Mondo Topless

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Yes, they're still around. Since Halloween 1992, Mondo Topless has defied all logic and reason by continuing to dish out its garage-punk slop to dozens upon dozens of appreciative fans. The band's mission is simple: Pile into the van, drive to the show, play "three chords and a cloud of dust" rock n roll, and suck down as many free drinks as possible. In pursuit of this goal, the band has traveled all over the U.S.A. (or at least the parts they can reach within reason), appearing with such luminaries as Southern Culture On The Skids, The Cynics, Dick Dale, Mudhoney, the Lyres, the Original Sins, the Fleshtones, the Woggles, Ronnie Dawson (R.I.P.), and many more. The current edition of the band features Sam Steinig on vocals and the "cheesy, imperfect tone" of the Vox Continental organ he insists on lugging to the gigs, despite the howls of protest from the other members of the band. Kris Alutius is on guitar & backing vocals when hes not consuming vast quantities of potted meat. Scott Rodgers plays bass and sings backing vocals; for reasons unknown to anyone - including himself - this is his second go-round as a member of the band. The latest addition to the band is Steve Thrash, aka Steve Von Steve, aka Stevie Thunder. He provides the requisite thud and slam. The band's new CD, "Take It Slow", is their second for Get Hip and fourth overall. Taking a page from the book of Lou Reed, the band claims their new CD is "the best thing weve ever done". Recorded at Slug Studios in Collingswood, NJ, which is in actuality the equipment-strewn attic in Kris' house, the CD perfectly encapsulates the breathtaking variety of styles and influences at the bands disposal, or something like that. So keep your eyes open - and make sure to come out and see them the next time theyre in your town. "A slamming good time" - Splendid Ezine "As powerful as a thunder and lightning storm" - Lance Monthly "Go Fast! is as classic as they come - sweat-drenched, fast, and hip shaking good" - In Music We Trust "If your toes aren't tapping, then someone must have cut off your feet" - Shredding Paper "15 excellent songs of unleashed throwback rock " - Ink 19 "A brash, organ-drenched garage blast that can't be beat for grog-gargling good times" - Odyssey Zine "A stomper for the lewd and crude kids of today" - Blank Generation

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ARTIST INFO

NAME
Mondo Topless

FROM
Northwest, Philadelphia PA

INFLUENCES
Seeds, Electric Prunes, Music Machine, Stooges, Kinks, etc.

CONTACT
sam@mondotopless.com
www.mondotopless.com
www.myspace.com/mondotopless

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