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The official guide to ROCKNROLL MACHINE - Track 9.

Let The Punishment Fit The Behind
(Art by Branca Studio)

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-Dude, where's my city? "Let the Punishment fit the Behind" deals with a well-known topic in punk: gentrification, inner city renewal and a new demography taking away all that once were yours. A song about loss, alienation and revenge - with a grin. Given to Turbonegro as a gift from the Almqvist-brothers in The Hives, "Let the Punishment fit the Behind" is the swedes tribute to Oslo's rock scene and their friends in Turbonegro. Entering the last part of the album like a pair of outworn, checkered Vans walking into Ridgemont High's slippery tiles, this song opens up like a new chapter.

Euroboy: We got this song from The Hives guys, and we all liked it - a cool and fun song. It has a bit of that New York powerpop/punk-sound of the Dictators, Ramones and Dead Boys. A big part of turbo's music in the past, but not really a dominant influence since Apocalypse Dudes. It's a good thing having different songwriters on a hard rock guitar album. Different writers have different tastes and sensibilities. A band's way of sounding and grooving might be similar from song to song. But with different writers you can get more variation, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. When it works, it's always a good thing, adding extra layers and depth.

Happy-Tom:
Howlin' Pelle sent us a mail with a MP3 attachment, "Hey guys, my brother and I wrote you a song, it's a true-to-form bona fide Turbo tune". We gave it a listen and lo and behold: it WAS a goddamn Turbo song! Soooo good, they outTurbo-ed us!
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The official guide to ROCKNROLL MACHINE - Track 9.

Let The Punishment Fit The Behind
(Art by Branca Studio)

https://turbonegro.lnk.to/ROCKNROLLMACHINE

-Dude, wheres my city? Let the Punishment fit the Behind deals with a well-known topic in punk: gentrification, inner city renewal and a new demography taking away all that once were yours. A song about loss, alienation and revenge - with a grin. Given to Turbonegro as a gift from the Almqvist-brothers in The Hives, Let the Punishment fit the Behind is the swedes tribute to Oslos rock scene and their friends in Turbonegro. Entering the last part of the album like a pair of outworn, checkered Vans walking into Ridgemont Highs slippery tiles, this song opens up like a new chapter. 
  
Euroboy: We got this song from The Hives guys, and we all liked it -  a cool and fun song. It has a bit of that New York powerpop/punk-sound of the Dictators, Ramones and Dead Boys. A big part of turbos music in the past, but not really a dominant influence since Apocalypse Dudes. Its a good thing having different songwriters on a hard rock guitar album. Different writers have different tastes and sensibilities. A bands way of sounding and grooving might be similar from song to song. But with different writers you can get more variation, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. When it works, its always a good thing, adding extra layers and depth. 
  
Happy-Tom: 
Howlin Pelle sent us a mail with a MP3 attachment, Hey guys, my brother and I wrote you a song, its a true-to-form bona fide Turbo tune. We gave it a listen and lo and behold: it WAS a goddamn Turbo song! Soooo good, they outTurbo-ed us!

 

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What happens to u guys... you use to not suck.

That's an awesome poster...

One of my FAVORITES on the album.

Back to the roots! 🤘☺️

Τζόνυ Όνλυ το καλύτερο του δίσκου δεν είναι δικό τους....

Lovin it 🤓

Suzie Drennan 😮

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USA in May! #ROCKNROLLMACHINETOUR

More info & tickets: turbonegro.com/#live
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USA in May! #ROCKNROLLMACHINETOUR

More info & tickets: http://turbonegro.com/#live

 

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Missouri!

Who booked this shit?

Yer never going to come to Atlanta, are you?

NY is tempting. Wish you were playing Philly or Baltimore though

When do tickets go on sale for the Regent?

🤘I scream into the night, TURBONEGRO MUST BE DESTROYED🤘

This just isn't enough! We need a full tour all around the USA

More USA tour, California and Nevada is just not enough. You need east coast, midwest, south.

Couple of dates in Canada would be nice

David Kays! Check out those dates. When you going to LA?

Book a few shows at MAX WATT'S MELBOURNE and SYDNEY (formerly THE HI FI) in AUSTRALIA please 👌👌👌

Orlando or Atlanta please please please!

Love you guys! Please come to Vancouver or Seattle! 🤘

Come to montreal

Portland or ? Come on guys

That's a hell of a hop, NY-CA for a show two days later. See you in Vegas!

