Monday, July 30, 2012

The Shambles and Manual Scan Covered

The Shambles and Manual Scan have had their songs covered by several artists, including ska combo The Kingpins, blues rocker Anna Troy and mod legend Anthony Meynell. Most of the tunes were written by Bart Mendoza,  a few with co-writers. Collaborators on tunes over the years include Maya Morris, Jeppe Riddervold, Frank Drennan, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Mark DeCerbo, Dylan Martinez and Robbie Rist. Here is an updated list of who has recorded what song and where it can be found.

The Shambles and Manual Scan Cover Versions

The Crawdaddys discography updated

The Crawdaddy's discography has been greatly updated, with releases documented from 1979-2005. This only covers the first version of the group with bassist and future founding Shamble Mark Zadarnowski. Singer Ron Silva was also drummer with The Shambles for a short time.

The Crawdaddys Discography

Manual Scan discography updated

Manual Scan's discography has been greatly updated, with releases from 1982-2010 documented. The band included Bart and Kevin of the Shambles.

Manual Scan Discography

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New! Wendy Bailey & True Stories "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" video

Bart Mendoza is also performing with the band True Stories and will be recording an album of new songs with them this fall. The bands set list includes songs from throughout his music career, including new tunes and songs from the Shambles, Manual Scan and Rachael Gordon songbooks. The band currently can be seen around Southern California and features Bart Mendoza, David Fleminger, Billy Fritz and Danny Cress. David is a founding member of Manual Scan and is currently in the Comeuppance and The Answers, plus the occasional spot with the Amandas. Danny and Billy are both former members of The Coyote Problem.

Here is an R&B garage rock tune written by Bart , "Can't Seem To Make You Mine," which can be found on the new album, String Theory, by Wendy Bailey & True Stories.

San Diego Music Awards Tickets now on sale!

The 22nd Annual San Diego Music Awards will take place August 13 at beautiful outdoor venue, Humphrey's by the Bay on August 13. Tickets are available now. Shambles guitarist Bart Mendoza is part of the San Diego Music Foundation team that puts together the event, contributing in several capacities. This is the party of the year for anyone who likes San Diego Music.

San Diego Music Awards

The Shambles "Mod Radio UK" video

The Shambles recorded a theme / jingle for Mod Radio UK. Here's a video using vintage clips from San Diego's mod scene circa 1987

Bart Mendoza features archive at the San Diego Reader

Shambles guitarist Bart Mendoza's day job as a music journalist includes work for the San Diego Reader. All of his writing for the weekly paper can be found here, updated as new articles come in

Bart Mendoza articles at the San Diego Reader

Bart Mendoza & True Stories Live Aug 1 2012 at Lestats

Bart Mendoza's new group, True Stories, performs at Lestat's in San Diego on August 1, 2012. The bill includes Michigan powerpop icon Jeremy Morris and blues/pop guitarist Scott Mathiasen. 9 p.m. All Ages.
The band includes David Fleminger (Manual Scan, The Answers etc), Billy Fritz and Danny Cress (The Coyote Problem, The Rarities)

New Shambles album out soon!

Coming this Summer! The Shambles recorded live at the Casbah in San Diego - A dozen tracks taken from various concerts taped in 2004 - out soon via Archive Recordings!

The Shambles meet Jonathan Richman

This is a rare promo pin issued to commemorate a run of eight shows at the Casbah in San Diego by Jonathan Richman, with the Shambles opening...

Manual Scan Live July 21 2012

Shambles precursor Manual Scan played a rare gig earlier this month in Orange County, a benefit for Gary Heffern, vocalist for the Penetrators. Also performing were Cindy Lee Berryhill, Nena Anderson and Peter Case, with Severo (The Smithereens) and Jim Lapesa (The Muffs / Dave Davies). Also in attendance, Frank Drennan (Dead Rock West), Derrick Anderson (The Bangles) and many more...

Huntington Beach, CA
July 21, 2012

American Way
For Those
Leaving Here
Nothing Can Be Everything
And We Still feel The Same
She's So Fine
I Can't Explain
Plan of Action
Feel A Whole Lot Better
Nothing You Can Do
Come See Me
I Can't don't Want to Faster

Bart Mendoza also joined Cindy Lee Berryhill during her set for a version of "She Had Everything"

The Shambles included in new book "Power Pop Prime"

The Shambles are included in the new book, Power Pop Prime Volume 1, from Not Lame Publishing. It includes an interview with Bart Mendoza and the band's song, "Days and Maybes" is included on the accompanying CD!