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POUNDHOUND - PINEAPPLESKUNK (*NEW-CASSETTE, 2022, Brutal Planet) King's X vocalist

BPT1583 POUNDHOUND - PINEAPPLESKUNK TAPE 637405140644

  • dUg is best known as vocalist/bassist for hard rock band, King's X
  • Yellow cassette shell
  • 1st time ever on cassette!
  • 4 panel J-card
  • Originally release 2001 on Metal Blade Records
  • Gold-Foil Hype sticker 
  • Wally Farkas (Galactic Cowboys) guests on guitar on "I Don't Mind"
  • Jerry Gaskill (King's X) handles drums
  • Features Doug Van Pelt (HM Magazine) on the answer-machine
  • Elite 2021 Remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
  • 4 out of 5 rating on Phantom Tollbooth Reviews

 

BPCD1583 POUNDHOUND - PINEAPPLESKUNK GOLD DISC 637405143874

POUNDHOUND - PINEAPPLESKUNK (*NEW-GOLD MAX CD, 2022, Brutal Planet) King's X vocalist

  • dUg is best known as vocalist/bassist for hard rock band, King's X
  • Originally release 2001 on Metal Blade Records
  • Gold-Foil Hype sticker 
  • Wally Farkas (Galactic Cowboys) guests on guitar on "I Don't Mind"
  • Jerry Gaskill (King's X) handles drums
  • Features Doug Van Pelt (HM Magazine) on the answer-machine
  • Elite 2021 Remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
  • GoldMax CD to discourage disc rot and add beauty & elegance
  • Every CD comes with a deluxe gold foil-stamped Poundhound collector card 
  • Expanded 16-page insert with lyrics and additional band pics
  • Gold Disc border on front cover - back of the booklet features the front cover with no Gold border around the outside edges
  • 4 out of 5 rating on Phantom Tollbooth Reviews

                WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PINEAPPLESKUNK...
Ultimately, though, threads of hope emerge from the minor-key cacophony that is this album, culminating in the opening lines to Pineappleskunk's closing track, "Eventime:" "When everything is going wrong/You got to stand and make it right/You got to do it on your own/You got to stand and fight."
                               Sea of Tranquility Reviews

 The evolution of Doug continues, now onto a second defining Poundhound album, Doug digging deeper into the slow and low, getting less melodic, a little funkier at the same time the subcycles spelling doom. But man, as usual, when like a good five tracks repel or at least throw up a wall, daring you to come inside, there are songs like 'Jumpin' which vault into the zone of your favourite magic rock moments of the year!
                          BRAVE WORDS REVIEWS

The songs are tight and concise - nary a wasted second on fruitless jam sessions. The sixteen tracks of "Pineappleskunk" provide a wealth of musical gems through their effortless confidence and living-in-the-moment simplicity. It's fairly obvious fans of King's X will enjoy "Pineappleskunk," but this may have broader appeal even to those who might not like any of King's X material (however, is there anyone that doesn't like King's X once they've heard King's X?). Doug Pinnick's signature home-cookin' is a veritable master chef-like feast of delectable treats. 
                      ROUGH EDGE REVIEWS

This one has everything one would expect from a dUg Pinnick project including down-tuned guitars, bone-crushing bass, beautiful rhythms, funky grooves, hard as nails riffs and dUg's signature vocals.
             Scott Waters / NOLIFETILMETAL REVIEWS

ABOUT THE ALBUM
Pineappleskunk is the second solo recording by King’s X singer/bassist dUg Pinnick under the name Poundhound.  The “pound” referred to is the distinctive bass tuning that Pinnick uses in his recordings, and it is prevalent throughout this album.  In fact, expect the bass to melt your face off after only a few majestic thumps.  Lest you think Pinnick a one trick pony, he sings, plays all instruments except drums (Jerry Gaskill of King’s X), wrote all the songs, arranged, recorded, mixed, and produced the album. This one has everything one would expect from a dUg Pinnick project including down-tuned guitars, bone-crushing bass, beautiful rhythms, funky grooves, hard as nails riffs and dUg's signature vocals. The 2022 Brutal Planet Records remaster is packaged in jewel case, a 16-page booklet, and the coveted Brutal Planet Records GoldMax treatment that collector's crave for their treasured albums.  Oh, and every CD contains a limited edition gold-foil-stamped Collector card!  

