AUSSIE VERSION OF "ALPHA NEGRA" NOW AVAILABLE!
Following up on the 4.5 beers rating of the Brazil version, the Australian version of ALPHA NEGRA is now available. The Aussie version has an alternative cover (choose between the new cover and original cover by simply refolding booklet!!) plus the bonus track RAMONE CONTROL (a cover from the great german pop/punkers GIGANTOR).
More info at www.simonchainsaw. com
ONLY US$12-, EUR9- euros or AUS $15-!!! (+ postage) order direct from corrosion999@ yahoo.com
"FIRE DOWN BELOW" RECEIVES 4 BEERS AT I-94BAR
"FIRE DOWN BELOW" (Disc #1 of JOHNNY RIO´S SONIC RANCHO BOX SET SERIES) has pulled in 4 beers out of 5!! (that´s aussie for stars). Some years ago, after 2 release attempts fell over John McPharlan wrote "That is one fuckin' killer album and I'm stuffed if I can comprehend how that album can continue to languish unreleased.. .". Now, finally released and firmed up by this 4 beer rating, the disc features pasttime sidekick Dr. Johnny Rio and Al Creed (ex- New Christs, Panadolls, Aberation and current Hell Crab City), both providing walls of guitars and slash´n´burn solos. Available with the box set or separate - direct from SIMON CHAINSAW, GEMM or CDBABY.
Hear cuts from the disc at www.cdbaby/all/ simonchainsaw
More info on FIRE DOWN BELOW and the BOX SET SERIES at
www.simonchainsaw. com/johnnyrios. htm
OUT NOW- 2 NEW TITLES FROM SIMON CHAINSAW
the NEW recordings from SIMON CHAINSAW has already received 4.5 beers (that's aussie for stars) outta 5!! Simon Chainsaw is back and he's as pissed as ever. All his trademarks are here. killer solos, catchy choruses, big bottom end. only this time with a bigger production and a badder attitude. You NEED this album. MORE INFO HERE
ALPHA NEGRA is ONLY available at SIMONCHAINSAW.COM. GEMM & CD BABY. there is little point in looking elsewhere as you won't find it. and it's CHEAPER FROM SIMONCHAINSAW.COM!!
JOHNNY RIO'S SONIC RANCHO SESSIONS / FIRE DOWN BELOW
4 CD box set / series. Unreleased discs recorded over the last 8 years at the hands of Dr. Johnny Rio are now finally available in this great retrospective collection. The 1st disc is FIRE DOWN BELOW (which features AL CREED (ex new christs) helping to rawk up a storm and the slipcase comes FREE!! NOTE: This is a SERIES.. each disc will come out 3 months apart. you can subscribe or collect the discs one by one. SUBSCRIBE NOW AND GET A FREE DISC!! Right now this collection is ONLY available from SIMONCHAINSAW.COM!!! more info here
S.C.H.K. AT POPKOMM!!
SIMON will play 2 showcases (!) at Germanys biggest music fair POPKOMM in BERLIN on sept 2006!!
shows dates are:
20.09 SO 36 opening for Peter Pan Speedrock + Columbian Nekties
21.09. Kato opening for Nitro 17 + Baby Woodrose
read all about it at http://www.simonchainsaw.com/schk.htm
new T-shirts have been made, with BERLIN CHAPTER and POPKOMM 2006 featured on front and back to commemorate the shows!! and another run of the chicks small tight T "champion" style logo have already been made!! available at the shows or direct from email@example.com
BE YOUR DRUG .... FINISHED!!
recording is finished for the new SCHK disc "BE YOUR DRUG"... now it's just a waiting game before it hits he streets!!...
S.C.H.K. ON YOU TUBE!
lots of live TV performances, clips, and live shows stuff here at You Tube!!!.. check it out!!
S.C.H.K. ON MTV!!!»
DON’T MISS THIS .… S.C.H.K. featured on MTV’s program R.S. DROPS. The segment, filmed at GARAGEM HERMETICA, includes scenes from the show with an interview ………… available to download at
streaming file (open in new window, save to computer, open when requested by computer)
SIMON GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS
IT’S BEEN A GOOD 3 YEARS IN THE MAKING, AND IT’S BEEN NO SECRET TO SIMON’S FANS BUT HE’S KEEPING THE LID ON THE PROJECT FOR NOW………. SIMON HAS FINALLY RETURNED TO THE STUDIO TO COMPLETE HIS "FUCK THE NEIGHBOURS" PROJECT. THIS PROJECT IS SIMON’S NEXT SOLO DISC AND INVOLVED RECORDING IN GERMANY, FRANCE, AND BRAZIL WITH MANY DIFFERENT MUSICIANS. IT’S BEEN A HARD SLOG BUT AS SIMON SAYS…. “WHAT DOESN’T KILL YA, JUST F#@KS YA UP, RIGHT??!!”
