THE ZANTEES / THE A-BONES





THE ZANTEES : SINGLES

EVATONE/GOLDMINE SOUNDSHEET 1   Francene / (reverse by Ral Donner: So Much Lovin')
(Goldmine magazine’s 5th anniversary flexidisc)
  
1979 US
LITTLE RICKY MT 8000 (p/s) Rockin' In The House / Mornin' Light 1980 US
FINNVOX/POKO INTERNATIONAL INTER 1 (white label test pressing) I Thought It Over / Francene 1981 FIN 
POKO INTERNATIONAL INTER 1 (p/s) I Thought It Over / Francene 1981 FIN 




THE A-BONES : SINGLES

NORTON 45-008 (p/s) Button Nose / I'm Snowed 1991 US
CRUDDY RECORDS/POPLLAMA CR-04 (p/s) Take Up The Slack, Daddy-O! / (reverse by Girl Trouble: Sister Mary Motorcycle) 1991 US
GIANT CLAW GCS-010 (p/s) The World's Greatest Sinner / Shanty Tramp
(blue colored vinyl, limited edition of 1,000, released with inner sleeve)
1992 AUS
NORTON 45-021 (p/s) The Claw / Spooks-A-Poppin' Theme 1993 US
BEDROCK BED 001 (33rpm, p/s) Get Home Girl / Guess I'm Falling In Love 1993 UK
SCREAMING APPLE SCAP 022 (p/s) Come On, Come On / Hekawi / Daddy Wants A Cold Beer 1993 GER
ESTRUS ES 740 (p/s) "Here They Come!": Louie Go Home / Maintaining My Cool 1993 US
DIG! DI-702 (p/s) Questions I Can't Answer / Mark Of The Squealer 1993 FRA
GET HIP GH-160 (p/s) She Said Yeah / (reverse by The Mystic Eyes: I Would Marry You Today) 1993 US
BAYLOR BAY 10 (p/s) "Gossip And Rumors": Gossip, Gossip, Gossip / (reverse by Southern Culture on the Skids: Rumors Of Surf)  1993 US
LANCE ROCK LRR 0010 (p/s) Hully Gully / Baby Doll
(a-side feat. backing vocals by Sachiko from The 5.6.7.8's)
1994 CAN 
DEMOLITION DERBY DD 005 (p/s) Bad Boy / Come Back 1994 BEL
SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY S.F.T.R.I. 220 (p/s) Don't Need No Job / Wah-Hey ! 1994 US
1 + 2 EP 042 (R-360205) Bamboo Rock'n'Roll / Hep Cat  (colored red vinyl) 2000 JPN
NORTON (ROLLING STONES COVER SINGLES SERIES) 45-9649  Miss Amanda Jones / (reverse by The Rotting Stumps: My Obsession) 2004 US
NORTON 45-151 (p/s) Shallow Grave / Rockin' Satellite 2009 US
NORTON 45-183 (p/s) MIRIAM: My Love Has Gone / There Goes My Babe 2014 US




THE ZANTEES / THE A-BONES : EP'S

MIDNIGHT MID 4501 (p/s)   THE ZANTEES  (12" EP)
Tic Tac Toe / Money To Burn / Stop Look And Listen / Broken Heart
(tracks 1-2 from the LP 'Rhythm Bound', tracks 3-4 recorded live at Manny's, NYC)  
1984 US
EXILE EX10EP 03 (p/s) THE A-BONES: TEMPO TANTRUM  (10" EP)
Gonna Be Loved / Froggy Went A Courtin' / Betty Lou Got A New Tattoo / Lordy Hoody  
1986 GER 