TRACKS
Somedays/Rise-N-Shine/Jumpin/Mind/Oh My Soul/Next In Line/Rain/Pineapple/
Wrong Address/Higher/She/Someone/Smearing/Atlanta/The Will/Eventime

Brutal Planet Records - SUPERSHINE (GOLD DISC) - BPCD1609 - 637405141863

  • "Shinin' On" cover by Grand Funk Railroad (Don Brewer, Mark Farner)
  • Bass Guitar – Doug Pinnick (King's X)
  • Drums – Jeff Olson (Trouble), Jerry Gaskill (King's X)
  • Guitar – Bruce Franklin (Trouble)
  • Lead Vocals – Doug Pinnick (King's X)
  • Mixed By – Ty Tabor (King's X)
  • Organ [Hammond] – Wally Farkas (Galactic Cowboys)
  • Vocals – Bruce Franklin (Trouble)
  • Elite 2021 Remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
  • GoldMax CD to discourage disc rot and add beauty & elegance
  • Every CD comes with a deluxe gold foil-stamped Supershine collector card 
  • Expanded 12-page insert with lyrics and additional band pics
  • Gold Disc border on front cover - back of the booklet features the front cover with no Gold border around the outside edges

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SUPERSHINE...

Supershine gives the listener the great lead vocals and unmistakable bass playing of Doug Pinnick with the hard rockin' guitar of Bruce Franklin. Overall Supershine is simpler and harder than typical King's X yet not as classic heavy/funky as Trouble. Supershine's musical stew includes many ingredients, but simplicity and roots rule the day. A cover of Grand Funk Railroad's "Shinin' On" provides the link to the past that Supershine so eloquently captures.    
     
 Rough Edge Reviews

This record is amazing! The bass is mixed heavy (classic dUg), the guitars are rich and full, and the drummer doesn't show off! "Going Down","Shining On", and "I can't help you" are my favorites on here. "Going Down" so much so I looped the song over and over like I was crazy! Sabbath meets Alice in Chains with dUg's amazing and perfect vocal tone, approach, and lyrics. This album gives me "Dogman" vibes... ooh yeah.
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                              FAN REVIEWER

 If anyone was expecting to hear a Trouble meets King's X sound, they would be pleasantly surprised, because that is exactly what this cd delivers. Both band's sounds are accounted for, from the vocal harmonies and melody of King's X and Doug's powerhouse vocals to the unrelenting heaviness and signature guitar sound of Trouble.
                    SCOTT WATERS - NOLIFETILMETAL REVIEWS

ABOUT THE ALBUM
dUg Pinnick is certainly no stranger to side projects. The King’s X bassist/vocalist has been somewhat of a hot commodity in rock music circles over the years, lending his talents to such diverse artists as Pearl Jam, Dream Theater, Phil Keaggy, Carmine Appice and his own pet project, Poundhound (which released its Live Bootleg video through Metal Blade Records). But his voice can also be heard on Van Halen Tribute 2000 and the Jimi Hendrix tribute album, In from the Storm, to name a few.

With his latest endeavor, Supershine, Pinnick teams up with guitarist Bruce Franklin and drummer Greg Olsen, both formally of the doom metal band, Trouble. Their self-titled debut features 12 tracks deeply rooted in groove-based ’70s rock, incorporating touches of psychedelia shrouded with ferocious metal outbursts. Pinnick’s gospel-styled, soulful vocals (the most underrated in rock) and deep, rumbling bass lines compliment Franklin’s infinite array of lethal guitar riffs while Olsen anchors the music with solid skinmanship. King’s X timekeeper Jerry Gaskill also makes a guest appearance behind the kit.

