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Charley Horse began in 1993 as an insanely inventive and experimental rock n roll project featuring Sean Wheeler, Scott ‘Chopper’ Franklin and Mickey Petralia. The three locked themselves in their sonic laboratory and took old rockabilly & blues loops, added Hot Rod flick and Film Noir dialog clips & sound effects and topped it all off with gritty, dark lyrical ramblings that became 10 tales of life on the riled side. Unfortunately the trio was called away from the project, Sean forming Throwrag, Chopper joining the Cramps and Mickey producing such hit makers as Beck, Rage Against the Machine and Peaches.
Fast forward 12 years to 2005 and these recordings are released as “Unholy Roller” on Acetate Records. Sean & Chopper got together some friends to film the video for “Bad Ass Dad”, and Corey Parks, Rick Ballard and Dino Guerrero decided they had such a blast that they wanted to help unleash this fury upon an unsuspecting world. After a few American tours and a European jaunt the band entered into two recording studios (one with producer Cameron Webb of Motorhead and Social Distortion note) to slam away at their newly written material. In the end the band emerged with 10 more titles, this time forgoing the loops and samples for a more organic, roots-based sound, and booked another European tour. But this time the planets didn’t align for the gang, and the tour was called off, and the Charley Horse members went off to wreak havoc in their own prospective ways.
Now that its 2011 Sean and Chopper have decided that Charley Horse shall bring forth the new record “Professional Sinners”, this time a Limited Edition, Screen Printed, Autographed & Numbered lp on Ratchet Blade Records, and gave it a 2011 release. The songs are classic Charley Horse: soulful, edgy punk rock-n-roll, and include a cover of Tom Waits’ Cramps-inspired anthem “Goin’ Out West”. Expect some live shows with the same intense energy, along with some surprises along the way, none of which can, or should, be predicted.
released January 1, 2011
Sean Wheeler -vocals
Chopper Franklin - guitar, bass, vocs
Rick Ballard - guitar, vocs
Corey Parks - bass, vocs
Dino Guerrero - drums
Francis Cronin - bass
Mike Malone - piano, harmonica
Produced by Cameron Webb
and Charley Horse
Engineered by Cameron Webb and Rick Parker
Recorded at Maple Sound Studios, Santa Ana, Ca., Sandbox Studios, Hollywood, Ca. & the Devil’s Doghouse, Echo Park, Ca.
MASTERED BY MARK CHALECKI @ LITTLE RED BOOK
Cover Art and Digital Booklet by Chop House Design
Cover photo by Maggie St. Thomas
Charley Horse began in 1993 as an insanely inventive and experimental rock n roll project featuring Sean Wheeler, Chopper
Franklin & Mickey Petralia. Unfortunately the trio was called away from the project, Sean forming Throwrag, Chopper joining The Cramps and Mickey producing such hit makers as Beck, Rage Against the Machine and Peaches, now joined by Corey Parks, Rick Ballard and Dino Guerrero....more