KEEP AN EYE OUT…………
FAN MAKES S.C.H.K. VIDEO CLIP!!!»
As crazy as it sounds, a fan filmed the S.C.H.K. show at Sao Borja (R/S), then cut it into a film clip… then sent it to us!!!! And we rekon it’s GREAT!!! Ya gotta love ya fans huh??!! It’s filmed from in front, right in the middle of the mosh pit (so it looks like a war correspondent diving to the ground to miss the bomb blasts!) but it gives a real cool idea what it’s like to be at an S.C.H.K. show!... we’ve put it on the website… on the download page so go there now and download!!!
HABLAN POR LA ESPALDA & S.C.H.K. at the GARAGEM!!»
Uruguayans Hablan Por La Espalda are coming to Porto Alegre and S.C.H.K. will open!!
It’s Hablans 2nd Tour of brazil, they are promoting their new disc (www.hablanporlaespalda.com)... Think MC5 meets DOORS meets STROKES… it’s a pretty interesting sound…. Where and when??
GARAGEM HERMETICA, porto alegre
SUNDAY 22ND MAY 7pm
Also appearing Tomate Maraviha
S.C.H.K. PLAY LIVE ON RADAR TV PROGRAM - TVE ch:7 Tue3rd May 6:30pm»
On Tue…………. S.C.H.K. will play live on TV program RADAR. It’s the 2nd time playing 4 songs live on the program, and the 4th appearance on the show. Also it will be the debut performance of new drummer THIAGO (baptism by fire) and we wil play 2 NEW songs!!!! TVE ch:7 Tue3rd May 6:30pm!!!
NEW DRUMMER!!!!!!!! »
NEW DRUMMER!!!!!!!! S.C.H.K. has a new skinsman, THIAGO L’HEREUX has stepped in to replace RAFAEL VESTERLON who had to leave for personal reasons. THIAGO is well known here in Porto Alegre and is without a doubt one of the better drummers in the scene here!! WELCOME THIAGO!! This gives S.C.H.K. a chance to focus on new material for the next disc…. Due for recording later in the year.
S.C.H.K. on Radio UNISINOS 103.3 - 5th MAY»
Don’t miss it … 1 hour of chat and playing songs off the “TOLD ME A LIE” and some of Simon’s favorites.
4th & 5th shows of the PUNK RAWK’N’ROLL RESIDENCY»
Well we are at the end of the residency and we wanna thank the few thousand that passed thru the doors this month. PUPILAS DILITADAS (one of Porto Alegre’s original punk bands) fittingly closed down the residency. Simon sang a version of SONIC REDUCER with the guys and the bar went wild!!!..... There were plenty of smiles, plenty of shouting, pletnty of moshing, and I’m sure plenty of well earned hangovers (not to mention a few Technicolor yawns!!!) Thanks to all the bands that played!! And we’ll see everyone soon!!!
S.C.H.K. HEADLINE THE ROCK NO CASERAO (RAWK IN THE BIG HOUSE) FESTIVAL!! 1/6/05»
S.C.H.K is the headline act at the 3rd annual ROCK NO CASERAO!! Along with 10 other bands, the day starts at 2pm and S.C.H.K. hit the stage at 11pm on Sunday 1st of July at where else?? The CASERAO!! Right on the LEMY BEACH… South Porto Alegre
S.C.H.K. ON MTV!!!»
DON’T MISS THIS TUES… S.C.H.K. will be featured on MTV’s program R.S. DROPS. The segment, filmed at GARAGEM HERMETICA, will include scenes from the show, an interview and other bits and pieces………… also available to download at
streaming file (open in new window, save to computer, open when requested by computer)
S.C.H.K. & PUPILAS DILITADAS(dilated pupils) & MTV at GARAGEM 21/4/05»
This Thursday 21st April, S.C.H.K. team up with Original Porto Alegre Punks PUPILAS DILITADAS for a night of “old meets new” full on punk rockaction… the sound of 2005 with the spirit of ’77!!.. the show will also be filmed for MTV! MTV will be cutting a segment together for the DROPS R.S. program to air real soon!!!... DON’T MISS IT!!!
