The Forty-Fives News

Rockin Bones - A Halloween Sampler
Yep Roc's first soundtrack for your favorite spooky holiday, Rockin' Bones is perfect for setting an All Hallow's Eve kinda mood. This compilation rocks harder than your Ozzie costume, and features songs by The Forty-Fives, Robyn Hitchcock, Radio Birdman, Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers, Los Straitjackets, The Minus 5, and more! Rockin' Bones is also the only album you're going to find The Fleshtones track, "Ghoulman Confidential" on. At $9.99, Rockin' Bones is no trick, it's all treat.
Go Get One Here
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Interview from 'On the Road'
Splendid Magazine - The Forty-Fives tear it up again
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FortyFives in The Happenstance
Happenstance - We're inviting 30 musicians to meet us at the EARL on Dec. 17th. They will be randomly distributed into 6 different bands and sent off to compose a 20 minute set of music to be performed that night at The EARL. Come watch some of the best independent musicians in Atlanta create something unique, fun, and for a great cause.
Earl Info Here The Happenstance Info Here
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September Shows Added
Including Atlanta's World Famous Labor Day Weekend Drive Invasion!


Bands all Day, Movies All Night.
Check out the 'shows' page for all the details. We are once again getting to play one of the best partys going down in atlanta all year - Drive Invasion. Click HERE for details.

Also at the show this year with the Forty-Fives are The Woggles, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Gravyboat, JJ and The Hustlers and more. Gates open at 2:30 and last all day with movies at night. Saturday has The Big Birdcage,Spider Baby,and Foxy Brown

And then we hit the road regionally with The Fleshtones and The Moaners.

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July  2005

Our web site has a new look! A cool part of the new site is that we now can have mp3 samples of all our tracks available for download or played with our built in flash cd player.

We will soon have a copy of our new video for "High Life High Volume - SuperPill". The video has turned out great.  The video was created by the guys at Primal Screen and they kick ass. Keep checking back for it to be up here soon. Or better yet, sign up to our new Google discussion group
slash newsletter, and you'll always be on the cutting edge of 45's happenings.

Rock On.

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August/September 2004

It’s a very exciting time at the Forty-Fives World Headquarters. There’s a new record out called “High Life, High Volume” (Yep Roc). There has been much radio airplay on the syndicated program, “Little Steven’s Underground Garage”, as well as college radio throughout the U.S. of A. The long-awaited 7-inch single featuring show favorites, “Shake” and “One After 909” is finally available from Chicken Ranch records. There is a video for the song “Superpill” that’s almost complete. And all of this falls on the eve of our men taking their dog and pony show all over the world yet again.
This weekend finds the men of the Forty-Fives playing the most fantastic, “Little Steven’s International Underground Garage Festival” at Randall’s Island in New York City. They will be joining the ranks of Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The New York Dolls, The Pretty Things, The Strokes, Bo Diddley, and many others. Look for a full report sometime in the near future.
Shortly thereafter, another European tour will commence that includes stops at the Reading Festival (as well as Leeds) in the UK, and festival performances in Denmark, Germany, and Holland. Various club dates follow and then it’s back to the UK for another appearance on the BBC’s John Peel show. Whew!
With another full-scale tour of America looming as soon as they get back, surely the Forty-Fives will be coming to your town soon. Wake the kids, phone the neighbors, get the dog, and lock up the liquor. The “High Life, High Volume” tour has only just begun. Check out the tour dates to see when you can hop on the train.


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May 2004

I’m not even sure where to begin this current rant about the business of The Forty-Fives. It’s all been such a blur as of late. Let’s start with the facts – just the facts, then we’ll get to the speculation, wild allegations and just plain made-up stuff.
The new album, “High Life, High Volume” is finished and is slated for a June 29th release on Yep Roc records. The magic happened at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit with the honorable Jim Diamond presiding. It’s an ambitious collection of dance numbers and rave-ups guaranteed to get people moving from coast to coast. Guest stars, exotic instrumentation and cryptic, hidden messages are just half the fun. There’s even an extra track on the limited-edition vinyl pressing that you can’t get anywhere else.
Firmly established as one of the most powerful and exciting groups working today, The Forty-Fives’ musical experimentation is flourishing. Their unusual composing versatility can be heard in the wide range of original material on “High Life, High Volume”, in addition to a surprising performing versatility which was most recently unleashed on the people of Spain.
April saw the arrival of our men on foreign shores to play several highly anticipated shows. This appearance reached its zenith in Ponferrada, Spain where The Forty-Fives played the “Freakland” festival to a packed house. It was a few days afterward, however, that both bassist, Mark McMurtry, and drummer, Adam Renshaw, were stricken with a bizarre form of dysentery. Unflinching in their determination to go on, neither fever nor intestinal distress could stop them.
Now fully recovered, the men of The Forty-Fives are busy preparing for their next trip. May will find them traversing the Southeast with partners-in-crime, The Dirtbombs, for a series of incendiary live shows. Please check the tour dates section of this website to find out when they’re coming to a venue near you. They will be previewing material from their forthcoming album as well as playing all of your old favorites.
They’ll be on the road all summer too, supporting the Reverend Horton Heat, rocking big auditoriums from coast to coast. Another trip to Europe to work the festival circuit will follow shortly thereafter. Hell, there’s even a new tour single in the works coming from Chicken Ranch records. What more could you want from those four zany minstrels known as The Forty-Fives?


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