BUN E. CARLOS OF CHEAP TRICK TO RELEASE “GREETINGS FROM BUNEZUELA!” ON JUNE 24TH
Cheap Trick drummer and 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bun E. Carlos announces the release of his new solo album, Greetings From Bunezuela!, on June 24th, 2016 on Entertainment One Music.
The collection features 13 rock songs, 10 of which are covers, including Armenia in The Sky (The Who), Idea (The Bee Gees), plus other soon to be former obscurities.
The album features Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Xeno (original Cheap Trick vocalist), Hanson, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), John Stirratt (Wilco), Nicholas Tremulis, Alex Dezen (Damnwells), Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day), and members of Candy Golde and the Monday Night Band.
The first single, Do Something Real, features Robert Pollard on vocals, and is a remake of a solo Pollard song that was released in 1999. Listen to the song here.
Carlos is the drummer for the legendary rock band Cheap Trick, drumming on countless hits like I Want You To Want Me, Surrender, Dream Police, and If You Want My Love.
In 2009, Bun E. Carlos joined Tinted Windows with Hanson singer Taylor Hanson, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, and Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger. The critically acclaimed power-pop band released an eponymous record and played several shows.
In 2011, Bun E. Carlos joined Candy Golde with Nicholas Tremulis, John Stirratt (Wilco), Rick Rizzo, (Eleventh Dream Day), and Mark Greenburg (The Coctails). Candy Golde released a 5-song EP, 10” record, debuted at SxSW, and still record and perform, though sporadically.
Tracklisting for Greetings From Bunezuela! (order subject to change):
Do Something Real – Robert Pollard Lead Vocal (Robert Pollard solo)
Him Or Me – featuring Hanson (Paul Revere & The Raiders)
Armenia In The Sky – John Stirratt Lead Vocal (The Who)
I Love You No More – Alex Dezen Lead Vocal (The Blackstones)
Tell Me – Alejandro Escovido Lead Vocal (The Rolling Stones)
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, A Train To Cry – Dave Pirner Lead Vocal (Bob Dylan)
Let The Mystery Be – Xeno Lead Vocal (Iris DeMent)
Idea – Robert Pollard Lead Vocal (The Bee Gees)
Le Cactus – Nicholas Tremulis Lead Vocal (Jacque DuTronc)
I Can Only Give You Everything – Rick Rizzo Lead Vocal (Them)
Slow Down – Alejandro Escovido Lead Vocal (Alejandro Escovedo)
Count On Me – Xeno Lead Vocal (Fra Lippo Lippi)
I Don’t Mind – Alex Dezen Lead Vocal (Alex Dezen)
Holy crap!!! This is awesome. I’ve listened to the new track and it’s pretty cool.