Alan Bernhoft | Mrs. Sippy Bone

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Mrs. Sippy Bone

by Alan Bernhoft

L.A. Punk meets Missisippi Delta Blues
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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1. Baby Cigarette
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2. One Girl
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3. I'm Crying Blood
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4. Gonna Get To You
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5. Send Me Home
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6. Mrs. Sippy Bone
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7. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
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8. Can't Stay Away
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9. National Weather Station
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10. Bye Bye Blues
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11. Tied To You
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12. Drugs, Sex, Religion
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13. When I Get Home
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14. She's My Baby
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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ALAN BERNHOFT

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Alan has spent over twenty years creating music. A serious drummer at the age of eight, he had his first band in grammar school, playing parties and school dances through makeshift P.A. systems. As a young boy drawn to the many blues clubs and honky tonks around town, Alan developed quite an array of fake I.D.'s in order to get in to hear his favorite old players. The "little white boy over in the corner" became a familiar fixture at intimate performances by legends such as Little Richard and Leadbelly. He was soaking in the experiences like a sponge.

His Beatles records were seldom off the turntable. "I heard John Lennon's voice and it was all over with...I knew that he knew what I knew...you know?"

Alan's punk-art band, The Wedgeheads, created a lasting local impact with outrageous performances like "Puppy Slicer" and a dead-Elvis parody that made for great press. It subsequently, however, got Alan thrown out of The Sundowners, a country group he was gigging with on the side, who didn't get the humor.

He and songwriter Jaxon Baker then formed The Mice! a Beatlesque, harmonizing pop group whose self-produced first single circulated on college radio throughout the south, grabbing the ear of Electra A&R man Kevin Patrick in New York. Alan moved the band to L.A. to release a second single with Greg Shaw's Voxx Records, only to re-form with some locals as Mary Kelly. They received extensive airplay on independent radio in the U.S., Canada and Europe with a four-song EP. It was penned and produced by Alan and recorded with producer and friend Brett Gurewitz (of Bad Religion) at his Westbeach Studios.

After leaving Mary Kelly, Alan pursued several solo projects. He wrote and recorded a series of rock musicals, including "The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde" (based on the classic novel) on which he produced, played all the instruments and created all the vocal characterizations. The independent film version, The Jekyll & Hyde Rock 'n Roll Musical, starring Alan and directed by Andre Champagne, is currently being distributed internationally by Bruder Releasing of Los Angeles. The film features a cameo by Alan's friend and mentor, studio legend and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer, Hal Blaine.

Alan has also been heard on the internationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show, with a series of novelty tunes recorded at his home studio. Around L.A., Alan enjoys a certain amount of notoriety for his uncanny John Lennon impersonation. He has performed with Ticket To Ride, Forever Fab, The Psychedelic Rockers, Cold Turkey- A Tribute to John Lennon, and Two of Us, an all-Beatles duo, at nightclubs and parties including numerous performances in Las Vegas and at the International Beatlefest. He also played drums for the LA-based band, Theory, who had a tune on TV's Party Of Five.

Alan's song, "Chocolate Chip Cookie Rock" from his children's release, PLAYDATE, can also be found on volume three of the "Are We There Yet?" CD series for kids, entitled "Zade's Little Shop".

Latest release: the bluesy and soulful "MRS. SIPPY BONE" -the L.A. rock 'n roller returns to his Southern roots with this blues-infused collection, reminiscent of early Stones and Zeppelin!

On The Web:

www.cdbaby.com/cd/bernhoft4
www.jekyllandhyderock.com
www.zadeslittleshop.com


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Graham Bailey

Bernhoft is a seriously talented musician, who has great musical chops, as well
One can easily tell that Bernhoft is a seriously talented musician, who has great musical chops, as well as an appreciation and understanding of classic and modern rock. Bernhoft should be quite happy with Mrs. Sippy Bone- he’s quite a musician, playing all the instruments on the album; songs like “I’m Crying Blood” showcase some great electric guitar work, while “Send Me Home” shows Bernhoft can play a mean acoustic blues guitar. Mrs. Sippy Bone is a valiant effort by a talented musician at melding blues and punk together; songs like “Keep Your Hands Off Of My Baby” can be fun to listen to.

George Aiuvalasit- Musician

The first cut slaps you silly
The title of this latest CD from Alan Bernhoft sets the anticipation level before the first cut slaps you silly. Great fusion of punk and blues, easy to do; try it sometime. This artist has a gift in blending rasp, sass, moody, and to the bone blues. Way to go my man.

Martin Allen

JET MEETS EARLY ROLLING STONES!!!!
Pure and simple...If JET got together with the early ROLLING STONES and recorded an album in 2005, this would be that album. The tracks burn off the speakers!!!