3rd SHOW OF THE PUNK RAWK’N’ROLL RESIDENCY AT THE CAVE! »
At the risk of sounding like a broken record….. the show was GREAT!! The Cave really is a RAWK BAR… the new home of the RAWKERS of Porto Alegre. S.C.H.K. played 3 brand new songs and JAVALI (wild hog) kicked more ass than a bayside pimp!!
See ya next week with TURBULENCIA!
2nd SHOW AT THE CAVE! »
The cave is OURS for APRIL! And the opening bands are continue to give great shows!!! Just as predicted the singer broke a mic on his head, we all drank a skinful, and RAWKED up the place till the sun came up! The big screen TV was playing lots punk’n’roll vids, and upstairs everything was playing from Sex Pistols to Turbonegro to S.R.B.!!! what a great night!... next week JAVALI is opening!! BE THERE !!!!
1st SHOW OF THE PUNK RAWK’N’ROLL RESIDENCY AT THE CAVE»
The 1st show of the residency was great! A really good sound and great vibe. ALT+f4 played a great show… and everyone there dug it! nExt wekk we gonna be playin’ with Quinto Poder!!........ I hear the singer is gonna break a mic on his head!!
See ya there!
the PUNK RAWK'N'ROLL month continues in APRIL!!»
A new residency has been organised for all the SATURDAYS in APRIL!!! that's 5 saturdays chock full'o more PUNK, RAWK'N'ROLL than you can poke a stick at!!! This time in the very PLUSH bar called THE CAVE, The shows are downstairs in a converted cellar, but the place has been totally set up for shows and is LUSH!!! Kicks off at 11pm , every show will also include an invited band to keep the party rockin' till the early hours!! Of course like always, before, during and after the bands will be rolling the VERY BEST of 60's detroit, 70's & 80's punk, and even some new stuff!!! tracks like MC5, SONICS RENDEVOUZ BAND, MISFITS, BUZZCOCKS, RAMONES, CLASH, AC/DC, ROSE TATTOO, HELLACOPTERS, MOTOSIERRA, GLUCIFER, TURBONEGRO... you get the idea right??
Invited bands are, ALT-F4, QUINTO PODER, JAVALI, TURBULENCIA and PUPILAS DILITADAS (one of PORTO ALEGRE's original punk bands... still going strong!!)
WHERE: THE CAVE (Porto Alegre)
WHEN: SATURDAYS IN APRIL $$$$: R$6-
STARTS: 11PM FINISH: DAWN
S.C.H.K. & MOTOSIERRA»
Hey Y’all! Joey scored the nickname Mr T.N.T. from MOTOSIERRA and we all pissed ourselves!!!... “I pity the fool!!”…….. but anyway, the shows with our Uruguayan brothers were RAWKIN’ and we all had a blast!! We played at the Revival Rock Bar in Caxias do Sul, ate the WORLDS BIGGEST hamgurger! Thanks to Jaime Rocha, then went up to the TULIP BAR in Florianopolis!.. What a beautiful city that place is!!! The bar was great and everyone ROCKED completely… check out the photos at
just click on the photo to see the photos!!
While Marcos, Luis, Gabrielle and Walo continue on their “Sacanagem “ tour we all returned to Porto Alegre to continue our PUNK RAWK’N’ROLL SEASON at the CAVE BAR.
We wanna thank the guys of MOTOSIERRA, JAIME ROCHA for the burgers, Rodrigo and everybody at the Revival rock bar, and of course Leca who sorted the show at the Tulip bar!!!
KEEP RAWKING MOTHERTRUCKERS!!! .. OR Mr. T.N.T. will pay ya a visit!!
MARCH IS PUNK RAWK'N'ROLL MONTH!!! part 2!!!»
Just HOT off the press is news that S.C.H.K. will play with URUGUAY'S PUNK RAWK'N'ROLL KINGS...... MOTOSIERRA!!!!!! 2 dates are scheduled with a possible 3rd to be confirmed!
