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Oh, So Black

by Boneshakers

Rock Pop
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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1. Oh, So Black
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2. Lover In Motion
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3. Meadows of Idaho
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4. Right Under My Eyes
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5. Age of Faith
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6. In a Heartbeat
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7. Crack In the Sky
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8. Felodese
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9. Under the Water
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10. Little Flower Girl
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11. Carry the World
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Album Notes
The Boneshakers formed in November 1984 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Guitarist David Paranzino teamed up with singer/keyboardist Hall Vought, Mark Watts on drums, and Steve Sistrunk on bass. Paranzino, Vought and Watts have been the core of the group ever since, going through about a dozen bass players. Brian Hinson replaced Steve Sistrunk for "Oh, So Black". Drummer Bruce Crump of Molly Hatchet filled in for Watts in the mid nineties.

Boneshakers sound is pure 80's, influenced by the bands they covered such as the Outfield, The Cult, The Call, The Cure, The Bolshoi, The Producers, and many other groups. The band performed as opening act for many of the bands they draw their influences from. From 1986 to 1996 the band toured the east coast club and college circuit constantly, refining their sound and becoming an incredibly solid unit. Vought, the primary songwriter, has a diverse treasure chest of songs that the band performs. Their popularity pushed them to record their debut album, "Oh, So Black" in 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina with producer Steven Gronbach. Originally released on the now defunkt Cellar Door Record Label and mastered by Tony Dawsey, the CD carried the group to greater poplularity receiving regional airplay on a variety of radio stations. A video for "In a Heartbeat" was released to MTV.

"Oh, So Black" features a variety of textures from the Boneshakers, from the ethereal title track, the social conscience "Meadows of Idaho", the rhythmic pounding of "Age of Faith" the guitar crunch of "Little Flower Girl" and the popular "In a Heartbeat" While all 11 tracks show a wide variety of styles, the Boneshaker feel still rises to the surface.


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S. Mascunana

Must have for any CD Collection
If you grew up in the 80s. buy this CD, you won't be disappointed. I grew up in Williamsburg, VA, and remember when the local radio stations started playing their music. I went straight to the music store and bought their tape. Three years ago that tape broke and I have been looking for them ever since. I was so excitied when I found this web site.

T. Landreth

CD that must be in your collection
This is a cd that you must have in your collection. It is one of the reasons the 80's is the best genre of music. You listen to this and remember what it was like to be driving down by the ocean front with your girl friend and thinking of nothing but how great the music is and how songs like In a heartbeat made your life feel magical. Don't live in the past, but remember it with great music like this.

Susan Godwin

Great Guys, Great Music
I met these guys when they first came to Carolina in February 1985, and they were AWESOME!!! The cover music that they played was excellent, and their originals showed a strong command of the 80's style with a personal flair that was ALL BONESHAKERS!!! 20 years later, and I STILL love the CD!!!!


Can't Believe I Found This
Having grown up in Va. Beach, these guys were one of the hot bands along with the like of the Waxing Poetics in the Hampton Roads area. I had this album on cassette so I'm thrilled to find this to download and enjoy again.


I LOVE this CD! I had it of cassette and I'm SO GLAD I found it on CD. Growing up in VB and having the Boneshakers was incredible. The Music is amazing!!! A CD for everyone to hear!!!!

Joe Mason

Good 80's sound...pop + alternative = good stuff
I used to see The Boneshakers all over Virginia Beach when I lived there between 1985 and 1987. Cafe Loco was the best place to see them.

I had this CD when it orginally came out, but over the years lost it in one of my moves. It was great finding it here at CD Baby.

I remember all of the songs, but what I didn't remember was the studio sheen that the producer put on the songs. The band was much better live. This CD is a great showcase for their music, but the over-production does detract a bit from it.

Great songs include Carry The World, In A Heartbeat, Lover In Motion and Right Under My Eyes. All other songs are decent. The two songs Age of Faith and Under The Water almost sound like stuff Blue Oyster Cult was writing toward the end of their career.

Take a chance. Don't know why Under The Water appears twice on the CD though.


Been a long time for since I heard the Boneshakers! I, too, have this on cassette, but no player to play it on! I can't wait!!!