THE ZANTEES : ALBUMS

BOMP! RECORDS BLP-4009 THE ZANTEES: OUT FOR KICKS  (LP)
I Thought It Over / Cruisin' / Francene / Blonde Bombshell / Up The River / All Because Of You / Please Give Me Something / Bessie Mae / Big Green Car / Gas Up / Watch My Baby / Lost Highway / Baby Let's Move
(recorded at Songshop Studio, N.Y.C., Summer 1980, feat. Peter Holsapple piano on 'Cruisin'', 'Big Green Car' & 'Gas Up')
-- UK edition: Charly CR 30214, 1981/Finnish edition: Poko International ZANTEE 2, 1981/reissue: Line 5073, 19?? GER --
12/1980 US
MIDNIGHT MIR 101 THE ZANTEES: RHYTHM BOUND  (LP)
Tic Tac Toe / Crazy Carol / I Need A Man / Money To Burn / Oh! Miss Crabtree / Let's Go Get It Tonite / Crawdad Hole / Ruby's Place / Fat Gal Boogie / Baby She's Gone / I'm Ready / Gotta Gotta Gotta Be Mine / Speed Limit / Teenage Letter
(featuring Billy Hancock:harmony vcls on 'Crawdad Hole', Gene Taylor:pno on 'Let's Go' & 'Teenage Letter', and Andy Shernoff:bs on 'Ruby's Place'; Miriam Linna:lead vcls on 'I Need A Man' & 'I'm Ready')
-- Dutch edition: Rockhouse RHLP 8401, 1984 (incl. the track 'Dontcha Mess With Me' instead of 'Speed Limit') --
1983 US




THE A-BONES : ALBUMS

NORTON ED-206 THE A-BONES: FREE BEER FOR LIFE!  (MLP)
Darlene / Devil Dance / A-Bomp Bop / Mumbo Jumbo / Spinning My Wheels / Lug Nuts
1988 US
NORTON ED/CED-219 THE A-BONES: THE LIFE OF RILEY - 15 KABOOMIN' HITS!!  (LP/CD)
That Jim / Shamrock / My Dawgy Heap / The Bee / The Monkey's Uncle / Satellite Dish / Time Machine / Rough Cut / She's Gotta Be Boss / Jugue / El Kabong / Button Nose / I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up / Go Betty Go / Go Go Go For Louie's Place
-- reissued in Japan by 1+2 Records with bonus tracks --
1991/1993 US
NORTON ED/CED-223 THE A-BONES: MUSIC MINUS FIVE  (LP/CD)
Bird Doggin' / The Claw / Donut Run / You Oughta Know / Little Bo Pete / Hully Gully / Get Home Girl / Come On / Flea Bitten Annie / I Must Be Dreamin' / Who The Heck / Bonomo Twine Time / Oasis Pt.3 / In The USA
-- reissued in Japan by 1+2 Records with bonus tracks from the mini-LP 'Free Beer For Life!' --
1993 US
NORTON ED-224 THE A-BONES: I WAS A TEENAGE MUMMY  (LP)
Mum's The Word / Homicide / Kash-miriam / Bandstand Rocket / Firewater / Mark Of The Squealer / The Fez Man Walks / Little Egypt / Oh Wendy
-- cd reissue (with bonus tracks): Norton CED-224, 2005 US --
1993 US
NORTON ED/CED-254 THE A-BONES: CRASH THE PARTY  (LP/CD)
Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock / Wild Wild Lover / Money, Money / She Cried For Me / Ittie Bittie Everything / Gossip Gossip Gossip / I'm Doubtful Of Your Love / Button Nose (live, cd-bonus) / The Star Of The Show / Steady With Betty / Crash The Party / Knock Three Times / Bundle Of Love / Hey High School Baby / Call The Zoo / Spin The Bottle / I'm Gonna Move (cd bonus) / Come Back / Button Nose (studio version)
1997 US
NORTON CED-310 THE A-BONES: DADDY WANTS A COLD BEER...AND OTHER MILLION SELLERS  (2-CD)
Don't Need No Job / Questions I Can't Answer / The World's Greatest Sinner (with Timothy Carey) / Shanty Tramp / Bamboo Rock And Roll / Spooks-A-Poppin' Theme / Maintaining My Cool / She Said Yeah / Wah-Hey / Guess I'm Falling In Love / Baby Doll / Daddy Wants A Cold Beer / Louie Go Home / Hep Cat / I'm Snowed / Bad Boy / Take Up The Slack Daddy-O / Hekawi / Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love* / Monkey Man* / A White T-Shirt And A Pink Carnation* / Third Pint From The Sun* / Free Beer For Life Radio Spot * Disc Two: We're Gonna Get Married (rec. in 2004 with The 5.6.7.8's)* / Squat With Me Baby (with The Great Gaylord) / Do De Squat (with The Great Gaylord) / Judy (with Rudy Grayzell) / Why Why Why (with Rudy Grayzell) / You're Gone (with Rudy Grayzell) / One Mile (with Rudy Grayzell) / Mama Rock (with Johnny Powers) / New Spark (with Johnny Powers) / Stop It Baby (with Roy Loney) / You Know What You Can Do (with Roy Loney) / Jump Into The River (with Roy Loney) / Smoke Rings (with Roy Loney) / Made In The Shade (with Roy Loney)* / Rock The Boat / Drive In / You Can't Beat It / All Night Long / Genocide / It's A Hard Life* / The Only Asshole (Alone At The Dance)* / Teenage Head (with Roy Loney)* / Oh Canada
(*=previously unissued)
2004 US
NORTON CED-224 THE A-BONES: I WAS A TEENAGE MUMMY  (CD)
Mum's The Word / Homicide / Kash-miriam / Bandstand Rocket / Firewater / Mark Of The Squealer / The Fez Man Walks / Little Egypt / Oh Wendy / Gonna Be Loved / Froggy / Betty Lou Got A New Tattoo / Lordy Hoody / The Flying Fish / Sinner's Theme (prev. unissued) / Wendy's Theme (prev. unissued) / Radio Spots #1 & #2
(extended cd reissue of 1993 LP)
2005 US
NORTON ED/CED-345 THE A-BONES: NOT NOW!  (LP/CD)
Geraldine / Restless / He Sure Could Hypnotize / Bad Times / Shallow Grave / Jupiter Bulldog / The Rooster / Bing Bong (There's A Party Goin' On) / Cat Nip (with Dave 'Baby' Cortez) / Outcast / Granny Tops 'Em At The Hop / Stolen Moments / The Lover's Curse / Don't Talk About Him / Six Long Weeks
2009 US
NORTON ED/CED-393 THE A-BONES: EARS WIDE SHUT  (LP/CD)
Questions I Can't Answer / Henrietta / Just A Little Bit Of You / Oh Yeah / Luci Baines / Come Back Baby / Lula Baby / Tulane / Little School Boy / Catahoula Stomp / Thunder / Four O'clock Baby / Sorry
2014 US
NORTON ED/CED-397 MIRIAM: NOBODY'S BABY  (LP/CD)
My Love Has Gone / So Lonely / So You Say You Lost Your Baby / There Goes My Babe / Cut And Come Again / Walking Down The Street / I'm Nobody's Baby Now / I Never Told You / Let Him Go Now / It Happens Every Time / Questioningly / Not For Me
2014 US




