Single "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill"

"The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" - English version below

 

SumoRex/Broken Silence 2015, SR007 EP

 

Möchte man GRANT HART von den legendären HÜSKER DÜ mit einem Coversong die Ehre erweisen, kann dieser keine gewöhnliche Kopie des Originals sein. Hat sich diese Band doch nie um Genregrenzen und Erwartungshaltungen gekümmert.  

 

The Shanes haben das genial lärmige "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" in eine dunkle Countryhymne verwandelt und zugleich im dazu gedrehten Video den Text im Sinne eines trashigen Horror B-Movies zugespitzt.  

 

Wie schon bei den früheren Coversongs "Sailorman" von Turbonegro, "Love will tear us apart" von Joy Division und "Bite it you scum" von G. G. Allin gelingt es The Shanes, den Song in einer Art und Weise weiterzudenken, welche sich von der ursprünglichen Form löst und das Wesen des Stückes in einen völlig neuen Kontext überführt, der dennoch niemals den Respekt und den Geist des Orginalwerkes vermissen lässt.  

 

"The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" ist einer dieser Titel, die ihre Schönheit im Original bewusst hinter einer Wand aus Lärm verstecken. Es ist ein perfekter Popsong für Menschen, die in die Seele eines Songs sehen können.  

 

Hatte "Bite It You Scum" in der treuen G. G. Allin Gemeinde weltweit noch für massive Kontroversen gesorgt, die zwischen völliger Begeisterung und totaler Ablehnung pendelten - was G.G. Allin sicher erfreut hätte - hat "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" bereits vor Veröffentlichung den Segen des Autors bekommen: Grant Hart war seinerseits von dem Werk so begeistert, dass die Idee der Vinyl Single auf seine Initiative zurückgeht und in den USA auch über sein eigenes Label vertrieben werden wird.  

 

"The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" ehrt den Hüsker Dü, ohne diese zu kopieren und arbeitet die versteckte Schönheit der Melodie heraus, ohne sie zu trivialisieren.

 

"A very haunting re-working of one of my dearest songs. Really cool." (Grant Hart/Hüsker Dü)

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THE SHANES "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill"

 

SumoRex/Broken Silence 2015, SR007 EP

 

If want to show GRANT HART of the legendary HÜSKER DÜ your respect by covering one of his songs you can't just copy the original. After all, this is a band that has never worried about pigeon-holing or expectations.  

 

The Shanes have transformed the brilliantly raucous "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" into a dark country anthem and at the same time put a surrealistic, trashy B-movie spin on the lyrics in the accompanying video.   

 

As with their previous cover versions - "Sailor man" by Turbonegro, "Love will tear us apart" by Joy Division, and "Bite it you scum" by G.G. Allin, The Shanes  have managed to rethink the song in a way that leaves its original form behind and puts it in a completely different light while always respecting the spirit of the original.   

 

"The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" is one of those songs which, in the original,  deliberately hide their beauty behind a wall of noise. It is a perfect pop song for people who can plumb the depths of a song.  

 

While "Bite It You Scum" gave rise to world-wide controversy ranging from total enthusiasm to absolute rejection in the faithful G.G. Allin community - which would most probably have delighted G.G. Allin – "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" received the blessing of its composer even before it was released: Grant Hart liked this version so much that he came up with the idea of a vinyl single that will even be distributed through his own label in the USA.  

 

"The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" pays tribute to Hüsker Dü without copying them, and extracts the hidden beauty of the melody without downplaying it.

