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The Boorays

 

The Boorays are...

 

Mike Hellebusch - guitars and vocals

Bob Kaemmerlen - drums and vocals

Andy Thomson - bass and vocals

Mark Stephens - guitar and vocals

 

With a combination of '70s punk melodicism, '90s rock rawness, and surf-rock dance beats, The Boorays offer something for just about every kind of rock fan.  Their music is contemporary yet evokes memories of early '60s, crossed with the late '70s and early '80s, and mixed with the '90s.  Even the '50s don't go unnoticed by their clever use of 50's style artwork as seen in the album packaging and eye-catching flyers.

 

Songs about flapjacks, playing frisbee, and driving dusty roads with your favorite gal.  They deliver a new brand of pop/rock, with lots of harmonies and plenty of wit.  "Decide", "Rocket to the Moon" and "You Move Me Like A Slug" became instant classics.  And then there's the sad near-ballad "Pick-Up Truck" and Kaemmerlen's delirious turn at lead yelping on "Stop, Drop-N-Roll", initially released as singles only.  The second release featured the feedback-drenched harmonically rich "Band of Gold", the hypertensive "Catch Me, Keep Me", and a song about flapjacks, "Flapjack".  And of course there's "Silence Earthman", the heir apparent to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and the slinky jazz / subsonic rock feel of "Three A.M."

 

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The Boorays

(Re-mixed and re-mastered!)

1. Decide

2. The Truth

3. For All Time

4. You Move Me Like A Slug

5. Rocket To The Moon

6. Sha La La

7. The Hardway

8. The First Day Of Summer

9. Pickup Truck

 

 

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All songs by The Boorays. Copyright 1990, 1991.

Recorded at Music Masters.

Engineered by Jack Petracek.  Produced by Jack Petracek and The Boorays.

Re-mastered by Mike Hellebusch at Brickhouse Acoustics.

Copyright 2005. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Pie Crustacean

(Re-mixed and re-mastered!)

1. Band of Gold

2. Somethin' Sweet

3. Be With You

4. Too Bad

5. Stop Drop-N-Roll

6. Grocery Girl

7. Mall Dweller

8. Trail of Souls

9. Pumpkin Pie Crustacean

10. Catch Me Keep Me

11. Flapjack

12. Remember This

 

 

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All songs by The Boorays.  Copyright 1991, 1992.

Recorded at Music Masters.

Engineered by Jack Petracek.  Produced by Jack Petracek and The Boorays.

Re-mastered by Mike Hellebusch at Brickhouse Acoustics.

Copyright 2005.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Hollow In The Middle

(Re-mixed and re-mastered!)

(Two previously unreleased songs!)

1. Barbed Wire

2. Girl Repellent

3. Hollow In The Middle

4. Goin' Numb

5. My Own Ghost

6. Poison Apple

7. Fear

8. Three A.M.

9. Silence Earthman

10. Prophet of Doom

11. Time It Takes

12. Wish It Away

 

 

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All songs by The Boorays.  Copyright 1994.

Recorded at Music Masters.

Engineered by Jack Petracek.  Produced by Jack Petracek and The Boorays.

Re-mastered by Mike Hellebusch at Brickhouse Acoustics.

Copyright 2005.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Singles

 

 

Side A:

Girl Repellent

 

 

Side B:

You Move Me Like A Slug

 

 

Side A:

Pick-Up Truck

 

 

Side B:

Stop Drop-N-Roll

 

 

Side A:

Christmas Day Parade

 

 

Side B:

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

 

 

 

Compilations

 

 

River of Sounds

 

 

6th Annual Blueberry Hill

Music Contest

 

 

7th Annual Blueberry Hill

Music Contest

 

 

8th Annual Blueberry Hill

Music Contest

 

 

School House Rock Tribute!

 

Page Last Updated: January 19, 2010

 

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