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Bunny Racket

Postby spzretent » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:47 pm

Runcible & I are part of a vinyl release for a childrens web series called Bunny Racket.
This is a kids(and adults) punk rock record.
Really pleased about this as Robby Krieger from The Doors and Brant Bjork from Kyuss and FuManchu are playing on this album.
Sam Cutler- legendary tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead is also involved.
The creator is Andy Walker.
It will be out hopefully sometime in October in a deluxe gatefold sleeve on colored vinyl.
Limited to 500 worldwide with 100 going to Australia, 200 in the UK and 200 in the US.
Here is a 4 minute video for the Kickstarter campaign that started today.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bu ... s-for-kids
http://www.lilmoxie.com
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby runcible » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:34 am

Chiming in late here...

The point of this idea is that there seemed to be no decent music around that crosses the generation gap. Music made for kids is pretty rubbish generally - often too whimsical or sentimental. Andy Walker has a heavy rock band called Forte who have played loads in Australia. They supported Monster Magnet in their last Australian tour. Andy knows loads of rock 'n' rollers & they have come together for Bunny Racket. I can't recall anyone since stuff like The Banana Splits doing anything even vaguely similar.

Noisy & fun punk rock for kids was too much to resist for us. And with the line up that name checks The Doors & Kyuss this project has some pedigree & there's already some momentum building. It's cool to be part of it!

As King Bunny says 'It's on for young and old'...
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby sunny » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:31 am

Loving the sound of this project. This is definitively going on my 'to back' list.
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby sunny » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:14 pm

Best do it before I forget... Done! :D
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby runcible » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:02 am

Thanks for your support Sunny - I think this is a great project...!
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby sunny » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:33 am

runcible wrote:Thanks for your support Sunny - I think this is a great project...!


I'm loving everything about it!
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby semisynthetic » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:39 am

I think it is a very good idea. I grew up with cartoons backed by primarily Classical Music, which I enjoy, but the horrible Smurfs and a boatload of awful stuff I can't even name is terrible. I have collected Children's Recordings going back to the Age of the Cylinder; and through the 78rpm Shellac and newer materials to Modern Vinyl and Picture Discs. Some of the best I've heard were from the 1910-1920 and the 1940's. (Most of it I have never heard - so my "analysis" is skewed by omission).

This (must be by default) better than anything else out there; although 3 years ago I saw a nice set of (originally) 78rpm-6" discs as a set now on 7" 45rpm discs. The box was damaged so I passed.

Great Idea and I'll shake the couch for the cause!
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby runcible » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:37 pm

The Kickstarter campaign for this project completed a month ago and the target was hit very nicely. It's pretty exciting as this is an area - i.e. rock 'n' roll for kids - that hasn't been explored properly since the days of stuff like The Banana Splits. But I don't think the Splits had members of The Doors and Kyuss as part of the line up! Bunny Racket has all that and more...

If anyone is interested in this there are now copies available through the US and UK Dock Ellis Records web site.. 500 only, gatefold, red vinyl, baseball card insert.

In the USA:
http://dockellisrecords.bigcartel.com/

In the UK:
http://dockellisrecordsuk.bigcartel.com/
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby rameses » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:39 pm

Nice pic from Jumbo Records.
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby runcible » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:47 pm

rameses wrote:Nice pic from Jumbo Records.


Erk!
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby runcible » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:36 pm

I did a big interview with King Bunny before Christmas and only just finished the editing. Here it is if anyone is interested. King Bunny has been in California working with Robby Krieger and Brant Bjorkagain, but he's also brought it the muscle of Ed Mundell, once lead guitarist in Monster Magnet. Respect!

https://dockellisrecords.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/interview-with-king-bunny-of-bunny-racket/
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Re: Bunny Racket

Postby semisynthetic » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:37 am

I received my very own Bunny Racket LP, with Gatefold Cover and lovely Deep Pinkish Vinyl & card. I love kids records, and have collected them for ages. Most of those I purchased new have stayed sealed; and although I have not been able to listen to the Wabbit, it makes a great addition to the collection. I must have well over 100 assorted discs; and cylinders, etc., most from 4" on, almost always in colored media, usually yellow for some reason - even the 78rpm discs of all sizes. The smallest is a 2" set of 10 discs with their own player designed of course for these discs only. I found an exception, however. You may have seen the film "Toys"; and as the old toymaker is lowered down, a laughing box is activated. The box that houses that 2" clear disc will play on this tiny set from the late 1950's. The "flip side" of the Laughing are Birds singing!

This Bunny LP has a remarkable lineup, and if I had little ones at home, I'd play it for them; but since I hope that I never QUITE grow up, I'll have to give it a listen myself.

One obvious point that is clear when I looked through the Children's Section, is how often an "old standard" was repeated. A new disc rarely seems to come along in a given decade! Unless you count Disney. So whether you have little ones or not, there is a great lineup for an addition to your library; so I hope you will indulge a little and add this piece to your collections. I wish that I was able to give it a listen, but that will come in time. This was obviously a labor of love, or perhaps an excuse to wear a giant Bunny Suit. But, either way, I like the Idea of it.
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