THE ZANTEES / THE A-BONES (AND RELATED) : COMPILATIONS

BOMP! RECORDS BLP 4016/2 V/A: EXPERIMENTS IN DESTINY  (2-LP)
The Zantees: Cruisin'
1980 US
ROCKHOUSE LPL 8204 V/A: AMERICAN NEO-ROCKABILLIES  (LP)
The Zantees: Please Give Me Something / Big Green Car
1982 HOL
DISC'AZ AZ/2 428 V/A: BEST OF BOMP!  (LP)
The Zantees: Cruisin'
1982 FRA
DISQUES AZ 2461 V/A: AMERICAN NEO-ROCKABILLIES  (LP)
The Zantees: Please Give Me Something / Big Green Car
1982 FRA
VOXX 200 019 V/A: BATTLE OF THE GARAGES, VOL.2  (LP)
The Fezmen (=The Zantees): So Easy Baby (c. 1978 demo recording)
1984 US
DEMILO RECORDS DEMILO-0004 V/A: SMILES, VIBES AND HARMONY - A TRIBUTE TO THE BYRDS  (LP/CD)
The A-Bones: Drive In
1990 US
NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE CLEO 4  V/A: CLAM CHOWDER & ICE VS. BIG MACS & BOMBERS  (LP/CD)
The A-Bones: Homicide
1991 US
DOG MEAT RECORDS DOG 026 V/A: GROIN’ THUNDER - TROGGS TRIBUTE  (2-LP/CD)
The A-Bones: You Can't Beat It
1992 US
MAJOR FLASH MF107 (promo) V/A: GOLDMINE 1992 MUSIC SAMPLER  (CD)
The A-Bones: The Bee
1992 US
NORTON ED/CED-234 V/A: TURBAN RENEWAL - A TRIBUTE TO SAM THE SHAM & THE PHARAOHS  (2-LP/CD) 
The A-Bones: (I'm In With The) Out Crowd / Rudy 'Tutti' Grayzell Y Los A-Bones: Wooly Bully
1994 US
PRAVDA CD 6350 V/A: STAR POWER!  (CD)
The A-Bones: Rock The Boat
1994 US
VOXX VCD 2067 V/A: BATTLE OF THE GARAGES, PART 1  (CD)
The Fezmen (=The Zantees): So Easy Baby
1994 US
NITRO! NITRO 002 V/A: SHUT THE GATE, SUZY, AND DON'T LET ME IN  (CD)
The A-Bones: Bad Boy
(Note: The A-Bones track doesn't appear on vinyl LP version of this compilation)
1996 BEL 
MUNSTER MR 005 V/A: THE SURF & SKATE RIOT  (LP)
The A-Bones: Genocide
199? SPA
WORRY BIRD CD 23 V/A: STOCK FOOTAGE - MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF ROGER CORMAN  (CD)
The A-Bones: All Night Long
2000 US
THE WIND 002 V/A: DADDY ROCKING STRONG - A TRIBUTE TO NOLAN STRONG AND THE DIABLOS  (CD)
The A-Bones: Real True Love
2010 US




THE ZANTEES / THE A-BONES (AND RELATED) : SESSION WORKS

TMQ 721127 (bootleg) THE CRAMPS LP: CBGB'S - TRADE MARK OF QUALITY RECORDS
The Way I Walk / Love Me / Domino / What's Behind The Mask / Don't Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk / Teenage Werewolf / Sunglasses After Dark / T.V. Set / Jungle Hop / Strychnine / Teenage Werewolf / I'm Cramped / Surfin' Bird
(recorded live, 2 sets at CBGB's, June 10, 1977, featuring Miriam Linna on drums)
19??
CAVE RECORDS 001 (bootleg) THE CRAMPS LP: TALES FROM THE CRAMPS
What's Behind The Mask (studio outtake, June 1977) / Love Me (studio outtake, June 1977) / Teenage Werewolf (studio outtake, June 1977) / Sunglasses After Dark (studio outtake, June 1977) / T.V. Set (studio outtake, June 1977) / Don't Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk (live at CBGB’s 1977)