Comparisons with King’s X will invariably be drawn with any project Pinnick associates himself. His bass playing and powerful vocals are an integral part of the King’s X sound, so the comparisons are natural, if sometimes unfair. However, Supershine is no “Son of King’s X” record. Where both bands share a penchant for laying down groove-laden rock, Supershine’s heavier, harder-edged sound tips its’ hat to likes of Black Sabbath especially on numbers like “Take Me Away,” “One Night” and “Automatic.” However, the classic rock influence doesn’t end there. Supershine’s cover of the mighty Grand Funk staple, “Shinin’ On” is dead on with Pinnick’s potent pipes pacing Franklin’s frenzied guitar solos.

“Candy Andy Jane” utilizes the opening riff from the Ten Years After classic “I’d Love to Change the World” to great effect and metalicizes it for posterity. The album’s strongest track is it’s closer, the anthemic “Shadows/Light.” Acoustic nuances, atmospheric leads and moody Hammond B-3 organ courtesy of the Galactic Cowboys’ Wally Farkas, give the song a Pink Floyd feel without being derivative.

Supershine will surely appeal to King’s X/Trouble fans, but it shouldn’t be limited to just that audience. And while most projects fail to live up to the hype, this is one that exceeds expectation on a grand scale, confirming that the chemistry between Pinnick and Franklin shines ever so bright. You might just call that a Supershine.  

The 2022 Brutal Planet Records remaster is packaged in jewel case, a 12-page booklet, and the coveted Brutal Planet GoldMax treatment that collector's crave for their treasured albums.  Oh, and every CD contains a limited edition gold-foil-stamped Collector card!  

Tracks
Take Me Away/Kingdom Come/One Night/I Can't Help You/Shinin' On/Won't Drag Me Down/Automatic/Candy Andy Jane/Love/Going Down/In Mourning/Shadows Light

BPCD1571 TY TABOR - MOONFLOWER LANE 637405140538

TY TABOR - SAFETY (*NEW-GOLD MAX CD, 2022, Brutal Planet) King's X guitarist

  • Ty Tabor is best known as guitarist for hard rock band, King's X
  • Originally release 2002 on Metal Blade Records
  • Gold-Foil Hype sticker 
  • Wally Farkas (Galactic Cowboys) guests on guitar on "I Don't Mind"
  • Jerry Gaskill (King's X) handles drums
  • Elite 2021 Remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
  • GoldMax CD to discourage disc rot and add beauty & elegance
  • Every CD comes with a deluxe gold foil-stamped Ty Tabor collector card 
  • Expanded 12-page insert with lyrics and additional band pics
  • Gold Disc border on front cover - back of the booklet features the front cover with no Gold border around the outside edges
  • 4 out of 5 rating on Phantom Tollbooth Reviews

 WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TY TABOR - SAFETY...

"Safety" is Ty's second solo record recorded for Metal Blade in which he has taken some steps away from the crunch of King's X to craft an honest, emotionally revealing album, complete with the crisp acoustic guitars, thick grooves and his signature vocal melodies. Ty creates a rainbow of melodies and harmonies from which to chose.
              Scott Waters / NOLIFETILMETAL REVIEWS

ABOUT THE ALBUM
Ty Tabor's latest solo album, Safety, was written and recorded over a three-year period. The ten songs chronicle his journey through the end of a "busted marriage." Aside from Jerry Gaskill on drums for most of the tracks and Christian Nesmith providing a few backing vocals, Tabor plays and sings (and produces and mixes and masters) everything on the album. While the material from King's X (Ty's main band) is usually harder and more progressive, Ty's solo music is full of easily palatable pop-rock with catchy melodies and copious amounts of Beatle-derived vocal harmonies. The opening track, "Tulip" is example one with an upbeat acoustic-electric song that bears a strong George Harrison influence. The title track mixes acoustic Zeppelin with Crosby, Stills & Nash vocal harmonies to create a rollicking good tune where Tabor finds some peace during his marital discord.

