Discography

This is a listing of all of the CDs/LPs/EPs/Compilations which The Connells have either contributed to or released. If you have any additions or correction, please e-mail them to me at the address below. We have listed information on production and recording of these records.

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Darker Days
Feburary 1986

Boylan Heights
March 1988

Fun & Games
March 1989

One Simple Word
Sept 1990

Ring
September 21, 1993

Weird Food and Devastation
August 1996

Still Life
May 26, 1998

Old School Dropouts
November 6, 2001

ReRelease of Ring
Pending…

Compilation: Another Souvenir
Pending…

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CDs/LPs

Darker Days

Darker Days

Darker Days

Darker Days was originally released on The Connells own independent Black Park label in early 1986. It was then re-released on TVT records.

From Jonathan Guy: Both Darker Days and Fun and Games were released in the UK by Demon records (a brilliant label incidently) but Darker Days did not have “Dial it” on the track listing and Fun and Games was without “Fine Tuning.” The track Darker Days was also released on a compilation called “Welcome to Comboland” issued (in the UK at least) by the much missed Making Waves label. It’s a really good compilation of North Carolina Bands and includes contributions from The Othermothers, Rod Dash,
Southern Culture on the Skids, The Right Profile, The Woods, The Accelerators, Don Dixon, and one or two others I can’t remember at present … anyway, well worth checking out.

Track listing:

Hats Off
Holding Pattern
Seven
Unspoken Words
Darker Days
Much Easier
1934
Brighter Worlds
Dial It

All songs written by Mike Connell except “1934” by George Huntley

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Boylan Heights

Boylan Heights

Boylan Heights

Boylan Heights was relesed in 1987 on TVT records.

Track listing:

Scotty’s Lament
Choose a Side
Try
Just Like Us
If It Crumbles
Pawns
Over There
Elegance
Home Today
OT2
I Suppose

All songs by Mike Connell except “Home Today” by George Huntley

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Fun and Games

Fun and Games

Fun & Games

Fun & Games was released in 1989 on TVT records. It was produced by Gary Smith except “Motel” which was produced by Anthony Battaglia, “Sal” which was produced by Gary Smith and Anthony Battaglia, and “Saturday Nite (USA)” which was produced by Matt Matthews and The Connells.

Track listing:

Something to Say
Fun & Games, Tab
Sal
Upside Down
Fine Tuning (bonus song on CDs)
Motel
Hey Wow
Ten Pins
Inside My Head
Uninspired
Saturday Nite (USA)
Lay Me Down, Tab

“Something to Say,” “Fun and Games,” “Upside Down,” “Fine Tuning,” “Hey Wow,” “Uninspired” written
by Mike Connell
“Sal,” “Motel,” “Inside my Head,” “Lay Me Down” by George Huntley
“Ten Pins” written by George Huntley and Doug McMillan
“Saturday Nite” was written by Mike Connell and Doug McMillan

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One Simple Word

One Simple Word

One Simple Word

One Simple Word was released in 1990 on TVT records. It was produced by Hugh Jones.

Track listing:

Stone Cold Yesterday, Tab
Speak To Me
All Sinks In
Get a Gun
What Do You Want
Set the Stage
One Simple Word
Another Souvenir
Link
The Joke
Too Gone
Waiting My Turn, Tab
Take a Bow

“Stone Cold Yesterday” written by Mike Connell and Doug McMillan
“Another Souvenir” written by Doug McMillan
“Speak to Me,” “All Sinks In,” “Get a Gun,” “Set the Stage,” “One Simple Word,” “Too Gone,” “Waiting my
Turn” by Mike Connell
“What do you Want,” “Link,” “The Joke” written by George Huntley

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Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring was released in 1993 on TVT records. It was produced by Lou Giordano and The Connells.

Track listing:

Slackjawed
Carry My Picture
’74-’75, Tab
Doin You, Tab
Find Out
Eyes On the Ground
Spiral
Hey You
New Boy
Disappointed
Burden
Any Day Now
Running Mary

Slackjawed. Carry My Picture, ’74-’75, Find Out, Sprial, New Boy, Disappointed, Burden, Running Mary
written by Mike Connell
Eyes on the Ground, Any Day Now written by Doug McMillan
Doin You written by George Huntley

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Weird Food and Devastation

Weird Food and Devastation was released in 1996 on TVT records. It was produced by Tim Harper and
The Connells.

Track Listing:

Maybe
Start
Fifth Fret, Tab
Just Like That
Adjective Song
Any
Hang On
Black to Blue
Smoke
Pretty Rough
Let it Go
Friendly Time
Too High
On Your Honor

Maybe, Start, Adjective Song, Hang On, Pretty Rough, Friendly Time, Too High written by Mike Connell
Just Like That, Back to Blue written by Doug McMillan
Smoke written by Doug McMillan and Steve Potak
On Your Honor written by Doug McMillan and George Huntley
Let it Go written by George Huntley
Any written by Peele Wimberley

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A cut that didn’t make Weird Food written by Peele:

Bitter Pill

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Still Life

Still Life

Still Life


Still Life was recorded at Sound City in Los Angeles, CA, in December 1997. Produced by Jim Scott with assistance by Tim Harper. Still Life was released in 1998 on TVT records.

