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Rock City Angels


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Ringo Jukes : Bateria
Mike Barnette : Guitarra
Andy Panik : Baixo
Bobby Durango : Vocais

Young Man’s Blues (CD - 1988)
Rock City Angels (CD - 1999)

Existem rumores um tanto quanto bizarros acerca do Rock City Angels… Sua história remete aos anos 1980, quando o vocalista Bobby Bondage e o baixista Andy Panik’s, impressionados após assistirem ao famoso documentário sobre Heavy Metal, “The Decline Of Western Civilization”, decidiram montar o grupo The Abusers.

Ainda que inicialmente tocasse Punk Rock, aos poucos a banda vai adotando um visual mais glam e inserindo linhas melódicas típicas do Hard Rock à sujeira de sua proposta. Também passou a se chamar Rock City Angels, que foi firmando uma forte reputação ao sul da Flórida a ponto de sua demo atrair a atenção da New Renaissance Records, que ofereceu um contrato ao pessoal.

Assim sendo, logo em seguida o grupo se mudou para a Flórida, onde começou a conquistar sua nova base de fãs. De Bondage, Bobby passou a ser Durango, e foi nessa época que o precoce Johnny Depp (é, aquele ator!) ingressou no então Rock City Angels, isso antes de conquistar a fama no cinema.

E foi mais ou menos na época em que gravaram seu primeiro disco que as esquisitices começaram a acontecer. Antes do lançamento, a gerente da New Renaissance, Anne Boleyn, passou a receber constantes ameaças contra sua vida e foi informada que a Geffen Records era a mandante. A moça segurou as pontas, mas quando seu carro foi jogado para fora da estrada, ela simplesmente cedeu às pressões.


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  • andrewferstman

    i like cats n boots.infact i had a band called rumble train with cats n boots drummer randy also featured 2 other rock city angels members from the young mans blooze album besides myself,they were mike barnes -lead guitar and doug band-rhythm also featured canadian born vocalist james parker.its on youtube under rumble train,please check it out if ya like rock city angels and cats n boots.bobby durango lives deep inside my heart forever!-andy panic

    27 Jan 2014 Responder
  • junkie-byproxy

    I don't ever remember there being a 'sea of cover bands' down here in Ft Lauderdale in 1980 at all. In fact that was the year I moved here from NYC and the underground scene here was fucking cool. The Abusers were great RCA too.

    30 Jul 2013 Responder
  • PhatBasta

    R.I.P....Keep making that music on the other side..!

    18 Set 2012 Responder
  • puddledumpling

    R.I.P. b-durango from one of many fans

    12 Jun 2012 Responder
  • b-durango

    FINALLY!!! Our similar artists have finally got a little closer to reality! No more "Cats in Boots", Hoorah!

    9 Jan 2012 Responder
  • b-durango

    Get the MONDOPHONICS "7 vinyl record at or on CDBaby, big, dumb rock at it's finest!

    15 Nov 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    We are now accepting pre-orders for the 1st Mondophonics, my new Memphis band's single, out by the end of the month. Each record will be numbered, signed and a real bargain at $5 as the price might go up a bit after distribution. This will be the first of five singles, a series, and if you don't have a turntable you will be able to download on CDBaby, iTune or Amazon or even get a download card with a few extra surprises!

    20 Out 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    Turns out we can't let you hear Midnight Confessions because we're getting ripped off by the digital distributer of FNA Records, so if you buy this album, please buy a hardcopy, (cd) of it!

    20 Out 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    We will soon have some songs for you to preview of Midnight Confessions, available at FNA Records and CDBaby!

    11 Set 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    Who the fuck are "Cat's in Boots" and why are we linked to them? It's a joke, right?

    7 Set 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    Working on the Almighty MondoPhonics page now! You can check us out at Face Book,Reverb Nation and follow us on SoundCloud!

    5 Set 2011 Responder
  • nastyroker

    This band is GREAT!!!

    1 Jul 2011 Responder
  • lion6869

    Mondophonics? Set it up! Wanna hear it.

    17 Jun 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    PUNKROCK'N'SOUL for 30 years and still going STRONG>>>> Now get ready for my new band as well, MONDOPHONICS, coming to a Last FM page near you. I play guitar in this straight up full fury rock band comin' to ya straight outta MEMPHIS!

    12 Jun 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    I love our fans! I started a disaster relief fund for our friends in Birmingham, Alabama that were left homeless by the recent tornados and floods, by contributing 15% of sales of the Jim Dickinson mix of "Young Man's Blues" and "Use Once & Destroy'. Folks on FaceBook all over the world have helped out, just amazing. Anyone interested, just send me your e-mail addy and I'll send out an invoice. Show your love and we'll show you ours by turning you on to the revolutionary punkrock'n'soul we're known for. Power to the People!!! BD

    28 Mai 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    I really don't understand the whole "similar artists" section; we have absolutely nothing in common with 85% of the artists selected. I mean, come on! "Cats in Boots"? "Pretty Boy Floyd"? We have more in common with "Social Distortion", "Rocket From The Crypt", "Supersuckers", etc. than with any of these bands. I just don't see the connection and that includes "Young Man's Blues" RCA continues to evolve with every album, maybe someday the world will catch up...

    18 Abr 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    And here it is, your FREE download of our first round of demos, often called the Glam Album, (1983). PLEASE DO NOT BUY this album! The money is going to a disreputable label that's been ripping us off for years. Now that you've heard that, maybe it's time for some new stuff. Check out "Use Once and Destroy" to see how the band has grown. BD

    22 Fev 2011 Responder
  • b-durango

    Just got of the road, Rock City Angels just finished touring the southeast. Played with some fantastic bands, River City Tanlines, Danny Choctaw and the Zoobombs to name just a few. This made for some excellent shows. Can't wait to do it again!

    3 Dez 2010 Responder
  • paganraygun

    Get the behind-the-scenes story on the new Rock City Angels CD "Midnight Confessions" from The Nashville Bridge!

    10 Nov 2010 Responder
  • b-durango

    Please DO NOT BUY the ROCK CITY ANGELS "Glam Album" off of ITunes and elsewhere. We will gladly give it to you for FREE! When you buy this album you are only ripping off the band along with Anne Bolynne from New Rennaisance. The only OFFICIAL RCA releases are "Young Mans Blues",(1988), "Use Once And Destroy",(2008) and "Midnight Confessions", (2010). Thank you.

    22 Out 2010 Responder
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