 

"A very haunting re-working of one of my dearest songs. Really cool." (Grant Hart/Hüsker Dü)

 

 

The Shanes 2013, "Road Worrier"

12 Tracks | Digipack mit Booklet

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Road Worrier

01. Blood on the Banjo
02. Fremantle Doctor
03. House of Whispers
04. The Dark Side Of My Soul
05. The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill
06. Train
07. Hell Ride
08. Gruelty And Grind
09. Burn It Down
10. The Big Show
11. Rock That City
12. The River

produced by Herr Dannehl, Kornelius Flowers and Matt Dawson
Kornelius Flowers: vocals, harp, guitar, 5-string-banjo, mandolin
Matt Dawson: pedal-steel, dobro, mandolin, guitars, b-vocals
Warpig Stoffregen: tenor-banjo, guitar, mandolin, b-vocals
Herr Dannehl: bass, guitars, b-vocals
Chris Birch: fiddle, guitar, b-vocals
Markus Börgermeister Schu: drums, vocals
Alex Schuster: accordion
+ Albert Lee: guitar
+ Jean-Marie Peschiutta: banjo, mandolin
+ Didi Beck: upright slap-bass
+ Yannick Thesen: accordion
+ Jürgen Theune: tuba
+ Uwe Heil: b-vocals



 

The Shanes 2009: "Squandering Youth"

14 Tracks | Digipack mit Booklet

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squandering youth - (SumoRex/Broken Silence 2009)

01. going where the action is
02. alone on my own device
03. bite it you scum
04. unfortunate one
05. the future
06. long journey
07. black heart white beat
08. hell on earth
09. baby, I
10. sailor man
11. weight on my shoulders
12. lousy bastards
13. bring me the head of zoltan narray
14. hey there, can you help me?

produced by The Shanes with Mike Butcher
Kornelius Flowers: vocals, harp, guitar, banjo
Alex Schuster: accordion, vocals
Warpig Stoffregen: guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals
Herr Dannehl: bass, vocals
Sebba Nogood: fiddle, mandolin, vocals
Markus Börgermeister Schu: drums, vocals
+ Philipp Thimm: Cello
 

 
 

 
 

The Shanes 2007: "Polka over Serbja"


17 Tracks + 2 Videos | Digipack mit Booklet

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polka over Serbja -- live in Chosebuz (SumoRex/Broken Silence 2007)

01. the haunted house of polka
02. godfather of polka
03. hard to do something noone else did before (modern times polka)
04. the road to my horizon
05. love will tear us apart
06. long haired country boy
07. tango demi
08. the big punisher?s polka
09. king of the fairies
10. my time will come
11. the ripper
12. I?m so happy and I don?t know why
13. the summer?s almost gone
14. bring me the head of zoltan narray
15. the rake
16. polka heart
17. drunkenness, drugs & polka
bonus features: live video of songs 13. &_ 14.

produced by Norbero Selbersuess and The Shanes
Kornelius Flowers: vocals, harp, guitar, banjo
Andy Diewald: accordion, vocals
Warpig Stoffregen: guitar, banjo, vocals
Herr Dannehl: bass, vocals
Sebba Nogood: fiddle
Markus Börgermeister Schu: drums, vocals
+ Ali Aslanbay: Saz

 
 

 
 

The Shanes 2005: "Pölka"

 

17 Tracks | Digipack mit Booklet

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pölka (SumoRex/Broken Silence 2005)

01. outbreak of polka
02. godfather of polka
03. the dark side of my soul
04. satisfying you
05. your dirty mind
06.  passant par paris
07. el paso de los dias
08. my little world´s on fire
09. I feel the blood
10. hands of fate
11. still a long haired country boy
12.  the rake
13. then you walked away
14. jock´s bar
15. the priests of the new polka church
16. polka overkill
17. same old stupid questions

produced by Norbero Selbersuess and The Shanes
Kornelius Flowers: vocals, harp, guitar, banjo
Thomas Rebmann: accordion, vocals
Warpig Stoffregen: guitar, banjo, vocals
Herr Dannehl: bass, vocals
Dani Gruenewald: fiddle
Steve Zender: drums, vocals
Bernie Bredin: banjo, guitar, mandolin, vocals
+ Anne Gehlen: vocals
+ Markus Kowalik: trumpet


 


 

The Shanes: 'The Haunted House of Polka'


CD im Jewel Case

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the haunted house of polka (Pinorrekk/Edel 2000)