This means war, mate.

Contemplating driving from Texas to Cali for one of these

Thru some happy mischance my bestie (nj) and I (nc) will find ourselves at prb in lv and we canNOT FUCKING WAIT.

Well you've got part of both coasts covered.

Come to Portland!

Umm...need some east coast dates specifically close to me goddammit.

Toronto

Alverto, you free May 26th? Lol

Portland, OR needs some Rock and Roll Machine!⚓️

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The official guide to ROCKNROLL MACHINE - Track 8.

On The Rag

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After the mystery introduction from someone claiming this song to be "especially written for this market - Sweden and Denmark" - "On The Rag"s gnarly opening show off Turbos roots in hardcore and punk. For the second time on the album (RockNRoll Machine being the first), the band use an evil-sounding tritonus/diminished fifth in the riff - famously used by Black Sabbath on the title track of their debut album.

"On The Rag" is about mid-life crisis, but written from the perspective of a middle aged woman. Desperate and depressed she's trying to keep up with the joneses, while her yoga pants are "crawling with ants". A holiday (in Cambodia?) is not going to save her, but she just found her relief: marihuana.

Euroboy: -We had a lot of fun making this one. There was at least twice as many verses, it was like a Dylan-song! The coughing at the end is not Ozzy, but Hillary Clinton, a good subject for the song! The song is arranged to sound very tense in the verses, and have a release of frustration in the choruses. The song is uptight and nasty, but when the song's character discover pot at the end, we needed something with a more cruising, groovy vibe to lift her off the misery, and came up with this cool neo-psychedelic surfpunk-riff. It reminds me of DEVO.

Happy-Tom:
Our take on The Circle Jerks' "Beverly Hills", but with the most nihilistic riff ever, it just drains the life out of you and kicks you in the face at the same time. The modern upper middle-class woman's seemingly eternal search for self-actualization and stress & anxiety relief is quite a spectacle, and we wanted to recreate that musically, almost like a headache that explodes into a full-on migraine attack. She wants mindfulness but ends up smoking pot instead. I can't think of anything more ridiculous to sing than "smoke…pot…smoke…pot", Euro came up with that and we laughed for hours. He also came up with the outro guitar theme, which reminds me of the slightly gothy instrumentals you would hear on Bones Brigade skate videos, or something TSOL would dabble with, with the guitar drenched in flangy chorus and the tension building like a wave.
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The official guide to ROCKNROLL MACHINE - Track 8.

On The Rag

https://turbonegro.lnk.to/ROCKNROLLMACHINE

After the mystery introduction from someone claiming this song to be especially written for this market - Sweden and Denmark  - On The Rags gnarly opening show off Turbos roots in hardcore and punk. For the second time on the album (RockNRoll Machine being the first), the band use an evil-sounding tritonus/diminished fifth in the riff - famously used by Black Sabbath on the title track of their debut album. 
  
On The Rag is about mid-life crisis, but written from the perspective of a middle aged woman. Desperate and depressed shes trying to keep up with the joneses, while her yoga pants are crawling with ants. A holiday (in Cambodia?) is not going to save her, but she just found her relief: marihuana. 
  
Euroboy: -We had a lot of fun making this one. There was at least twice as many verses, it was like a Dylan-song! The coughing at the end is not Ozzy, but Hillary Clinton, a good subject for the song! The song is arranged to sound very tense in the verses, and have a release of frustration in the choruses. The song is uptight and nasty, but when the songs character discover pot at the end, we needed something with a more cruising, groovy vibe to lift her off the misery, and came up with this cool neo-psychedelic surfpunk-riff. It reminds me of DEVO. 
  
Happy-Tom: 
Our take on The Circle Jerks Beverly Hills, but with the most nihilistic riff ever, it just drains the life out of you and kicks you in the face at the same time. The modern upper middle-class womans seemingly eternal search for self-actualization and stress & anxiety relief is quite a spectacle, and we wanted to recreate that musically, almost like a headache that explodes into a full-on migraine attack. She wants mindfulness but ends up smoking pot instead. I cant think of anything more ridiculous to sing than smoke…pot…smoke…pot, Euro came up with that and we laughed for hours. He also came up with the outro guitar theme, which reminds me of the slightly gothy instrumentals you would hear on Bones Brigade skate videos, or something TSOL would dabble with, with the guitar drenched in flangy chorus and the tension building like a wave.