18 MARCH - S.C.H.K. & Motosierra - Revival Rock Bar(Caxias do Sul/RS)
» 19 MARCH - S.C.H.K. & Motosierra - Tulip e Azul Horrivel (Florianópolis/SC)
» 20 MARCH - S.C.H.K. & Motosierra - Curitba - to be confirmed
MARCH IS PUNK RAWK'N'ROLL MONTH!!!»
March has been officially pronounced PUNK RAWK'N'ROLL month here in Hippy Killers city coz S.C.H.K. has scored a residency at KANT BAR on Tuesdays. This means that every Tuesday S.C.H.K. will play with an invited support playing ONLY PUNK RAWK'N'ROLL........ and, before , after & between the bands we'll be spinning yer favorite PUNK RAWK'N'ROLL tracks by everyone from DEAD BOYS, SEX PISTOLS, CLASH, S.L.F. RAMONES to MC5, STOOGES, RATIONALS to HELLACOPTERS, SONNY VINCENT, TURBONEGRO....... kicks off 8pm till midnight every TUESDAY in MARCH. Supports to be announced soon!!!!
S.C.H.K. FULL PAGE SPREAD IN COMMANDO ROCK!!
SIMON CHAINSAW & THE HIPPY KILLERS have scored a full page spread in Brazils leading rawk’n mag! In the interview Simon talks about the current S.C.H.K. topics, his past, how he came to live in Brazil ans dispels the myth about Australian “surf Music”
14.02.05 – PARTICIPATION IN SHOW»
There’s nothing like a bit of moonlighting and JOEY and RICARDO are doing a bit themselves. They’re making a special participation with punkers SAL GROSSO, this Tuesday, 15.02 at the ALIVE bar (Gastao Rhodes, corner with Ipiranga Porto Alegre). Also appearing is ABRIL….. CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!!
14.02.05 SHOW AT CIDREIRA BEACH CANCELLED!»
Big SORRY to everyone who turned up to see S.C.H.K. on the beach!! We went there but it just couldn’t happen coz the P.A. was in no condition to work. Infact NONE of the scheduled bands performed… man we were BUMMED!! So we went swimming!
1.02.05 SHOW AT THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM»
The show was really GREAT!..... without a doubt one of the best moments of our band so far!, also it was the debut of our bands new line up. WECOME to the birth of new HIPPY KILLER: RAFAEL VESTERLON … the New Drummer!!! It was real great to play to an international Audience and Simon said everything in Portuguese and then repeated in English… man that was funny… he said “our future is OUT THERE” and it’s true S.C.H.K. IS TRULY AN INTERNATIONAL BAND!
Thanks to AVATAR, the association that made our show possible, and of course everyone that was at the show. Andrei Fonseca, James Draco, Mateus and Junior from E.S. UNDERGROUND.
THANKS TO THE AUDIENCE OF THE WORLD TOO!!!! We should have these forum things every week!! PAZ
28.01.05 CHANGE OF TIME AND PLACE FOR WORLD SOCIAL FORUM SHOW»
S.C.H.K. will now play on the FRIDA KAHLO stage at Midnight!!! On the night of 30.1.05. The Frida Kahlo stage is on the roundabout at AV. BEIRO-RIO and AV. ANTONIO DE CARVALHO. So were gonna kick some gringo butt that night!!!!!!!!
25.1.05 – SHOW ON CIDREIRA BEACH ON 30/1/05»
This Sunday 30/1/05 were gonna slip slap slop, chuck on our boardies and rock some wax heads!!! It’s the SECOND CUP OF THE GAUCHO SURF CIRCUIT, the stage is right on the beach, and Simon says he gonna stagedive right into the surf!!! I dunno ‘bout that, but anyway get yr asses down there and get a tan!!!
27.12.04 - S.C.H.K. AT THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM»
Hey, It’s official!! We’re playing at the WORLD SOCIAL FORUM….. or the FORUM SOCIAL MUNDIAL as they say in the lingo here…. The Social Forum is where Porto Alegre gets flooded by a bunch of smelly HIPPYS from all over Europe and a bunch of do-gooders who think they can come up with the answers to save the world… they’re here for 5 days, speak no Portuguese and expect the locals to understand everyword they say….. sometimes they even shout!!..... as in louder = more understandable…..Well, we dunno the date yet but it’ll be in Jan 2005 and it’s gonna ROCK!!! … yeah…. Kyoto Protocol, Blood for oil…Man, I’d better get practicing my patter now!