01. the haunted house of polka
02. solsbury hill polka
03. the road to my horizon
04. I´m so happy and I don´t know why
05. armageddon of love
06. tendrement
07. padam padam polka
08. polka fire
09. tango demi
10. polka heart
11. polka baby, love me do!
12. running down the polka trail
13. the big punisher´s polka
14. modern times polka
15. polka 2000
16. polka fire reprise
17. drunkenness, drugs & polka
+ hidden track: I hate polka

produced by Norbero Selbersuess and The Shanes
Kornelius Flowers: vocals, harp, guitar
Thomas Rebmann: accordion, vocals
Pearl Snare: guitar, mandolin, vocals
Herr Dannehl: bass, vocals
Ricardo König: fiddle
Steve Zender: drums, vocals
Bernie Bredin: banjo, vocals
+ Christian Anderle: vocals
+ Martin Sons: cello
+ The Wonderbrass: trumpet, trombone, french horn
+ Die Prillianten Polka Prinzessinen: vocals
+ Bob Heil: vocals
+ Teplice Panacek: piano

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The Shanes: 'Budapest Sessions'


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budapest sessions („96 M Album“) feat. VEZÉRKAR 1996

01. running train
02. my time will come
03. gyere majd velem!
04. santiano
05. sokan megkinostak
06. nem hiànyzik senki
07. dialogue
08. don´t stop rambling!
09. ràjossz majd!
10. nastrowje!
11. polska
12. pokoljàràs
13. lelkiismeret
14. cheerful tune

produced by Béla Jànossy, The Shanes & Benito von Gruenau
Kornelius Flowers: vocals, banjo, harp, guitar
Greg Ostermann: accordion
Thomas Rebmann: accordion, vocals
Pearl Snare: guitar, mandolin, vocals
Ricardo König: fiddle
Alec Connell: drums, vocals
Herr Dannehl: bass
+ Benito von Gruenau: vocals
+ Sipos Endre: trumpet
+ Ferenc Schreck: trombone
+ Lakatos Don Francisco: banjo, vocals
+ Channel Jones: vocals
+ Kàllay Gyala: vocals

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The Shanes: 'These Days'


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these days EP (Strangewaya/Indigo 1995)

01. a glass of champagne
02. these days (I´m gonna set things right)
03. Paris s´eveille
04. tared & feathered
05. long haired country boy 95
06. king of the fairies

produced by S.L. Coe and The Shanes
Kornelius Flowers: vocals, guitar
Greg Ostermann: accordion
Thomas Rebmann: accordion, vocals
Pearl Snare: guitar, bass, mandolin, vocals
Ricardo König: fiddle
Rik Morschett: drums
Bernie Bredin: banjo, vocals

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The Shanes: 'Polka Hard'


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polka hard (Strangewaya/Indigo 1993)
01. intro
02. another senseless day
03. love will tear us apart
04. everything that dies someday comes back
05. the ripper
06. the summer´s almost gone
07. how you managed it
08. the country hell
09. the gates of hell
10. sometimes
11. l'amour d´apres
12. all there is
13. scumlane tango
14. don´t quote from the bible on judgement day
15. straight to hell
16. merrygoround

produced by Katrin Achinger
Kornelius Flowers: vocals, guitar
Thomas Rebmann: accordion, vocals
Pearl Snare: guitar, mandolin, vocals
Ricardo König: fiddle
Eck Wagler: bass, vocals
Rik Morschett: drums
Bernie Bredin: banjo
+ Katrin Achinger: vocals
+ Volker Dellwo: bagpipes

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The Shanes: 'Songs from the urban country hell'


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songs from the urban country hell (Strangeways/Indigo 1992)

01. lies
02. the streets of the oldest town
03. can you dance the polka
04. I only remember what I try to forget
05. I wished that all this rain would stop falling down on me
06. a rainy night in Moscow
07. long haired country boy 92
08. angry young men
09. turkish melody
10. call you

produced by Winny Kornberg and The Shanes
Kornelius Flowers: vocals, guitar
Thomas Rebmann: accordion, vocals
Pearl Snare: guitar, vocals
Eck Wagler: bass, vocals
Reinhold Juny: drums
Ricardo König: fiddle

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