Tyla (The Dogs D’amour) and Spike (The Quireboys) have joined forces once again for the the first Hot Knives release since ‘Flagrantly Yours’ that was originally released in 1996.
The album was recorded in London by Alan Clayton (The Dirty Strangers) and York by Gary Pennick.
TSIOFG&JP features Simon Hanson (Squeeze) on drums, Gary Pennick (Guitars), Nick Malling (The Quireboys / bass), Mark Stanway (Magnum / keyboards) and Guy Bailey (The Quireboys – Thirsty / Guitars).
The release also features a DVD that captures the band live in London and Madrid.
Tracklisting: 1. The Curse Of The Day Drinker 2. Anne Boleyn 3. Happiness 4. The Enchanted 5. Dear You 6. I’m Still Crazy After All 7. No Love Lost 8. Shudder 9. Scarlette Heart 10. Where Would I Be? 11. Pales
DVD: NTSC format, Region 0 (free) Total Running Time Approx 1 hr 27 mins – Borderline, London Gig (Main Feature)
Running Order: 1. Intro 2. Believe 3. Lost In A Crowd Of One 4. Cost Of Loving 5. Darlings Of The Night 6. Villain's Price 7. Failure 8. Maybe Tomorrow 9. Know 10. King Without A Kingdom 11. Heroine 12. I Don't Love You Anymore 13. Possessed 14. 7 O' Clock 15. How Come It Never Rains 16. Honky Tonk Woman
Extras: Believe - Promo Video
Highlights From Madrid: Running Order: 1. Intro 2. Maybe Tomorrow 3. Lost In A Crowd Of One 4. Cost Of Loving 5. King Without A Kingdom 6. Failure 7. Know
It was 24 Years ago that Tyla wrote an album by the name of…‘A Graveyard of Empty Bottles’, It was his concept piece at the time, an emotional journey through Life, Love and Death. The Dogs D’amour began recording in an East London studio on the 9th December 1988. With just 8 days to record and mix they got to work and it didn’t take long before she emerged from a sea of cigarette smoke and red wine. China records would only initially press 15,000 numbered 10’’ vinyls And so in 1989 she came to surpass expectations and sailed into the UK album charts anchoring a position of sweet 16.
With the 15,000 pieces of black Gold treasure hunted by the faithful she sailed into the sunset morphing into several thousand 12’’ vinyls and tens of thousands newly born Compact Discs. A sea of worthy hearts engulfed her then she sank to the bottom of the deep blue. Much talked about in the music press and on rock forums alike ‘A Graveyard of Empty Bottles’ became the thing of myth and legend. It was an album that not only entertained, it enthralled its listeners and encapsulated those who dared.. Like a mermaid on the rocks people would be drawn to the tales of heartache and stories of woe. In a clever twist rock minds were subtly broadened by listening to something a bit more poetic and tender than the systematic commercial rock of the day.What happens with good poetry is that it inspires others, stands the test of time…. And get better with age
Over the years fans of the Dogs D’amour have remained dedicated, growing up with Tyla they turn up at shows religiously, often bringing their offspring to experience the heartfelt performances mixed with banter and booze. Collecting every piece of art, poetry and limited albums and treasures alike. Now from the depths up she rise’s, re-recorded by Tyla with all the vitality a soul can muster up cloaked in fifty years of singing, strumming and strolling this earth has produced. We give you ‘A Graveyard of Empty Bottles MMXII’
CD Tracklisting: 1. I Think It’s Love Again 2. So Once Was I 3. Comfort Of The Devil 4. Saviour; Errol Flynn 5. Bullet Proof Poet 6. When The Dream Has Gone 7. Angel 8. English Outlaw 9. Gone Are All The Angels 10. Dead 'Fore She Got Young 11. Stealin' From The Devil 12. Wont You Let Go
10" Tracklisting: Side A: 1. I Think It’s Love Again 2. So Once Was I 3. Comfort Of The Devil 4. Saviour
Side B: 5. Errol Flynn 6. Bullet Proof Poet 7. When The Dream Has Gone 8. Angel
The Dogs D'Amour were unleashed onto an unsuspecting and somewhat mediocre UK music scene during the mid 1980's. With their ramshackle pirate-meets-Dickens style they pioneered a unique combination of glam-punk and Stonesque rock'n'roll. They sang songs about sweet sorrows and told torrid tales of destruction – all hallmarked with their ‘do-or-die’ attitude.Their style stood out from the rest - as did their iconic artwork created by frontman Tyla, who’s unmistakable illustrations of mischievous rock n’ rollers-up-to-no-good adorned the bands album covers and sleeves.
If Charles Bukowski was the prose and poetry of the drunks, junkies and lonely hearts, then this was their song and music.Dogs D'Amour surfaced with a line-up of Tyla (vocals, guitar), Jo Dog (guitar), Steve James (bass), Bam (drums) and enjoyed considerable UK chart success with ‘In The Dynamite Jet Saloon’, the album eventually garnering three hit singles, it was 1988 and suddenly the Dogs D’Amour vagabond chic was everywhere. The album was followed up by an acoustic mini album entitled ‘A Graveyard Of Empty Bottles’, the year after that entered the UK album charts at No.16. Darrell Bath (guitar) replaced Jo Dog on what was to be their last official album on China Records – ‘More Unchartered Heights Of Disgrace’ before the band began to crash and finally burn.
In 1994 Tyla started to focus heavily on his solo career and formed his label imprint; the aptly named King Outlaw as a vehicle for his ever-burgeoning song writing. ‘Nocturnal Nomad’ was the first album to appear on the label and 17 more solo and Dogs records and DVD’s have since been released including the critically acclaimed ‘Lullabies For Tough Guys’, ‘‘Flagrantly, Electrically, Acoustically Yours (with Spike – The Quireboys) and 2010’s ‘Bloody Hell Fire’. Tyla has also presented his paintings at exhibitions in France, Germany, America and the U.K. and continues to tour Europe and the States extensively as well as building up a formidable art store online - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyla has re-recorded the classic ‘In The Dynamite Jet Saloon’ album to mark the 25th Anniversary of him originally writing the songs - “I wanted to re-record the album as if I’d written it only yesterday, but with all I know about life today. It was like stepping back into the saloon bar and having a drink with some old friends – and it’s the only boozer I know where there are no last orders at the bar!”As well as revisiting his Dog days, Tyla has a handful of books in the works, including a loose collection of anecdotes and biographical notes called The Fortunate Adventures. The Accident Book, which, much like the books in school that detail every playground accident, charts a life spent tripping up and falling down, not least how he broke his ribs when a fat roadie fell on him.
And there’s the novel, Together In Life, Forever In Death, a surreal love story set against a backdrop of murky art dealers and gentlemen thugs.This year also marks a personal anniversary for Tyla himself – he will turn 50 and will set sail upon the high and stormy seas once again with a UK tour planned for Summer/Autumn 2011. Come, raise your glasses to the last bandit.
Tracklisting: 1. Last Bandit 2. Sometimes 3. I Don’t Want You To Go 4. How Come It Never Rains 5. Everything I Want 6. Heroine 7. Billy Two Rivers 8. How Do You Fall In Love Again 9. State I’m In 10. In The Dynamite Jet Saloon 11. Swingin’ The Bottle 12. Wait Until I’m Dead
1. Never Give Up 2. All Of Them Great 3. Life's A Pain 4. Loves Yo 5. Power 6. War Of The World 7. Live, Love, Die 8. Love Of My Life 9. A Thousand Days 10. King, Queen, Jack Or Joker? 11. Demons 12. Let Sleeping Dogs Live