ALBUM


The MERCYFUNKS : Don’t Pet The White Dog

In 1999, “The List of Who Lives” was released by visual artist Kevin Teare to critical musical acclaim in such publications as The Village Voice, CMJ & MOJO. Teare was a founding member of the 80′s No-Wave band MX-80 SOUND. The List of Who Lives featured all original material with guest performances by such luminaries as Terence Stamp, Jay Daugherty, Wayne Kramer, Richard Lloyd and Bob Neuwirth.

Teare’s recent project: The MERCYFUNKS, has just released, “Don’t Pet The White Dog”, an original thirty song homage to The Beatles’ “White Album”.

Each CD and record are individually numbered and comes with a full color poster ala Richard Hamilton’s “The Beatles” original.

The recording features a core band comprised of Pony Thompson: Vocals, Jewlee Trudden: Guitar, Keelan James: Piano and Kevin Teare: Drums. The material for this double album was recorded quickly and almost entirely live.

“Don’t Pet The White Dog” features guest performances by Pat Place of The Bush Tetras, Jay Daugherty of Patti Smith, composer Carter Burwell, artist Dennis Oppenheim, John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful, Apple recording artist Paul Glanz, Sara Lee of The Gang of 4 & B-52′s, Peter Stampfel of The Fugs / Holy Modal Rounders, Paul Most of das rockenfeber and ex-bandmate Bruce Anderson of MX-80 Sound.

It will be released to the public on November 22, marking the 46th anniversary of The Beatles’ original recording. The material on “Don’t Pet The White Dog” was recorded between July 2012 and October 2013 in the painting studio of Kevin Teare using an Otari 16 track 1″ reel to reel. The analog tracks were bounced to digital and mixed at Monk Music by Cynthia Daniels. The tracks included for the vinyl version were mixed down to Otari 2 track reel to reel and pressed from this analog source at Telegraph Mastering in Portland, Oregon by Adam Gonsalves.

70 % of the proceeds from sales of the CD, LP and all merchandise available through the website will be donated to Lyme Nation, the most honest and progressive clearinghouse for all information and treatment protocols concerning the global epidemic of tick-borne diseases.


THE LP AND CD’S CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE FROM THE MERCH PAGE



Credits


DISC 1

WELL
Vocals & Guitar: Pony Thompson
Guitars: Jewlee Trudden, Kevin Teare
Piano: Paul Glanz

PARTY OF ONE
Vocals & Guitar: Pony Thompson
Drums: Kevin T.
Guitar: Rex Hadley
Guitar / Solo: Paul Most
Bass: Sara Lee
Piano: Keelan James
Guitar: Jenny Christmas
Guitar & Harp: John Sebastian

WE WAS TRANSFORMED
Vocals & Guitar: Pony T.
Drums & Percussion: Kevin T.
Piano: Paul Glanz
Bass: Sara L.
Guitar/ Solo: Paul M.

CONSTELLATION (for Chris Stamp)
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitars: Jewlee T.
Drums: Kevin T
Cello: Kirsten McCord
Howling: Pony, Jewlee & Kevin

NOTHING TO LOSE
Vocals: Pony T.
Gutiar: Jewlee T. & Kevin T.
Bass: Jameson Ellis
Drums: Kevin T.
Saxophone: Michele Marks

I’M IN LOVE (with The Secret Government)
(for Gore Vidal)
Vocals & Guitar: Pony T.
Bass: Sara L.
Drums: Kevin T.
Piano: Paul G.
Organ: Keelan J.
Guitar / Solo: Paul M.

BELLE LAIDE
Vocals: Pony T.
Acoustic Guitar: Jewlee T.
Piano: Paul G.
Organ: Kevin T.
Bass: Jeffrey Marshall

GO-GO FEEL
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitar: Jewlee T.
Bass: Sara L.
Piano: Paul G.
Drums: Kevin T.
Cello: Kirsten McC.

FALL
Vocals: Pony T.
A & E Guitar: Jewlee T.
Piano: Paul G.
Harmonium: Julia Murphy
Backing Vocal: Jenni Muldaur

HIGHER GROUND (for Vera Farmiga)
Vocals: Pony T.
Bass: Jay Daugherty
Daniel McCarthy
Guitar: Jewlee T.
Piano: Paul G.
Drums: Kevin T.
Slide guitar: Kevin T.

