Armitage Shanks - Shank's Pony

Shank's Pony

Armitage Shanks

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 14 tracks £8.99
Download Album (mp3) 14 tracks £7.99
Download Album (wav) 14 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

Description

Armitage Shanks - Shank's Pony

What can you say about Armitage Shanks a band named after a fine bit of porcelain..... well quite a lot actually.

Formed in Snodland, Kent in early 1991, good mates of Billy Childish they released their first single Do You Want Some Fuckin’ Shirts Off Or What (with Childish on Vocals) in early 1993, they became the support band at Thee Headcoats London shows at the now legendary Wild Western Room in Archway (mainly because Dick drove Thee Headcoats van).

They recorded and mixed their debut album Takin’ The Piss (Damgood 34) in three and a half hours at Toe Rag Studios (still a record I believe), Mr Childish twiddled the knobs while they drunk excessively. A fantastic album, still one of the best albums ever on DG.

From there on there was no stopping them, playing to over 20 people sometimes at their own shows in London, they then headed out on their first (and only) UK tour, drinking their way around the country followed by a full European tour the year after.

They did a punk covers album for Vinyl Japan in which they anhiliated 20 punk classics (a couple of the roughest out-takes appear on the CD version of Takin’ The Piss) and then released lots of singles on labels in Germany, France, Japan and America.

Another album Shanks Pony (Damgood 94) followed in 1995, another stormer and a live album (Cacophony Now, Damgood 141) was released in mid 1997 which was recorded at the Hope N Anchor in October 1996.

They then took an enforced break for 5 or so years...

...and the good news is that now the Shanks are back, a collection of all their singles on one CD (no vinyl this time) called 25 Golden Showers (Damgood 216) which is due out on in August and they have also just finished a brand new album of new material, their first for 7 years which as ever was recorded in the now famous Toe Rag Studios in East London. It's called... wait for it... Urinal Heep and I reckon it's their best yet.

They still do the odd gig in and around London and are always entertaining and still, in my opinion, one of the great DG bands.

Tracklisting

CD Album (DAMGOOD94CD)
  1. Armitage Shanks - Ambulance
  2. Armitage Shanks - Far From Boring
  3. Armitage Shanks - Carry On Up Your Khyber
  4. Armitage Shanks - Dagger Attack
  5. Armitage Shanks - Barry Rutter's Poison Darts Club Band
  6. Armitage Shanks - Faster Faster
  7. Armitage Shanks - The Grass Is Always Greener
  8. Armitage Shanks - Next Time
  9. Armitage Shanks - Another Beer
  10. Armitage Shanks - Fanny Man
  11. Armitage Shanks - Easy For You
  12. Armitage Shanks - Minta
  13. Armitage Shanks - Grow Up (She Said)
  14. Armitage Shanks - Brown Sugar
Download Album (DAMGOOD94CD)
  1. Armitage Shanks - Ambulance
  2. Armitage Shanks - Far From Boring
  3. Armitage Shanks - Carry On Up Your Khyber
  4. Armitage Shanks - Dagger Attack
  5. Armitage Shanks - Barry Rutter's Poison Darts Club Band
  6. Armitage Shanks - Faster Faster
  7. Armitage Shanks - The Grass Is Always Greener
  8. Armitage Shanks - Next Time
  9. Armitage Shanks - Another Beer
  10. Armitage Shanks - Fanny Man
  11. Armitage Shanks - Easy For You
  12. Armitage Shanks - Minta
  13. Armitage Shanks - Grow Up (She Said)
  14. Armitage Shanks - Brown Sugar

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ambulance 1m 22s £0.99
2 Far From Boring 2m 37s £0.99
3 Carry On Up Your Khyber 1m 43s £0.99
4 Dagger Attack 2m 2s £0.99
5 Barry Rutter's Poison Darts Club Band 1m 45s £0.99
6 Faster Faster 1m 46s £0.99
7 The Grass Is Always Greener 2m 51s £0.99
8 Next Time 1m 58s £0.99
9 Another Beer 2m 32s £0.99
10 Fanny Man 2m 10s £0.99
11 Easy For You 2m 51s £0.99
12 Minta 1m 41s £0.99
13 Grow Up (She Said) 2m 9s £0.99
14 Brown Sugar 3m 8s £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (14 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ambulance 1m 22s £0.99
2 Far From Boring 2m 37s £0.99
3 Carry On Up Your Khyber 1m 43s £0.99
4 Dagger Attack 2m 2s £0.99
5 Barry Rutter's Poison Darts Club Band 1m 45s £0.99
6 Faster Faster 1m 46s £0.99
7 The Grass Is Always Greener 2m 51s £0.99
8 Next Time 1m 58s £0.99
9 Another Beer 2m 32s £0.99
10 Fanny Man 2m 10s £0.99
11 Easy For You 2m 51s £0.99
12 Minta 1m 41s £0.99
13 Grow Up (She Said) 2m 9s £0.99
14 Brown Sugar 3m 8s £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (14 tracks) £7.99