(featuring Miriam Linna on drums)
19??
no label (bootleg, matrix AE 31611/4-31612/4) THE CRAMPS LP: 1976 DEMO SESSION W/ GIRL DRUMMER MIRIAM
Don't Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk / I Was A Teenage Werewolf / Sunglasses After Dark / Love Me / Domino / What's Behind The Mask / I Can Hardly Stand It / I See You On My TV Set
(possibly from the 6/1977 demo session)
19??
FAMOUS LUX 102 (p/s) THE CRAMPS 45: Hurricane Fighter Plane / I'm Cramped
(recorded live at Max's, Kansas City, January 1977 featuring Miriam Linna on drums)
19??
NORTON ED/CED-203 HASIL ADKINS LP/CD: THE WILD MAN
Chicken Flop (with Miriam Linna: "chicken" dms) / Punch Wunchy Wickey Wackey Woo / Matchbox / Wild Wild Friday Night (with The A-Bones)
(recorded in March & June 1986 at Coyote Studios, NYC)
1987/2004 US
NORTON 45-007 (p/s) GREAT GAYLORD WITH THE A-BONES 45: Squat With Me Baby / Do De Squat 1991 US
NORTON 45-011 (p/s) RUDY 'TUTTI' GRAYZELL WITH THE A-BONES EP: TEXAS KOOL KAT
Texas Kool Kat / Judy / Why Why Why / You're Gone / One Mile
1992 US
NORTON 45-016 (p/s) JOHNNY POWERS WITH THE A-BONES 45: Mama Rock / New Spark 1992 US
NORTON 45-019 (p/s) ROY LONEY WITH THE A-BONES EP: BOY MEETS BONES
Stop It Baby / You Know What You Can Do / Jump Into The Rivers / Smoke Rings
(also released as limited 12" edition of 99 copies on "hideous barfed up soda color wax", without cover, sold only at 1993 Garage Shock Festival)
1992 US
SKYDOG/ICHIBAN SKY 3103-2 MOE TUCKER CD: DOGS UNDER STRESS
(featuring Miriam Linna on background vocals/drums)
-- reissue: New Rose CD 422492, 1999 FRA --
1993 US
SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY 424 THE VIKINGS CD: GO BESERK!
(featuring Miriam Linna & Billy Miller on background vocals)
1996 US
MUSIC AVENUE 5006 MOE TUCKER CD: WAITING FOR MY MEN
(compilation; featuring Miriam Linna on background vocals/drums)
2004 FRA
NORTON (ROLLING STONES COVER SINGLES SERIES) 45-9650 ANDRE WILLIAMS & THE A-BONES 45: The Spider And The Fly / (reverse by The Greasy Chickens: Andre's Blues) 2004 US
VENGEANCE 677 THE CRAMPS 2-CD: HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER
I Was A Teenage Werewolf / Can't Hardly Stand It (recorded in October 1976, feat. Miriam Linna on drums) / Don't Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk / I Was A Teenage Werewolf / Sunglasses After Dark / Jungle Hop / Domino / Love Me / Strychnine / TV Set / I'm Cramped
(recorded live at Max's, Kansas City, on January 14, 1977, featuring Miriam Linna on drums)
2004 US
NORTON ED/CED 323 MARY WEISS WITH REIGNING SOUND LP/CD: DANGEROUS GAME
(featuring Miriam Linna & Billy Miller on background vocals)
2007 US
THE WIND 002 ANDRE WILLIAMS WITH THE A-BONES LP: V/A: DADDY ROCKING STRONG - A TRIBUTE TO NOLAN STRONG AND THE DIABLOS
The Way You Dog Me Around
2010 US


