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Cart Before the Horse

by The Hasbros

After a long hiatus, The Hasbros return with their infectious brand of melodic post punk pop that's been described as, "applying sandpaper, barking vocals and peppy rhythms to melodies designed to stick and stay stuck in the head."
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. For the Best
3:13 $0.99
2. Kenny
3:41 $0.99
3. Favorite One (Now)
3:42 $0.99
4. Ever After Now
4:43 $0.99
5. Jackass
3:26 $0.99
6. Nothing at All
3:29 $0.99
7. Don't Say What You Mean
3:34 $0.99
8. The Evil That Men Do
4:04 $0.99
9. Trial by Fire
4:05 $0.99
10. That I Know
3:14 $0.99
11. Happened
4:07 $0.99
12. Later On
4:15 $0.99
13. Another Lesson Learned
4:02 $0.99
14. Favorite One (Now) [1991 Demo]
3:45 $0.99
15. That I Know (1991 Demo]
3:19 $0.99
16. Nothing at All (Live 1988)
3:33 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This band has a great story to it. When we were kids,we played all the NYC clubs, often getting paid in beer (which was great for me and Ken 'cause Joe doesn't drink) or the $6 bucks Hilly would give you for playing CBGB's, while looking for the record deal that never came. The band broke up. In the movies, Jake and Elwood always talked about putting the band back together. So did I. And finally, I did. It just took a lot longer than I figured. So here we are, putting out a record 26 years after we stopped playing together. We should have done this years ago, but like guys in a lot of bands that broke up, we hadn't spoken in years. Sometimes you just say, "screw it" and pick up the phone. Implausible as it seems, they picked up. With three lifetimes of experience between us now, we sound better than ever before. "The Cart Before The Horse" is a collection of songs written over a course of many years. Some were in a long forgotten set list and some were written recently. It's hard to tell the difference because they all have that "Hasbros" sound....Ken's soaring manic guitar playing accompanying the harmonies of me and Joe. The digital download has four bonus tracks: a couple of old demos of two of the songs on the record. There's an unreleased track that SHOULD have been released (in my opinion) and an early live version of an LP song, included not because it's an amazing performance, but rather because it just made me laugh, knowing how "kick-ass" the LP version is. Here is the "official" bio: The Hasbros are an American indie alt/pop band formed in New York City in 1983. Although a recorded demo garnered college radio airplay for a time, the band slowly dissolved. While looking for a new band to play with, guitarist Bob Hanophy auditioned for a group that advertised a sound similar to his interests. It was at that audition that Bob realized that they didn’t know what the hell they were talking about. While the band leaders bickered between songs, Bob stood off to the side and played Black Flag riffs and was surprisingly joined by the band’s 6’7” bass player, Ken O’Connor. Bob left the audition and didn’t return their calls. After placing his own ad seeking musicians, Bob received a call from a cool sounding bass player who, in as small a world as you can get in the NY Metro area, turned out to be O’Connor. Bob and Ken brought the original Hasbros drummer back and began to play shows. Shortly thereafter, he was replaced behind the drum kit by Joe Gorelick. The Hanophy/O’Connor/Gorelick lineup played many NYC area shows, as they garnered favorable press reviews and released three songs on compilation CD samplers of unsigned NYC bands. While gathering a small following, the band opened for The Spin Doctors, They Might Be Giants and other leading acts in the NY club scene. Bass player Robin Calloway was added as the first female member when O’Connor switched to lead guitar in 1991. In 1992, Gorelick and Calloway departed the band. Gorelick went on to tour extensively, first playing in King Missile on their Atlantic Record’s U.S. tour debut, then creating the popular emo punk band Cargo/Headhunter/Gern Blandsten trio Garden Variety and later joining Washington DC’s Bluetip. Gorelick followed that with 5 records and multiple TV appearances with NYC trio Retisonic, (a UK tour with Springsteen’s faves) Marah, and finally releasing two critically acclaimed LP's with the Dischord records band Red Hare (ex-SWIZ), all in addition to his award winning success as a much-sought-after Global Creative Director in NYC. After Gorelick’s departure, O’Connor returned to playing bass and drummer John Evans and lead guitarist Tom Cavanaugh joined the band for shows into the mid 1990's, when everyday life just got in the way. The band was dormant until 2015 when Hanophy reached out to O’Connor, Gorelick and Evans to gauge interest in playing a one-off show. All agreed, and the first-time lineup of long-term members: Bob Hanophy (guitar/ vocals), Ken O’Connor (lead guitar), Joe Gorelick (drums/vocals) and John Evans (now on bass) came together. The show was a rousing success and the seeds of recording a long overdue LP were planted. The band, again reduced to a trio, with Evans living in Virginia, descended upon Obscenic Arts Studio in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, to work with the amazing Anthony Esposito (Ace Frehley, Lynch Mob, Red Dragon Cartel) to record the LP, "Cart Before The Horse" which is slated to be released in April of 2018.



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