MORE & MORE
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitars: Jewlee T. & Kevin T.
Guitar / Solo: Paul M.
Bass: Sara L.
Piano & Organ: Paul G.
A & E Guitar: Keith Douglas

RUN AWAY ( for Andrew Loog Oldham)
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitar: Jewlee T.
Guitar / Solo: Bob Capowski
Bass: Jameson E.
Piano: Paul G.
Drums: Kevin T.

PROVE ME NOW
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitars: Jewlee T.
Piano & Organ: Keelan J.
Bass: Sara L.
Cello: Kirsten McCord
Guitar / Solo: Beki Brindle

HELLO GOODBYE
Vocals: Pony T.
Piano: Keelan J.
Guitar: Jewlee T.
Cello: Kirsten McC.

DISC 2

THE WALLS OF JERICHO TURNPIKE
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitars: Jewlee T. & Kevin T.
Bass: Jameson Ellis
Drums: Kevin T.

SOUTH TOWER SCREEN SAVER
Vocals: Pony T.
Backing Vocals: Bobbi Terzi & Jenni Muldaur
Guitars: Jewlee T. & Kevin T.
Bass: Sara L.
Cello: Kirsten McC.
Drums: Kevin T.
Piano: Keelan J.

READ
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitar & Bass: Jay Daugherty
Piano & Organ: Paul G.
Drums: Kevin T.
Cello: Kirsten McC.
Guitar solo : Paul M.

RELEASE
Vocals & Guitar: Pony T.
Piano: Keelan J.

AGE (I fought The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics and The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics won)
VOCALS : Pony T.
Guitar: Jewlee T.
Guitar / Solo: Beki B.
Bass: Jameson E.
Drums & Percussion: Kevin T.

OCCUPATION
Vocals & Acoustic Guitar: Pony T.
Piano: Carter Burwell

NH4 NO3
Vocals & Guitar: Pony T.
Guitar: Pat Place
Guitar / Solo: Paul M.
Bass: Sara L.
Piano & Organ: Keelan J.
Drums: Kevin T.

DAFFODILS
Vocals & Guitar: Pony T.
Bass: Sara L.
Fiddle & Mandolin: Peter Stampfel
Piano: Paul G.
Drums: Kevin T.
Guitar Solo: Beki B.

SEVEN POINT EIGHT THREE HURTS
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitar: Jewlee T.
Banjo: Paul G.
Drums: Kevin T.

ALL TOMORROW’S AZTECS
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitars: Jewlee T. & Jay D.
Bass: Jameson Ellis
Piano & Organ: Paul G.
Drums Kevin T.

WHY ( I don’t wanna know )
Vocals & Guitar: Pony T.
Vocals: Jenny C.

FACE
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitars: Jewlee T. & Paul M.
Bass: Sara Lee

39*10′ N / 78*10′ W ( DICK On The Headstone)
Vocals: Pony T., Michele M., Tara Shepard & Anastasia Simone
Piano: Carter Burwell
Voice Messages: Steve Arnold, Chris Snow & Stan Gage
Guitars: Bruce Anderson
Bass: Kevin T.
Cello: Kirsten McC.
Organ: Dennis Oppenheim
Bass: Mark Bingham
Fair Use Samples: Soupy Sales, White Fang, Black Tooth, Snagglepuss, Snuffles, Mumbly, Muttley, The Old Philosopher: Eddie Lawrence, Carson McCullers, Sister True Emptiness,

OH COME NOW
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitar: Lou Cuisinier
Bass: Dan McC.
Cello: Kirsten McC.
Drums: Kevin T.

CHAPTER TO THE WIVES
Vocals: Pony T.
Piano: Keelan J.
Fiddle & Mandolin: Peter S.
Guitar: Jay D.
Guitar / Solo: Beki B.
Cello: Kirsten McC.
Bass: Dan McC.

I’M GONNA LOVE LINDSAY LOHAN
( until she learns to love herself)

Vocals: Pony T.
Piano & Harpsichord: Keelan J.
Guitar: Bass & Recorder: Jewlee T.
Drums: Kevin T.

FOOLISH
Vocals: Pony T.
Guitar: Jewlee T.
Guitar / Solo: Bob Capowski
Bass: Sara L.
Piano: Keelan J.
Drums: Kevin T.

BIRTHDAY
Vocals: Pony T.
Piano & Harpsichord: Keelan J.
Cello: Kirsten McC.