The Rank Outsiders

by The Rank Outsiders

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    The Rank Outsiders are four seasoned musos cobbled together from the Big Smoke of Melbourne, Australia to The Great Ocean Rd. They love nothing more than the sound of vintage guitars played through fine amplification, a little denim…and a smattering of facial hair.
    Schooled in the great deeds of acts such as SRV, early ZZ Top, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Clapton, The Allman Bros, Jimi Hendrix, Los Lobos, Georgia Satellites and the original Fleetwood Mac to name a few, the boys deploy a classy trove of tunes at every opportunity.
    Experienced beyond the norm, the band boasts a fair pedigree. Luke Gale carved up guitar duties for national touring act, Custom Kings in the early-mid 2000's. The eternally suave, Paul Winstanley, has been the bass player from hot Melbourne bluesy institution, Spoonful, for more than 25 years. Matty Orchard, a working muso from Apollo Bay, has played more than 3000 gigs all over the nation since moving there in 1999 and Adza, the rock solid back beat of the organisation has kept time for coastal stalwarts, Pressed Rat And Warthog, for many years.
    Together they serve a refreshing and irresistible sonic spread. Good time, bluesy rock’n’roll, drenched in classic R’n’B roots…delivered with a touch of mongrel.
    Real music. Real players. Cool tunes.
    In July 2018 The Rank Outsiders assembled at Apollo Bay’s, House Of Rock studios to cut the wax on this collection of bluesy, rootsy, rag-tag rock’n’roll.
    On display was a sterling collection of vintage guitars, amps, basses, and drums, all ready to provide the ear candy for the awaiting microphones.
    We had hammered these tunes into shape during plenty of late nights in rehearsal rooms and gigs in Victoria’s great South West.
    Utilising the greatness of old friend and sound engineer wizard, Mat Gearing-Thomas (MGT), we had him cruise down to the studio prior to the sessions and set up the room, eq’s, compression levels etc.etc. All we had to do was press start and stop on the Protools recorder….and summon the cool vibes.
    Eight of these sonic nuggets were recorded with minimal overdubs in two six hour sessions. The other three had been captured as a bass-less three piece (LG, AG & MO) while we searched for the missing ingredient which, thankfully, came along shortly thereafter in the form of The Moggs Creek Menace himself-PW. He supplied that fat, bottom end retrospectively on Shot Down, Legma and Not The Girl Next Door and then, dutifully,…he joined the band!
    Includes 4 page digi-book with album notes and a cool shot of the band on fire at Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival, Great Ocean Rd. Vic. Australia.
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In July 2018 The Rank Outsiders assembled at Apollo Bay’s, House Of Rock studios to cut the wax on this collection of bluesy, rootsy, rag-tag rock’n’roll.

On display was a sterling collection of vintage guitars, amps, basses, and drums, all ready to provide the ear candy for the awaiting microphones.

We had hammered these tunes into shape during plenty of late nights in rehearsal rooms and gigs in Victoria’s great South West.

Utilising the greatness of old friend and sound engineer wizard, Mat Gearing-Thomas (MGT), we had him cruise down to the studio prior to the sessions and set up the room, eq’s, compression levels etc.etc. All we had to do was press start and stop on the Protools recorder….and summon the cool vibes.

Eight of these sonic nuggets were recorded with minimal overdubs in two six hour sessions. The other three had been captured as a bass-less three piece (LG, AG & MO) while we searched for the missing ingredient which, thankfully, came along shortly thereafter in the form of The Moggs Creek Menace himself-PW. He supplied that fat, bottom end retrospectively on Shot Down, Legma and Not The Girl Next Door and then, dutifully,…he joined the band!

Enjoy. Sincerely, MO, PW, LG & AG

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released February 21, 2019

Produced by The Rank Outsiders.
Recorded by Mat-Gearing Thomas (MGT) and Matt Orchard at Apollo Bay's House Of Rock, Vic. Australia.
Mixed and mastered by MGT at LG's rock room.

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A wicked combination of tunes with a little something for everybody. Blues, rock'n'roll, Texas boogie, country, funk...you name it, it's on here. This is good time rock'n'roll drenched in classic r'n'b roots.

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Track Name: Easy Rider
EASY RIDER

She wandered up to the bar and I could tell from the start she meant business in denim and leather

Unexpectedly, she then motioned to me, man you could’ve knocked me down with a feather

We stepped outside that’s when I saw her ride

That kinda chassis man, seein’s believin’

And a bunch of fives tattooed on her thigh that said “You better not mess with me”.




So with the wind in her hair, a shot of devil may care, she lit a smoke and started revving the engine.

I’m thinkin’ I got it made as she looked over her shades

Said she bought ‘em from a Seven Eleven

She looked me up and down

Made me turn around, gave a whistle of approval and then


She said, “Get on, boy”, I said, “Thank you Lord!”

We hit the highway at a hundred and ten.

And she’s the…

CHORUS

Easy rider

Gonna strap in beside her

She’s an easy rider

Easy as can be.




We headed into the night and to my utter delight she asked me “What did I expect in a lover?”