21.12.04 - S.C.H.K. ON TRAMA VIRTUAL SITE»
HEY, well were up on the Trama Virtual site with some info and MP3s. Go here http://www.tramavirtual.com.br/artista/s.c.h.k. sign up and download!!! Simple huh??? ‘cept that it’s all in Portuguese…. And maybe you suckers have enough trouble with English to chance another lingo! So maybe yr better off going here http://www.simonchainsaw.com/indexdownload.htm
no joining up and heaps of tracks and videos to download… it’s up to you…. Do what ya f@#king want OK???.......... isn’t that yr mommy calling??? get outta here!
17.12.04 SHOW AT REVIVAL BAR -CAXIAS DO SUL, R.S.»
Thanks to everyone who went to the Show at the REVIVAL BAR!!!!!
The night started with an AC/DC cover band playing ONLY BON SCOTT tunes.... (nothing at all with the "new guy" singing!), man that guy sounds just like Bon, and thre band smoked it's way through Dirty Deeds, TNT, Walk all over you, girls got rhythm and more!!! Next was JUDIT, who did a pretty good job of rocking themselves and finally yours truely! We got onstage and showed Caxias what Rockin' is REALLY like!!!
Still without a drummer we had the help of Didi Gloor (ex TEQUILA BABY) again... man did he smack those f#@kin' drums around!! and RODRIGO DE NIRO was back helping out again too on guitar. It was a great crowd there to see a night of RAWK'N'ROLL... CAXIAS is a ROCK city!! It's like the DETROIT of Brazil!!
We're gonna come back just as soon as our mommies let us!!! so stay tuned!!
9/12/04 - PRE LAUNCH SHOW»
Thanks to everyone involved with the Pre-Launch Show on 8/12. Thanks to Rodrigo de Nero and Didi Gloor (ex TEQUILA BABY) who filled after the untimely departure of our drummer and lead guitarist!!!. Thanks to Jacques Maciel for some rippin' solos, Thanks to Nery Vatos (original Hippy Killer) who returned to jam out a few basslines!! and Thanks to our new Lead Guitarist RICARDO ADAMATTI, who, after joining the band just days before the show learned a handful of jams to come a pop his Hippy Killin' Cherry!!!!
Thanks to Andrei Fonseca and Francia Cassol, and thanks to the bands who opened up the show... getting everyone in a highly excited state for us!! VORTEX, FANTASTICO MUNDO D'DEBI, QUINTO PODER and EVIL FOX. Thanks to Leoncio, and Flavia Murr, and the Sponsors for the event. and of course all the Fans that went too!!! Yr all bloody GREAT!!!!!!
Ok Losers!!! the new S.C.H.K. T shirt has arrived. Printed front and back. Sizes Med, Large and just a coupla XLs for the big boys...., COLORS:... what colors??!! BLACK ONLY with white printing. go to ORDER page to place yr order!!! they wont last!!
design says: "EXPLICIT PUNK'N'ROLL ATTITUDE"
NEW REVIEW IN RUSSIAN!!!
Simon Chainsaw gets behind the not so iron curtain. His disc "DOWN TO THE WIRE" gets a rave review in Russias REAL ART MAGAZINE.
Here's just a taste.....
Сольный альбом бывшего участника культовой австралийской группы Vanilla Chaisaw, позже игравшего с музыкантами таких легендарных коллективов, как Screaming Tribesmen и Celibate Rifles.
Can't read Russian?? get an online Translator!!!!! check it out here!!!
S.C.H.K "TOLD ME A LIE" OUT NOW!!!
Simon's new disc "TOLD ME A LIE" is out now. You can get a promo track (mp3) from the download page. The CD also features Video Clips of "I WAS WRONG" from the BASTA disc, and "AINT NO RIGHT OR WRONG" from this disc. And includes the hits Communication Breakdown and Get it On !!!!! GET IT NOW!!
OK, it's taken some time but the site has been totally revamped with a sleek new look and streamlined, which makes it much easier to navigate. A photos section has been added, Press/reviews have been updated, links have been updated with lots of my neglected Sth American friends put in, and sites which you should check out too.
S.C.H.K show at the Ovela Fest... Festival of the Sheep
check out the photos at this party!!! baaaaah
S.C.H.K live on PAPO CLIP!!!
Live on TVCOMs program PAPO CLIP.... the boys whipped up a storm!! check out the photos here
S.C.H.K cover story of PORTO BLUES !!