Group line-ups featuring Billy Miller & Miriam Linna:
- The Cramps, 1976-1977: Lux Interior:vcl, Ivy Rorschach:gtr, Bryan Gregory:gtr, Miriam Linna:dms
Linna, who hadn't ever played the drums before, replaced Pam 'Balam' Gregory in September 1976, and appeared on the Cramps' debut gig at the CBGB's (supporting Suicide) on November 1, 1976. In June 1977 the group recorded a demo session with Richard Robinson (the Flaming Groovies' producer). After performing again (this time as headliners) at the CBGB's in July 1977, Linna left the group, and she was replaced by Nick Knox (Nicholas Stephanoff).

- Nervus Rex, 1977-1978: Trixie A. Baum:vcl/gtr, Diane Athey:bs, Miriam Linna:dms

- The Fezmen/The Zantees, 1978-1984: Billy Miller:vcl, Paul Statile:gtr, Bill Statile:gtr, Chuck Forssi/
Rob Norris (1st LP)/Mike Lewis/Jumpin' James Stephanik:bs (2nd LP), Jimmy DeVito/Miriam Linna:dms/vcl
The group did one demo recording as The Fezmen. The original drummer Jimmy DeVito was replaced by Miriam Linna after one gig. The original bassist Chuck Forssi was the brother of Love's Ken Forssi. He was replaced by Rob Norris, who was the last Velvet Underground bassist and later founded the Bongos. A onetime-member was also ex-DMZ and Lyres-bassist Mike Lewis.

- The A-Bones, 1985-: Billy Miller:vcl, Bruce Bennett:gtr, Dave Lenker:pno, Mike Lewis (1st EP)/
Marcus 'The Carcass' Natale:bs, Miriam Linna:dms/vcl, Lars Espensen:sax


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Bruce Bennett | Jeffrey Lee Pierre

Published sources: Rumble 2/1995 | Too Much Noise #27 (4/1989)

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