J. Sin

Quite professionally cut with a good knack for arrangement
Mississippi born eh? Yeah, Alan Bernhoft was born and raised in Mississippi but most of his tunes sound more influenced by the famous Beatles rather than honky-tonk or Delta blues. His music isn’t that bad and in fact he doesn’t rest on his laurels with just music as he’s starred in the indie film “The Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Rock ‘n Roll Musical” which featured his songs, which were nominated for the Fennecus Award. He’s quite professionally cut with a good knack for arrangement.

Music Connection Magazine

A raw, DIY sensibility that we admire
Bernhoft's home-recorded 14-song CD has a raw do-it-yourself sensibility that we admire. On the catchy "Send Me Home" his strained nasally vocal reminds us of Robyn Hitchcock doing folk blues. "Mrs. Sippy Bone" starts in a scratchy Delta blues vortex and then segues to a clear, modern-sounding realm. Though he's a shameless riff-nicker, Bernhoft channels scads of Sixties garage-band hooks and blues riffs in a way that is entertaining.

Roctober Magazine

Clever college radio rock with Blues roots and bedroom band sensibilities
Clever college radio rock with Blues roots and bedroom band sensibilities. Alan sometimes displays some real soulful singing, often moves from soulsville into a retro-60s pop fantasy that reminds me of the fake band from the Tom Hanks One Hit Wonders movie. Which is good, I liked that movie.

Hal Blaine- World's Greatest Drummer

ALAN IS GREAT AND HIS NEW ALBUM PROVES IT!
ALAN IS GREAT AND HIS NEW ALBUM PROVES IT! HE'S PLAYING ALL OF THE INSTRUMENTS AND PLAYING THEM WELL. YOU'LL HAVE TO HEAR IT AND DO YOUR OWN CRITIQUE OF IT. I HOPE HE GETS A GRAMMY THE NEXT TIME AROUND, I KNOW THAT I'LL VOTE FOR IT !! ONE OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS, ALAN IS A PRODUCER, WRITER AND DIRECTOR OF FILMS, A
FINE ACTOR, A DANCER, A SINGER AND, OF ALL THINGS, A BALLSY DRUMMER!

-Hal Blaine, World's Greatest Drummer, Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame Member, Multi Grammy and Gold Record Award Winner

Mark Atteberry, BerrySoup Productions

This CD rocks hard and pure. It's the viceral core of rock and roll!
Ever wondered what it would sound like if all the legends and innovators of rock and roll got together today, in the year 2004, and recorded a CD? So did I. And I just heard it! Alan Bernhoft's "Mrs. Sippy Bone" is at its core true to the heart of rock and roll. It is the roots of rock and roll, the trunk, the branches and the leaves. It's everything rock and roll was meant to be. It’s music that moves your hips and stirs your sole. Kudos to Alan for a CD that is great from start to finish. You'll be hard pressed to find a weak song on this one. It is enjoyable from the first guitar crunch to the last drumbeat. Not since the Ramone’s has there been a revolutionary twist to music that reintroduces us to the heart of rock and roll. This is a great CD to add to any collection.

Jon Worley

Bernhoft writes some of the tastiest hooks I've heard in a while
Alan Bernhoft is well-schooled in classic rock...everything from the Replacements to the Beatles, if you're willing to accept my definition. He's willing to dip into the blues, roots, punk, pop and just about anything else in order to write the song he wants to hear. This disparate and wide-ranging palette is held together by fairly primitive recording. Still, all those serrated edges can't take away from the sweetness of the songs. Bernhoft writes some of the tastiest hooks I've heard in a while. And, well, he's one hell of an expressive guitar player as well. He's not exactly a virtuoso, but he knows how to wring a song out of the strings. And that's more important than the finest technique on the planet. I simply cannot understand why someone hasn't taken a chance on the boy. He's a fine writer, and he has a great feel for crafting songs in the studio. Top notch.

Laura Turner

plenty of crunchy guitars, hearty harmonicas and expressive, raw vocals
...melds southern blues with a style reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones. The CD features plenty of crunchy guitars, hearty harmonicas and expressive, raw vocals. The production is stark allowing emotions to flow to the top. 'Baby Cigarette' is the energized opener, puffing along on rocking guitar leads and punk vocalization, a creative fusion of styles. 'I'm Crying Blood' has haunting instrumentation and vocals that grow more crazed as the story of lost love unfolds. Sorrowful, bluesy guitars lead to a pinnacle of pained, screeching vocals. 'Can't Stay Away' has a funky, groove combined with a punk attitude and a guitar jam. Funny enough, the song is not an angry punk song, but an ode to a fine girl. Mrs. Sippy Bone is an erratic yet entertaining collection of songs that uniquely marries soulful, blues with punk rock!
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