“Long awaited, brilliant album bringing you an intricate weave of Rock, Jazz & Funk music, created to engage the listener with a world of unique musical expressions.”

The Redneck Polka:
A Zappa-esque song about Rednecks, and all their foibles. A humourous ditty which includes a bass solo of impressive magnitude. Jazz-rock , with a little bit of country music near the end, inserted for statistical density purposes.

Ian Pellow: guitar, lead vocals, keyboard, bass | Andrew May: guitar solo | Kevin Hartnell: drums

Pink:
A heavy jazz-rock song written, with yours truly on all instruments, except for the drums. Pink was one of the first songs written for this album, penned at a time of great excitement in my life. We had just gotten a new type of cheese to try. I don’t get out much.

Ian Pellow: guitar, vocals, bass | Kevin Hartnell: drums

Kinky Slinky:
A truly collaborative song, with five other musicians involved in the final cut. Some great horn work, with exciting organ parts thrown in, as well as amazing guitar solos from friends from all over the world. Solos abound here. Please open your ears to some wonderful musicians.

Ian Pellow: rhythm guitar, bass | Neil Schmidt: 1st guitar solo | Kevin Hartnell: drums | Josh Miller: last guitar solo | Reggie Bouffard: organ | Marty D. Keil: all sax & horn arrangements | Frank Kennedy: mix & engineering

Dungeon Blues:
A very moody dark piece I wrote, based on a Zappa tune “The Torture Never Stops”, with a swingy bridge section. One of my ubiquitous bass solo finds itself into this song once again. Hope you don’t mind bass oriented music. Well I like it!

Ian Pellow: lyrics, keyboard, guitar, bass | Rian Lucas: vocals | Joe Bartoldus: Flute | Rickard Langnesund: drums

Isabella (Pornerella) Necessary:
A bright poppy little ditty, that my friend Andrew, took by the scruff of the neck creating a pallet of musical deliciousness, around a not often told tale of a washed-up porn actress. Unusual subject matter you say? You bet! The best kind. Remember…humour DOES belong in music.

Ian Pellow: keyboard, bass | Andrew: guitars, vocals, lyrics, mix & engineering | Ludovic Le Squer: drums

A Measure of Rulers:
A song strongly reminiscent of early Chicago, with intricate horn arrangements. This is one of the longer songs on this album. It goes from a 6/8 snappy main section to a slow dark section featuring guitar work, in which I humbly try to emulate the late great Terry Kath, then back to the 6/8 section featuring the great horn section I was fortunate enough to work with. Listen for the bass solo work near the end of the tune.

Ian Pellow: lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass | Chuck Mac: trumpet | Marty D. Keil: all sax & horn arrangements | Kevin Hartnell: drums

Aqua:
A straight out Rock tune, with the wonderful vocalizations of the great Andrew from Australia. This song is about the difference of opinion between two musicians. And you thought the “porn” song was, way you there! Once more an elegant bass solo provides contrast to the ethereal guitar work of the aforementioned Andrew.

Ian Pellow: bass | Raul Rodriguez: organ | Kevin Hartnell: drums | Andrew: guitars, vocals, mix & engineering

Gotta Gimme:
The only song on this album with no other musicians on the track, except myself.
It is about the greed surrounding all of us in this world. Specifically the Corporatocracy we now find ourselves subjected to. My bass playing in this song, has been compared to the great Jack Bruce. Have a listen and see if you agree.

After Henry:
A bluesy little number with the added value of a wee history lesson about Henry VIII.
The third verse is contemporized for lessons to be taken about this figure, in our own time. Brilliant lyrics, vocalizations, and guitar work provided by the multi-talented Andrew once again. Of course a bass solo invades his space on occasion, but I am a bassist after all!

Ian Pellow: bass | Andrew: lyrics, vocals, guitars, drums, mix & engineering

So Long Billy Boy (an attempted tribute to Billy Barty):
A bright sparkly shiny piece about the legend that was Billy Barty.
Time changes galore in this piece. The song itself is about political correctness, or
In this case…INcorrectness. Some spectacular drum work by the adept, yet bald Kevin. He is a wonder….like I wonder what planet he is from. Somewhere they don’t need hair obviously. One of the few songs on the album, that does not have a bass solo on it. Sorry.

Ian Pellow: lyrics, vocals, rhythm & lead guitar, bass | Kevin Hartnell: drums

Genghis Khan (but his sister Khan’t):
An instrumental piece that I wrote based only on my idea of the culture of the music in that part of the world. Snappy, at the beginning, giving way to a half time moody section in the middle before returning to the main vamp. Think camels and oases, when listening to this piece. It may help explain the mood I was in when writing it.
Or not.

Ian Pellow: keyboard, rhythm & lead guitars, bass | Nelson Araujo: guitar

Red:
The first piece I wrote for the album. Who’d have thought it would end up last on the album? A slow building work. It starts off with two guitars, before the bass comes in.
Bass work abounds in this number, with a solo about half way through.
Red is gentle, intelligent, intuitive, and great fun…..me in a nutshell. Oh I forgot humble.

Ian Pellow: keyboard, rhythm & lead guitars, bass | Kevin Hartnell: drums

All songs composed by Ian Pellow
Mix & engineering by Ian Pellow unless otherwise stated

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Ian Pellow – “Kinky Slinky”

Artist :
Title : Kinky Slinky
Release Date : April 1, 2012
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Catalog ref. : 885767423077
Format : CD