 

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"Holiday in Cambodia"...Cold...Hot...Smoke...Pot😂😂😂

That “smoke...pot...” part put a big smile on my face, remembering when I first started listening to Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables! Beverly Hills is also one of the best songs by Circle Jerks, so a great combo!

One of my favourites! The feminist approach is working great!

Well enough for me to make me go buy it!! Rock on!!

Who is the band/artist at the start of the song, is it the Beatles?

Michael Xii, Raphael Sedlmaier

Jesus Guare Reiner Mentges

Come to southamerica!!!

This track is tits!!!

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The entire population of The Big O AKA Oslo came out last night, such a magic night! See you in two weeks, London and Amsterdam!

 

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Hells yeah guys! Keep killing it! See y'all in Vegas!

Fuck sake i wanna see you in the O!. See you in London though;)

<3 fra Oslo/Istanbul

Come to Poland dudes

cannot wait for you guys on OFF festival!

Så jävla bra konsert, tack!

Got my tickets already. Going with the wife

Come to Shanghai....and Bangkok

See you guys in London!

"Rock'n'roll machine" est génial ! Bravo, les gars !

Victor Chanut Amsterdam 🤘🔥🔥j espère que tu as nos pass👿👿

Come to south Germany!

Sara.

Bring your ass in Italy !!!! 😂😂😂

You will indeed!:)

Laura Simmons Noel Gardner almost our turn.

TURBO MOTHERFUCKING NEGRO!

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The official guide to ROCKNROLL MACHINE - Track 7.

Hot For Nietzsche

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SIDE B starts off with “Hot For Nietzsche” - the first single from the album, here in a rerecorded version with an intriguing intro. “Nietzsche” is already a staple in Turbos live set, the opening song on most of their shows the last two years, and a bit of a new favorite among fans. First released in October 2015, it introduced Tony as a more dynamic and melodic singer, and keyboards a central element to the new sound. “Hot for Nietzsche” is about coming into Oslo as a visitor, seeking the wonders of its nighttime spectacle. On this anthemic rock song, full of memorable lyrics, melodic hooks, sharp riffs and ripping guitar soloing, Turbo display what the band and their fans are all about in the third decade of their existence.

Euroboy: -Along with the “Gimme Shelter”-intro, “Baba O Reilly” has always been, to me, one of the absolutely most beautiful moments in the history of the rock music genre. I have occasionally played parties with a The Who-cover band that in fact includes guest appearances from the New Yorker-editor David Remnick. In order to play “Baba O Reilly”, I had to get one of those loop pedals to get that arpeggio while playing those windmill-chords at the same time. That loop-stompbox, the Ditto, was still in my pedal board when we were working on “Hot for Nietzsche”. Adding an arpeggio-effect to the song gave it an interesting, drone-like vibe and really lifted the sound.

- The new intro is something I love in particular. When I was learning to play the guitar, my parents sent me to this great guitar teacher down the street. He taught me pretty much all I know to this day, which I’m very grateful for. He lent me a small stack of records with great guitar players to listen to. One of them was Lou Reed’s live album Rock’n’Roll Animal, from the Berlin-tour, when he had Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter as guitarists in the band. What I liked the most was the version of “Sweet Jane”, with Steve Hunters amazing intro piece, which I actually sang in my first band ever. Rock’n’Roll Animal is kind of sophisticated, slick and symphonic – which had everything to do with the producer Bob Ezrin and his ways of arranging hard rock music. But the record is dark, dirty and kind of fucked up in its own way. That tension is something I’ve always liked: the musical abilities on one side, and the feeling of falling apart on the other. You find that on Iggy’s Kill City-album too, the first Big Star, and on certain Stones- records too. It’s the sound of life!

Happy-Tom:
This is classic Euroboy all the way, such a The Who-ish approach with the arpeggio and the windmill guitar strokes! He also came up with the title, which has to be one of my favourite titles of all times. We have had an Ezrin fixation since the mid-90s which is obvious in the intro, but I think we do Ezrin better than Ezrin, both here and in our other Ezrinian moves (the intros for Apocalypse Dudes and Scandinavian Leather, for instance). Tommy Manboy came up with the “Saturday night we shine so bright” vocal hook line which really knocks it out of the ball park.. What Euroboy says about the push and pull
between feinschmeckerei and craftmanship on side and pure chaos on the other side really defines Turbo (and Nietzsche as well, funnily enough).
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The official guide to ROCKNROLL MACHINE - Track 7.