Track Listing:

Dull, Brown, and Grey
The Leper
Bruise
Curly’s Train
Gauntlet
Glade
Soul Reactor
Still Life
Crown
Circlin’
Gonna take a Lie
Queen of Charades
Pedro says

“Dull, Brown, and Grey,” “The Leper,” “Soul Reactor,” “Still Life,” :”Crown” written by Mike Connell
“Circlin'” and “Gauntlet” written by Doug McMillan
“Bruise” and “Gonna Take A Lie” written by Peele Wimberley
“Glade” written by Steve Potak
“Pedro Says” written by David Connell
“Curly’s Train” and “Queen Of Charades” written by George Huntley

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Old School Dropouts

Old School Dropouts

Old School Dropouts

OSD was released by the band themselves on their Black Park Records label after parting ways with
TVT Records.  The record was recorded in Raleigh, NC with the band recording in different ways.

Track Listing:

Bust
Gladiator Heart
Back in Blighty
Radio
Put Down
Airlift
All the Time in the World
Rusted Fields
Hello Walter
Washington
The Bottom

“Bust,” “Gladiator Heart,” “Back in Blighty,” “Radio,” “Put Down,” “Washington,” :Hello Walter” written by
Mike Connell
“All the Time in the World,” “The Bottom” written by Doug McMillan
“Airlift” written by George Huntley

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EPs

 

Hats Off

Hats Off

Hats Off

Hats Off was released in 1985 on TVT records.

Track listing:

Hats Off (Ten Gallon Remix)
Darker Days
If It Crumbles

All written by Mike Connell

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New Boy

New Boy

New Boy

New Boy was released in 1994 on TVT records. It was mastered by Tom Coyne.

Track listing:

New Boy
Logan Street
Wonder Why
Living in the Past
Fun & Games (live)
New Boy (live)

All written by Mike Connell
except “Living in the Past”
written by

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Singles

Compilations and Soundtracks

Freedom of Choice

Freedom of Choice

Freedom of Choice

Produced by Tannis Root Productions, Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC 09/08/92.

Track listing:

Ca Plane Pour Moi by Sonic Youth
Rock and Roll Girl by Muffs
Destination Unknown by Erectus Monotone
How Much More by Redd Kross
5’1″ by Tiny Lights
Pump it Up by Mudhoney
The Wait by Das Damen
Tainted Love by Finger
Wishing by It’s O.K.
Dreaming by Yo La Tengo
Wuthering Heights by White Flag
I Got You by The Connells
Homosapien by Big Dipper
Mexican Radio by Polvo
Antmusic by Hypnolovewheel
Don’t You Want Me Baby by Chia Pet
Hero Worship by Permanent Green Light
Girl U Want by Superchunk

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PCU Soundtrack
Track listing:

Slackjawed

Written by Mike Connell

PCU

PCU

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Covers played by The Connells in concert
Whole Songs:
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“Amie” – Pure Prairie League
“Angel from Montgomery” – John Prine
“The Backyard” – Miracle Legion
“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” – Bauhaus
“Brown-Eyed Handsome Man” – Chuck Berry
“Do It Clean” – Echo & the Bunnymen
“Don’t Bring me Down” – ELO
“Eighteen” – Alice Cooper
“For What its Worth” medley – Stills (Buffalo Springfield), Hot Chocolate
“Here Comes a Regular” – The Replacements
(usually as part of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”)
“His Latest Flame” – Elvis
“I Got You” – Split Enz
“Johnny B. Goode” – Chuck Berry
“Keep On Rockin’ in the Free World” – Neil Young
“Knocking On Heaven’s Door” – Bob Dylan
“Let Me Roll It” – Paul McCartney and Wings
“Living in the Past” – Jethro Tull
“Locomotive Breath” – Jethro Tull
“Night Moves” – Bob Seger
“O Dana” – Big Star
“Photograph” – Ringo Starr
“Play With Fire” – Rolling Stones
“Riders On The Storm/Love Me Two Times” – The Doors
“Rio” – Duran Duran
“Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
“Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Thorn in my side” – Eurythmics
“Tuesday Afternoon” – Moody Blues
“Tuesday’s Gone” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Used To Love Her, But I Had To Kill Her” – Guns ‘n Roses
“Wanted Dead or Alive” – Bon Jovi
“love and mercy” – Brian Wilson
“Here Comes My Baby” – Cat Stephens
“Till the Fear in Me Subsides” – Dan Hill
“Mandy” – Barry Manilow
“Safe European Home” – the Clash

Snippets:
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“Let The Music Play” – Shannon
“Magnet and Steel” – Walter Egan
“Queen of Spades” – Styx
“Unsatisfied” – Replacements
“Within You Without You” – Beatles
“The Joker” – Steve Miller
“Close to You” – The Carpenters
“Love and Mercy” – Brian Wilson

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Solo Projects

George Huntley

Brain Junk

Brain Junk

Brain Junk

Produced by Tim Harper and Tony Battaglia with George Huntley.
Recording by Tim Harper at Criteria Studios.
Assisting engineer: Keith Rose
Mixing and additional recording by Tony Battaglia at Crystal palace

Track listing:

Freeman
One Good Reason
Honestly
Overdose
I’ll See You There
Tammy
Harry Lee
Feather
Stand Up Man
Comfort Home
Ever Want Me To
Catch Fire

All written by George Huntley

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To Purchase some Connells CDs go to CDNow!

Or visit http://www.theconnells.com

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