Powder Monkeys "Smashed On A Knee" LP


Their 1993 debut 'Smashed On A Knee' has been out of print for 15 years. Newly remastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current/Total Control), giving it the definition and punch the original unfortunately lacked, as well as three fantastic bonus cuts: a rare version of Isaac Hayes' "I Thank You" (played ZZ Top/Motorhead-style), as well as markedly different versions of album tracks, "Another Nite In Hell" and "Atomic Resolution".

One of the shining lights of Australian rock & roll in the 1990s, they released two albums on the renowned Melbourne-based Dog Meat, then one on the Swedish House Of Kicks label later that decade (they toured Europe with The Hellacopters and MC5's Wayne Kramer), as well as a couple of EPs and live discs on various labels. Formed in 1991, originally as a 5-piece, and featured members John Nolan (ex-Bored!) and Tim Hemensley (ex-GOD, Bored!) throughout their whole lifespan ('91-2003). Their sound was a dynamic combination of Detroit rock & roll (Stooges/MC5), '70s Aussie hard rock (Coloured Balls/Aztecs/Rose Tattoo), American punk (Dictators/Black Flag) and the bass-heavy roar of prime Motorhead. As an organic musical unit, they were a force of nature.

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