Guitar fans will gravitate to the tracks on Safety with crunchy guitar riffs that propel Ty's silken vocals through unusual chord changes. In "Better To Be On Hold" Ty captures his emotional state succinctly with lyrics like "She's all about her business/ She's got an address / And I am helpless" while accompanied by a great, chunky guitar riff. "Funeral," possibly the heaviest song, has more gutsy guitar work leading to multi-layered vocal harmonies in the chorus and one mind-blowing guitar solo, effective more for it's emotion than it's technical aspects. Although Tabor finds his life to be a "perpetual funeral" the bridge reveals the hope that "the knot will slowly start to loosen." While you might expect a song titled "Anger" to give a double-dose of distortion, Tabor instead presents a mid-tempo pop-rock gem while me muses that there is "Anger if I think about it" while again realizing that "I can see the end of the roller coaster." The final track, "I Don't Mind" opens and closes with some freakish Adrian-Belewish guitar sounds compliments of Wally Farkas. With slow, melancholy guitars ringing Tabor takes off his wedding ring and coils a great melody around the lyrics "And if it's you / You need to find / I don't mind / Anymore", closing the album with an inner resolution to heal and move on. 

Here Tabor shows he can be at his best when collaborating with others. There are some incredible melodies and vocal harmonies within.  And, while the subject content is raw and honest, one would be hard pressed not to find songs which speak to the wounded soul.  The 2022 Brutal Planet Records remaster is packaged in jewel case, a 12-page booklet, and the coveted Brutal Planet GoldMax treatment that collector's crave for their treasured albums.  Oh, and every CD contains a limited edition gold-foil-stamped Collector card!  

Tracks
Tulip (Your Eyes)/Better To Be On Hold/Missing Love/Funeral/Room For Me/Safety/
True Love/Now I Am/Anger/I Don't Mind


PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH CD REVIEWS
Safety
Artist: Ty Tabor 
Label: Metal Blade Records
Length: 10/45:42

Better known as the guitarist and sometime lead singer of King’s X, Ty Tabor has quietly released three solo albums.  The latest of these is Safety, an album that Tabor himself calls “the most difficult subject matter I had ever written about”.   This becomes evident in the lyrics ­ at least seven of the ten songs deal with the deterioration of Tabor’s marriage and the subsequent divorce.  Even the cover art indicates this, picturing Tabor in a Christ-like pose, wearing a crown of thorns, arms open wide, struggling against ocean waves.

Safety features the best vocals from Tabor in quite some time, a quality sorely lacking in the last two King’s X albums.  His voice has a Beatlesque quality at times, while at others resembling Vertical Horizon, particularly on the title track.  His trademark guitar is here as well, featuring a few King’s X- and Foo Fighters -style riffs, but more complementary than dominant on this work.

“Tulip (Your Eyes)” is the optimistic song on the album, seemingly portraying a new relationship for Tabor, as he pays homage to the feelings caused by a new love interest.  “Better to Be On Hold” details the frustration of being trapped in an unfulfilling relationship:

  It’s a thing I can’t assess
  I admit I am a mess
  She’s unable to profess
  And it leaves me in distress
  She is patient in excess
  I’m unable to progress
  She’s a frozen baroness
  I am rendered meaningless…

  She will never love me, but she won’t leave me
  I’m better to be on hold
  She will never feel me but she won’t leave me
  I’m better to be on hold.

“Missing Love,” “Funeral,” and “Room for Me” all continue this theme, showing the despair and emotional agony caused by marital discord.  “True Love” asks the simple question “how did true love end up here?”

“Now I Am” and “Anger” show the steps in dealing with recovery ­ the first states that its author “Grew up when my wife left me,” while the latter details the struggle caused: “Anger…if I think about it."

Finally, Tabor realizes he has done all he could, and sees the need to let go in “I Don’t Mind.”

"So if it’s you/ You need some time/And if it’s you/You need to find/I don’t mind/Any more.”

Safety is Tabor’s baby ­ he sings, plays guitar and bass, programs some drums and loops, and produces.  Christian Nesmith is featured on guitar, and Jerry Gaskill (King’s X) does some drumming.  Wally Farkas (Galactic Cowboys) adds a guitar solo on “I Don’t Mind.” 

This is an intensely personal album, one Tabor states “almost wasn’t released”.  Still, it works well musically, and should provide some therapy for those who have gone through similar situations.  Tabor has never been better vocally, and the mix here is much better than on Moonflower Lane, his previous output.  _Safety_ is not “King’s X light” ­ it is an album that stands on its own, with its own tone.  A pleasure to listen to, while the lyrics are painful to hear.

Brian A. Smith 20 May 2002