And as she pulled out a set she bought at Honey Birdette

I got the feelin’ I’s about to discover

Booked a night of sin at the Comfort Inn, she was gone before the mornin’ but then

I saw her lipstick scrawl written on the wall

Sayin’ “Baby, you’re a ten outta ten”.

CHORUS

She’s an easy rider

Gonna strap in beside her

She’s an easy rider

Easy as can be.



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She’s the cut off denim Queen

Satisfaction guaranteed

Yeah, she'll bring you to your knees

Treats 'em mean to keep 'em keen

She got that engine run-in' through the night

Two thousand CC's of pure delight

And if I had not seen it I would not believe

Not believe

Not believe

So easy
Track Name: Shondise
Shondise

Darlin’ Shondise, tasting the breeze

She takes her time

Could turn that water into wine

Baby you’re the queen

So beautiful and mean , alright



Darlin’ Shondise straight off the streets

She runs the show

Whip of the tail she’ll let you know

You’re my lady grey

You’re leadin’ me astray tonight…(or I’m beggin’ you to stay tonight)



Darlin’ Shondise you’re teasin’ me

Play peek-a-boo

Them emerald eyes is what you do

Layin’ on the bed

You’re messin’ with my head tonight
Track Name: Willie
Flyin’ high, yeah I just got paid
We headin’ down to the Pearly Gates
Yeah he’s callin’ me tonight

Pearl necklace, Thunderbird
Bad girl, have you heard the word
Yeah he’s callin’ me tonight

I got Francine in my Chevrolet
Getting’ down to the tres hombres
Yeah he’s callin me tonight

He bad, nationwide
Frank and Dusty is by his side
Yeah he’s callin’ me tonight

And I believe there’s no better thing
Than watchin’ Willie G make his guitar sing
I do declare it to be like a sonic state of bling
Track Name: Honeymoon In Vegas
There'll be no honeymoon in Vegas baby
If I get my way
There'll be no honeymoon in Vegas baby
That ain't no way to treat your man
Done me so wrong, gonna put a bullet in your brain.

There'll be no honeymoon in Vegas baby
That's for sure
There'll be no walking' in the moonlight mama
No room service to your door
'Cos you been talking' out of turn
And it could never be the same
So while you're painting up the toenails
I'll be in the corner taking aim.
Track Name: Strayin'
Well talk to me baby, how come you weren't home last night
Talk to me baby, how come you weren't home last night
Seen you come in this morning, now you're telling me these ugly lies

Your breath smells of bourbon and you hair smells of smoke
Kinda hard to believe you were only on your own
Please be straight with me baby
We're you with another man last night
Seen you come in this morning, now you're telling me these ugly lies

Now save your tears, your salt water ain't no good to me
Now save your tears, your salt water ain't no good to me
Track Name: Shot Down
Hey Little girl,
What's the matter with you?
Don't you like
The things I do?
You're wearing a frown.
I've been shot down.
Hey little girl,
I play a guitar.
I even drive
A brand new car.
Big man in town,
I've been shot down.
I thought he was having fun,
Now see what you've done.
Can't show my face in town
Cause I've been shot down.
Hey little girl,
I need you so.
If you want my love,
Just let me know.
Stop running around,
I've been shot down!
I've been shot down!
Track Name: Twang Thing
Twang Thing

From the start of the night

Til’ the early morning light

Do that funky pickin’ thing again.

Oh yeah, wooo oooh oooh oooh oo oo oooh



When the room’s getting’ hot

Don’t quit movin’ til’ you drop

Play that funky pickin’ thing again

Oh yeah



At the end of the day

Wont’cha ya shake my blues away

And play that funky pickin’ thing again

Oh yeah


I been up I been down

No one else done got that sound

(Wont’cha ya) Play that funky pickin’ thing again

Oh yeah
Track Name: Not The Girl Next Door
Well I first became aware of her in the bank down by the mall
Where in the name of Smith and Wesson she was making her withdrawal
She blew a hole right through the ceiling and she looked me square in the eye and said
You're my kind of teller young fella won't you come along for the ride

Well we made it to the border in her not so getaway car
It was a pale pink Pontiac painted with a picture of a porcupine playing' on a guitar
And I could not shake the feeling that this was love at very first sight
When she said "honey bee, won't you marry me?"
And I found myself with a wife.

My baby, she's not the girl next door
My baby, she's not the girl next door
Nunchucks, hand cuffs, fairy lights
She's up and down and up all night
I ain't complaining
She's more than I bargained for

Well we settled down back in Mexico
And I'm the CEO of First National
Got a bun in the oven for a total of five
Man, I'm so proud it brings a tear to my eye
And I guess I hit the jackpot when she held me up on that day
And you best believe she's still a tease
Ain't changed her wicked ways

My baby, she's not the girl next door
My baby, she's not the girl next door
Straight from the pages of a magazine
Brushes her teeth with an M-16
I ain't complaining
She's more than I bargained for

Chorus x 2

Straight from the pages of a magazine
Brushes her teeth with an M-16
I knew that she must be the one
When she done made my motor run
Nunchucks, hand cuffs, fairy lights
She's up and down and up all night
My baby she ain't the girl next door.
Track Name: Hugh's Blues
Instrumental

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