime, Skinny had also formed a partnership with Joey Ramone
with whom he played in the band Resistance. Joey and Skinny played and
recorded together until Joey’s tragic death.
Shot My TV features 12 new tracks which will please any punk rock fan
around the world. Think Johnny Thunders, Stiv Bators, Ramones, and
good old 50’s rock’n’roll. The CD also features a bonus track
co-written with Dee Dee Ramone.
Far from the usual self-important musician attitude, Skinny Bones
gives all the wannabes, copycats and tattooed posers a good lesson in
humility with a really cool, fun, witty and nicely crafted album. A
must have, and certainly a very refreshing alternative to the
soul-less gutless, overproduced nonsense which is shoved down our
throats on a daily basis.
Skinny Bones is already planning on touring
extensively to promote this new album while writing songs for the next
one. (Thom 'thomaxe' Goze)
Recorded and mixed spring 2009 by Garrett Uhlenbrock at the Rocket Shack in New York.
Cover photo of “Elvis Presley’s TV at Graceland” and “Gun over Little Italy, NYC”
by Laura Pepitone. All songs written by Skinny Bones except bonus track
“Nothing is Innocent” by Dee Dee Ramone and Skinny Bones