The guys have made the from cover of the local mag PORTO BLUES and inside is a 2 page spread!!! The story tells how the band formed, along with some history of Simon, and live photos of recent gigs. Only in Portuguese tho'.
S.C.H.K. playing live on RADAR!!
SIMON CHAINSAW'S "BURNIN', ROCKIN', GHETTO WORLD SAMPLER 2003"
CHECK OUT THIS SMOKING REVIEW FROM THE I-94 BAR
Features Tracks from Simons released and soon to be released discs. 12 tracks cover 4 albums worth of GREAT ROCKIN SHIT!! It comes to you as a zipped file of 42 mgs with a full color printable fold over sleeve. ONLY available with sales of released discs.
DOWN LOADS and REVIEWS UPDATED!!!!
The DOWNLOAD page is now functioning with a bunch of MP3s . So you can get a taste of each disc, also there are some MPEGs of a coupla videos to download there too...... and loads of reviews. Courtesy of the i94bar and other places....SO GET TO IT!!!!
SIMON CHAINSAW GETS AIRPLAY ON MTV BRAZIL!!!
Simon is currently on rotation on MTV BRAZIL with the song AIN'T NO RIGHT OR WRONG from the forthcoming disc "TOLD ME A LIE". The song is a collaboration with SAO PAULO based band FR!LA. Simon and the band got together late last year and recorded the song. An idea was born to make a clip featuring FR!LA's life in Sao Paulo and Simon's life on the road, with the 2 entities meeting in a rockin' union. It's a fast moving clip and each time you watch it you catch something different. Check out the clip on the download page NOW!!
HIPPY KILLERS SITE ON THE AIR!!!
It's on the air!! for the moment mostly in Portuguese because Simon is languishing in Sunny Brazil with this killer band!!! There's a guest book, MP3's, News, gig agenda, and a place to comment on just about anything!! English will be up in the next coupla weeks.
S.C.H.K. sign to production company RADIMIDIA
SIMON CHAINSAW & THE HIPPY KILLERS signing the contact for production and representation.
SIMON CHAINSAW & THE HIPPY KILLERS
LIVE AT DR JEKYLL, PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL
The posters proclaimed "LEGEND OF AUSTRALIAN UNDERGROUND", the citys major newspaper called Simon "ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL NAMES IN AUSTRALIAN PUNK".... Radio and television interviews preceeded the show. The club was small, packed, hot and LOUD!!! SIMON CHAINSAW & THE HIPPY KILLERS, with Flying V and Firebird guitar team, rocked for a good hour and a half with screams for encores. The band belted out tracks from Simons solo catalogue with some well chosen covers from Dead Boys, Sonic Rendevous band, Foo Fighters, Bad Religion and AC/DC!!!! More photos on the PHOTOS PAGE , Stay tuned for the next show!!!!
DOWN TO THE WIRE IS OUT NOW!!
This disc sees Simon getting back to the sound that made him pick up a guitar in the 1st place!! Short, sharp songs, hard rocking, punk'n'roll!!! Reminiscent of bands like Descendents & Social Distortion. Produced by the Kaiser himself at Kaiser Studios France, this disc explodes with unrelenting fury, great solos and choruses that will have you singing them to yourself for days. Available now on the order page.
HIPPY KILLERS RETURN!!
Simon has returned to Brazil and reunited the HIPPY KILLERS. Already they have played at the CBGB's of Porto Alegre "Dr JEKYLL". The lineup is almost original seeing only the lead guitarist change. But the team ROCK, check out the live Photos here. The new SIMON CHAINSAW AND THE HIPPY KILLERS "TOLD ME A LIE" is due out in JULY. Brazilians can expect to see this band in their city soon!
Check out the new HIPPY KILLERS website, right now only in Portuguese but English is coming soon!!!
NEW VIDEO CLIPS!!
Simon has just finished producing 2 video clips!! "I WAS WRONG" (from the BASTA album) ans "AIN'T NO RIGHT OR WRONG" featuring participation from Brazilians FRILA (from the forthcoming "TOLD ME A LIE" disc). Both clips are expected to be BONUS multimedia tracks on the "TOLD ME A LIE" disc.
