Anchovy Picnic



RELEASE DATE: 2/1/11

Middle Aged White Guys
Million Dollar Life
Peace & Love Are Back
Your Money's Worth
The Planet of the NR Apes
Children Shooting
Big Dumb Dick
No One Left to Bust
Idiot Son
Cowboy Hats

 





The Toyes – "Anchovy Picnic"

Those musical tricksters The Toyes are back with a new album.  True to form, they have shape-shifted from a roots-reggae, feel-good band to defiant (albeit playful) rockers to produce a concept album "Anchovy Picnic", their first album in more than a decade.  And just in time, too.  With the country being mired in two wars, assassination attempts on members of Congress, weekly school shootings, bank collapses and record home foreclosures, things have become a little serious.  The tunes that comprise "Anchovy Picnic" are each lighthearted but intense explorations of these issues and more, with music that makes you think, lyrics that make you smile and a rhythm that makes you want to dance.  The same is true of every Toyes release since "Smoke Two Joints" put them on the map, but this is not like any other Toyes album.  From the first song to the last The Toyes take you seamlessly through an entire musical, aural and - if you've smoked two joints - visual experience that sheds light on the darkest corners of American politics and culture.  Like every great concept album should, each song becomes an engaging episode in a larger story being told, with creative arrangements and plenty of ear candy served up to keep it fun.  This is, after all, The Toyes, and fortunately for us, even the bleakest world view as seen from their happy and hopeful perspective is a joy to listen to.

~ Reviewed by Music-Critic.com

 

"Anchovy Picnic" – Liner Notes


The Toyes are:

Mawg - Vocals, Guitars
B-Dub - Guitars, Vocals
Johnny Trujillo - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Brian Rogers - Drums & Percussion

With guest musicians, singers and shouters Dave Bolen, Jazmyn Danko, Carlton
"Santa" Davis, Michele DeJesus, Scott Diehl, Keith Fuller, George "Fully" Fullwood,
Michael Garcia, Sierra Hanni, Jawge Huges, Zach Kay, Andy Pimentel, Chloe Ptacek,
Hazel Randall and Mike Warner

Middle Aged White Guys
(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars, Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion,
backups: Mawg, B-Dub, Brian, Zach, Johnny, Scott, Michael)
Million Dollar Life

(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars, Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion)
Peace & Love are Back

(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars, Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion,
backups: Mawg, B-Dub, Brian, Zach, Johnny, Scott, Michael)
Your Money's Worth

(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars, Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion,
backups: Mawg, B-Dub, Brian, Zach, Johnny, Scott, Michael)
The Planet of The NR Apes

(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars, Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion)
Children Shooting

(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars,  Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion)
Big Dumb Dick

(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars,  Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion,
backups: Mawg, B-Dub, Brian, Zach, Johnny, Scott, Michael)
No One Left to Bust

(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars,  Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion)
Idiot Son

(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars,  Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion,
backups: Mawg, B-Dub, Brian, Zach, Johnny, Scott, Michael)
Cowboy Hat
s
(Mawg: guitars, B-Dub: guitars,  Johnny Trujillo: bass, Brian Rodgers: percussion)

Complete lyrics and credits are at www.thetoyes.com/anchovypicnic

Huge thanks to all who support, encourage, inspire and love us.  Especially Kathleen
Alaks, Scott Diehl, Dennis Dragon, Fliss Elworthy, Dr. Roy Ewing, Michael Garcia,
Zach Kay, Penny King, The Pankey family and Morgan Wayman

Extra special thanks to Paulette Kay

Produced by Mawg Toye

Mixed by Mawg at the Studio at Pacifica, Williams, Oregon with assistance and
ideas from B D-dub

Recorded by Craig Long and Kirt Shearer at Paradise Studios, Sacramento, California
and by Mawg at The Mawgistani Embassy, Grants Pass, Oregon, assisted by B-dub
and Zach Kay

Mastered by "Big Bass" Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA

"Million Dollar Life" produced by Mawg & B-dub
Recorded by Stephen Hart and mixed by John Cuniberti at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA

Office goddess and cover photography: Fliss Elworthy
Art design by Fliss and Mawg

All songs © 2010 Wishes & Dreams Music (ascap) Administered by Bug Music
Anchovy Picnic © 2010 CD Tunes Records All Rights Reserved

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