"The Bones of Contention" are back. After years of
obscurity, this four piece trombone section (of 1970's Hot
Mont touring acclaim) is claiming their rightful place as
the bone's boniest ensemble...er, the bonist's best
This venerable ensemble has been getting beaucoup work in
South Florida studios...especially those that cater to the
more mature set. Rumor has it that work is so brisk that
leader Martin O'Bonian has actually gotten a new pager!
only are the B.O.C. boys adding their blast-o-magic to
many artist's cds (including B.B. Dogg); they are now
beginning a series of theme- based cds
of course, the trombone.
The first of
these, which is currently in production is titled
"Blow It Out Yo' Butt" and showcases all rap & hip-hop
songs. This concept album is destined to put the trombone back
in mainstream pop. "The Bones" have enthusiastic major label
backing and consequently, the record will feature several heavy
weights including rappers Tone Def, Ice Cold Chill, and even d.j.
Rupert Snap Dogg.
The second album in
the series "Blowing Bubbles" will surely bowl you over.
It's a tribute to the big band "champagne music " era, some
of it recorded live in the highly-regarded men's room of
Atlanta's Fox Theatre. (to capture the perfect audio
Although the current studio location is strictly hush-hush, there
are a couple of pirated moments from sessions that will be
available soon. Locating the studio shouldn't be too hard.
As always, wherever the 'Bones play their music, many dogs
are howling outside the doors!
-Bob Swobbly for Legends of the Midwest 2-3-06
Bones of Contention"... arguably the world's boniest
bone masters... already have a new album out to follow the all-out
success of their "Blow it Out Yo' Butt" trombone
These guys will
stop at nothing to bring the trombone back to prominence.
bandleader Duke Dreyfuss
takes you on a journey back to the days of The Tijuana
Brass...who are also known as "TJB" to horn player
What makes this album totally unique is
the actual concept behind "Tacos & Turds". The idea was
to remake six of the very best TJB tunes (the "taco"part
of the collection); then
as a counterpoint to that, the Bones would
record six of The TJB's worst, most obscure tunes (the
"turd" part of the collection).
Finding the great stuff was easy...they chose
the smash hits including "Spanish Flea, "Tijuana Taxi", "Lonely
Bull" and several others. Then, to set the record straight,
those ever-contentious Bones culled the
six worst filler music tracks after studying all of the TJB albums.
(Almost every sixties band had to fill up their albums with a
few so-so "B-side" tunes to fulfill record company song quotas).
These are the songs
you always skipped over on your 8-track back in the day. Now, for the first time,
here is a complete TJB musical story as told by four blast-o-matic bones. New bandleader Duke Dreyfuss
has really outdone himself with this tribute to the best and the
worst of the Tijuana Brass! The cover, designed by
seventies-album-cover-guru Mahatma Loin Bernik, features 'The Bones"
performing from inside giant tacos! (above)
Thankfully, Dreyfuss chose not to feature any "turd" art on the
The Duke Dreyfuss
& The Bones of Contention released a cd back in the late
1990's to rave reviews!
This rousing cd
titled "Who Ordered the Clams" has just been re-released by
Shattco Records! Get your complete Bone collection at
-Bob Swobbly for Legends of the Midwest 3-6-06