Dog Songs

by Jack Howard

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The CD version of Dog Songs includes Portland, Sydney and Montreal from the vinyl/digital release Lightheavyweight. This record wasn't available on CD so three of the tracks are here. The three well-known covers (Coz I Love You, Who Is He and Sharp-Dressed Man) are only available on the digital version.

    Includes digital pre-order of Dog Songs. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases September 3, 2020
    item ships out on or around September 20, 2020

      $20 AUD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Dog Songs. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    The download of Dog Songs includes three of our regular cover versions (not on the CD) - the fabulous Coz I Love You by Slade, which the inimitable Fiona Lee Maynard sings; an extended jam-fest of Bill Withers' Who Is He featuring solos from Ed, Nick and myself; and ZZ Top's Sharp-Dressed Man sung by the ever-stylish Nicky Del Rey. All of these songs go completely off at the end of our Sunday night Dogs Bar residency gigs. Hope you enjoy them!
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases September 3, 2020

      $15 AUD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Rather than buy the new CD for $20 and the new book for $30, get both together for $45. Bargain!

    Includes digital pre-order of Dog Songs. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around September 3, 2020
    edition of 300 

      $45 AUD or more 

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 13 Jack Howard releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Dog Songs, BATHROBE BEATS, LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT, MY LUCKY DAY, EPIC BRASS LIVE AT MEMO, THE PASSING PARADE, SONGS FOR LONGING - The Poems Of Dawson Hann., THE LOOK OF LOVE - The Songs Of Bacharach and David, and 5 more. , and , .

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      $79.30 AUD or more (35% OFF)

     

1.
Reason To Believe
2.
Let Me Live
3.
City Lights
4.
Melbourne
5.
04:41
Simple men need simple themes Simple lives, simple dreams Get a job, take a pretty wife Pave your way to a better life One, one plus two, two plus three, three plus four Must be more Grand illusion, time is slipping away Blind delusion, the earth is spinning round and round Seeds of doubt start creeping in Open doors start closing Look around, the kids have grown Father, husband, carpenter but what lurks within? One, one plus two, two plus three, three plus four Must be more Grand illusion, time is slipping away Blind delusion, the earth is spinning round and round Make a will, plan your death A stack of unpaid bills steals your last breath The wind it blows, the sun it shines Birds are singing out beyond the power lines Grand illusion, time is slipping away Blind delusion, the earth is spinning round and round
6.
Restlessness
7.
Panic In The City
8.
Frankenstein
9.
Red Rose
10.
Home
11.
Coz I Love You
12.
Who Is He?
13.
Sharp-Dressed Man

about

Dog Songs is a “best of” our Dogs Bar St. Kilda residency (now into its fourth year). We play there once a month on a Sunday and it has really led to the re-generation of The Brothers (and a Sister) and of my own music. It’s a dancing crowd but also a listening one and the punters love the originals as much as the cheesy covers that we occasionally break into.

All tracks were recorded late 2019/early 2020 at Hothouse Audio with Craig Harnath and Gez Giddings. Craig also mixed and mastered them.

The band has grown from strength to strength over this time. Cal McAlpine plays drums, Rob Walker plays bass, Ed Bates plays pedal steel, Nicky Del Rey plays guitars, sings backing vocals and sings lead here on Sharp-Dressed Man; and Fiona Lee Maynard plays percussion, sings backing vocals and sings lead here on Red Rose and Coz I Love You. Amy Valent Curlis, our unofficial second sister, plays congas, hubcaps, castanets and various bits of metal. I sing and play trumpet and flugel horn.

Some of these songs are brand new. Some are old favourites going right back to the first steps I took into a solo career post-H & C. I wrote all of them except for Frankenstein (Gary Burgess), Coz I Love You (Noddy Holder and Jim Lea from Slade), Who Is He (Bill Withers) and Sharp-Dressed Man (ZZ Top).

Big thanks to Gavan and Sonya Breen at Dogs Bar for their great support and to all of the Dogs Bar staff and punters.

Thanks to our families including the dogs and cats.

credits

releases September 3, 2020

Jack Howard - vocals, trumpet and flugel horn
Nicky Del Rey - guitar, backing vocals, lead vocal on Sharp-Dressed Man
Ed Bates - pedal steel
Rob Walker - bass
Cal McAlpine - drums
Fiona Lee Maynard - backing vocals, percussion, lead vocals on Red Rose and Coz I Love You
Amy Valent Curlis - congas, hubcap, castanets, bowed cymbal, triangle

Engineer - Gez Giddings
Production and mastering - Craig Harnath at Hothouse Audio
Artwork - Jack Howard

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Jack Howard Melbourne, Australia

Jack Howard plays trumpet with Hunters and Collectors and for the last fifteen years, he's been releasing his own highly- regarded CDs. Along the way, he's also played with The Living End, The Violent Femmes, Rodriguez, The Break, You Am I, Little Red, Pete Murray and a host of others. In 2017, Jack toured the world with Midnight Oil as their trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist. ... more

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