SIMON CHAINSAW/HOLY CURSE EURO TOUR POSTPONED
Unfortunate news is that the proposed double bill tour has been postponed until the end of 2003. Some of you will remember the dynamic union of the 2 entities on the Nova Express disc "KAISER BORDELLO". Although on this tour Simon will have his own band featuring ex members of Aussie legends NEW CHRISTS. Meanwhile HOLY CURSE are getting RAVE reviews about their new disc "BLUER THAN RED"
older news below!!!
OK, It's taken a while but the site is finally updated!!! just about every page has something new or has been streamlined. The ORDER page has a new easy order system to save everyone from headaches, and there's a few new links on the opening page. I'll be updating the download files so you get a taste of the new tracks in MP3 format and there's more lyrics to sing along....Enjoy and return regularly as more news takes place!!!
9 may 2003
NEW DISC PLANNED!!!!
A new disc will be recorded in July in FRANCE for French label NOVA EXPRESS and plans to be released around October! Simon recently was featured on a split CD on NOVA EX. along side Holy Curse among others. The disc will feature 13 new tracks. According to Simon " the new tracks are all written jammed and ready to Roll!! I'll be getting together with some great French musos and importing some of my guys from Germany. The tracks are really great punk... clocking in at 2 or 2 1/2 mins per track on average it'll have you hitting the replay button before you know it!!! but don't worry, there's plenty of space for the trademark hard edged solo action"
Also Simon will visit germany to mix ROCK'N'ROLL URANUS which he recorded late last year!!!
7 MAY 2003
Simon will be stepping out in Porto Alegre with ROTENTIX with a performance of BASTA and other songs on 16th May SALA RADAMES GNATALLI (auditorio Araujo Vianna)PORTO ALEGRE. Also appearing is NO REST & WALLRIDE R$3- 19:00. Simon says "get down to the show 'cause ROTENTIX fuckin' ROCK!!!"
Simon is planning to make a Video Clip this month for the Track BASTA off the (finally) released BASTA CD (Featuring Sao Paulo's FORGOTTEN BOYS)
30 APRIL 2003
SIMON CHAINSAW LIVE
AT BAR OPINAO.. PORTO ALEGRE , BRAZIL
16th April, Simon stepped out with local band VORTEX in Porto Alegre's Premiere rock venue BAR OPINAO More photos here!!!
SIMON CHAINSAW in DIGIT FANZINE #27
Simon has a 4 page interview out now in France's DIGIT FANZINE. He was interviewed in PARIS last year when he was there recording with the HOLY CURSE. In the interview Simon discusses his life on the road after the VANILLA CHAINSAWS, all his bands including the new HIPPY KILLERS and his collabortaion with Brazilian rockers THE FORGOTTEN BOYS , all his little known side projects, his encounters with SONNY VINCENT, MARKY RAMONE & SCOTT MORGAN as well his life in BRAZIL where he gaining quite a reputation. Get a copy from SONIC MACHINE (PARIS) or DIGIT ZINE.
NEW RELEASES OUT NOW!!!
unfortunately the wheels of progress have been moving a little slower than we would like but here are the current new releases available in AUSTRALIA thru CORROSION PRODUCTIONS, EUROPE thru SONIC MACHINE, USA thru NKVD, In BRAZIL direct from TRONADOR. If you'd like to distribute for ANY TERRITORY contact CORROSION PRODUCTIONS direct.
1.Simon Chainsaw "BASTA"........2. 2003 SAMPLER CD-R contains 3 tracks from each disc: BASTA (with forgotten boys) , FIRE DOWN BELOW (with Badass Roadshow), RISCO DE VIDA (with Hippy Killers) & ROCK'N'ROLL URANUS........2. VANILLA CHAINSAWS- When Liberty Smiles (best of) DOUBLE CD
ALSO TRACKS ON THE FOLLOWING COMPILATION CD'S
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. Kaiser Bordello........2.Rawk'n'Roll Revolution.........3.Aust Surf Vol #1.........4.Tronador Music Sampler #1
SEE ORDER AND DISCOGRAPHY PAGES FOR MORE INFO
HARDCORE WITH SIMON CHAINSAW
BRAZIL'S LEADING SURF MAG HAS GOTTEN BEHIND SIMON WITH A SPREAD FEATURING SIMON TALKING ABOUT HIS RELEASES IN BRAZIL (ISSUE DEC 2002)
SIMON RECORDS WITH N.Y.PUNK LEGEND SONNY VINCENT!!!
Simon met up with old buddy and N.Y.scene punk legend SONNY VINCENT. Sonny known for his pioneering days in the TESTORS, was in Berlin laying down tracks for his all star guitarist disc, when he ran into Simon. A quick invite was all that was needed and Simon strapped on his SILVER SURFER SG and layed down a cranking rhythm track.
SIMON CHAINSAW RECORDS WITH HOLY CURSE IN FRANCE!!
Simon Chainsaw has teamed up to record with French legends HOLY CURSE!!!! The plan is to record 6 tracks for a split CD with 2 other rockin' French Bands. As we speak the guys are in the studio deep in the wine country of France and one suspects that there is a little more "tasting" going on than recording!!!
The tracks will be released on French label NOVA EXPRESS late 2002
1. THE CURSE "TASTING"!!! 2.SIMON & HOLY CURSE JAMMING
SIMON CHAINSAW AND SCOTT MORGAN!!
Simon met up with Scott Morgan at a HYDROMATICS show in Paris and, along with Eric from HOLY CURSE (pictured below), enjoyed alot of after-show banter. The show was a blistering affair and Scott lived up to his reputation as the toughest Rock'n'Soul soldier in the war against the jive!!! Simon was real wrapped and got a REAL COOL autograph (see below!!)
1. Scott, Simon and Eric (L-R) . 2. THE AUTOGRAPH!!
OUT NOW!!! / OUT SOON!!!!
THRU CORROSION PRODUCTIONS
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1. Vanilla Chainsaws - When Liberty Smiles (best of) DOUBLE CD out now thru TRONADOR RECORDS, Brazil, 2. BadAss Roadshow - fire down below, 3. Simon Chainsaw with the Intruders - Hell die Glaser klingen (3 track 7"vinyl record), 4.Simon Chainsaws & the Forgotten Boys...
for more info on these releases go here, for Licencing enqiries go here...
check out this fresh review from the I-94 Bar!!!!
Latest News 10/2000 update
Currently on tour with Marky Ramone and the Intruders. Started the tour as guitar tech and soon became a special guest singing with the tour support band Forgotten Boys. The tour takes in everywhere from the deep south to the north east to Manaus in the Amazon!!!! and then down thru Argentina.
Marky Ramone and the Intruders tour photos
Simon Chainsaw and the Forgotten Boys
Plans are afoot to record some BadAss Roadshow tracks with Johnny and Alex from the Intruders and some tracks with the Forgotton Boys.
CHAINSAW MEN "electric juju"
australia usa UK/europe
Latest News 12/'99 update
Simon is back in Australia and putting a live band together to promote his Bad Ass Roadshow CD due out in early 2000!!!!
Check out some pictures of his travels in the "On the Road" section.
The latest news is that Simon Chainsaw is currently travelling around the globe!! Trying to satisfy both his travelling and musical urges Simon has spent the last 9 months combining both in what looks like becoming a year long trip. Playing and promoting his material in every country that he has been to. This includes Japan, USA, Brazil, England, France and back to the USA.
In Brazil he played acoustic shows in Rio, Sao Paulo and Cabo Frio.
Simon plays to an intimate listening party in Chicago August 1999
In Japan he was spotted cranking out a set in Tokyo and in France he was playing for baguettes at one of the cites alternative hangouts.
While In the USA in early 1999 Simon teamed up with Steve Gardner (GAMMA MEN, NOISE FOR HEROES zine/web)in San Diego and recorded the 1st CHAINSAW MEN CD and while in Chicago(July)dropped into the "quarter to one" studios and laid down 15 new tracks as preproduction for his first solo album to be recorded in Sydney late 1999.
onstage with the COSMIC PSYCHOS
And when the Cosmic Psychos toured the states Simon joined them onstage in Chicago for a blistering version of the bands classic "custom credit" (a song which the vanilla chainsaws used to cover and will also appear on the new compilation/live CD out in Brazil thru TronadorMusic.)
At time of press Simon was just about to head across the Atlantic to the UK and Europe where he will continue with his promoting. He will be attending the Germany's prestigious POPKOMM music conference in Cologne in August then heading to France where he will record tracks with local band and newcomers Turbolove. This recording will be featuring Al Creed (New Christs) on lead Guitar.
His newest group "Simon Chainsaws Badass Roadshow" (also featuring AlCreed on lead guitar) had to postpone a string of European dates scheduled for Sept/Oct 1999 due a delay in the release of the CHAINSAW MEN's "electric juju" CD.