Hot For Nietzsche

https://turbonegro.lnk.to/ROCKNROLLMACHINE

SIDE B starts off with “Hot For Nietzsche” - the first single from the album, here in a rerecorded version with an intriguing intro. “Nietzsche” is already a staple in Turbos live set, the opening song on most of their shows the last two years, and a bit of a new favorite among fans. First released in October 2015, it introduced Tony as a more dynamic and melodic singer, and keyboards a central element to the new sound. “Hot for Nietzsche” is about coming into Oslo as a visitor, seeking the wonders of its nighttime spectacle. On this anthemic rock song, full of memorable lyrics, melodic hooks, sharp riffs and ripping guitar soloing, Turbo display what the band and their fans are all about in the third decade of their existence.
 
Euroboy: -Along with the “Gimme Shelter”-intro, “Baba O Reilly” has always been, to me, one of the absolutely most beautiful moments in the history of the rock music genre. I have occasionally played parties with a The Who-cover band that in fact includes guest appearances from the New Yorker-editor David Remnick. In order to play “Baba O Reilly”, I had to get one of those loop pedals to get that arpeggio while playing those windmill-chords at the same time. That loop-stompbox, the Ditto, was still in my pedal board when we were working on “Hot for Nietzsche”. Adding an arpeggio-effect to the song gave it an interesting, drone-like vibe and really lifted the sound.
 
- The new intro is something I love in particular. When I was learning to play the guitar, my parents sent me to this great guitar teacher down the street. He taught me pretty much all I know to this day, which I’m very grateful for. He lent me a small stack of records with great guitar players to listen to. One of them was Lou Reed’s live album Rock’n’Roll Animal, from the Berlin-tour, when he had Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter as guitarists in the band. What I liked the most was the version of “Sweet Jane”, with Steve Hunters amazing intro piece, which I actually sang in my first band ever. Rock’n’Roll Animal is kind of sophisticated, slick and symphonic – which had everything to do with the producer Bob Ezrin and his ways of arranging hard rock music. But the record is dark, dirty and kind of fucked up in its own way. That tension is something I’ve always liked: the musical abilities on one side, and the feeling of falling apart on the other. You find that on Iggy’s Kill City-album too, the first Big Star, and on certain Stones- records too. It’s the sound of life!
 
Happy-Tom:
This is classic Euroboy all the way, such a The Who-ish approach with the arpeggio and the windmill guitar strokes! He also came up with the title, which has to be one of my favourite titles of all times. We have had an Ezrin fixation since the mid-90s which is obvious in the intro, but I think we do Ezrin better than Ezrin, both here and in our other Ezrinian moves (the intros for Apocalypse Dudes and Scandinavian Leather, for instance). Tommy Manboy came up with the “Saturday night we shine so bright” vocal hook line which really knocks it out of the ball park.. What Euroboy says about the push and pull
between feinschmeckerei and craftmanship on side and pure chaos on the other side really defines Turbo (and Nietzsche as well, funnily enough).

 

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Great song, I could also imagine this as the title for a Van Halen cover.

Became one of my all time fav turbo songs too. Just a kick ass track. Just have to say i like the singel version a little more then the album version. I feels a bit faster and untamed. Also made it more funny when he says "cuz its tough" about Scandinavian blow a little louder . But damn this song is great.

The intro sounds like someone started playing Baba O’Reilly then everyone came in with For Those About to Rock.

David Richard

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It’s been over six years now since the word got out that the Titans from The Big O* (as in Oslo, Norway) were re-resurrected for a second time since their grimy beginnings back in 1989. «Hell, not even Jesus could do THAT!» music lovers worldwide were heard to shriek.

Back in the saddle, the band have crisscrossed the globe delighting fans old and new, packing ’em in from LA to Ålesund, Melbourne to Manchester and all points in between.

November 2015 heralded the unveiling of not only the first new music since 2012’s Sexual Harassment but a new member for the group! Hot For Nietzsche found our boys on full throttle, staring the void right in the face and raising a glass to its honour. The video was shot on location in Vegas – a suitable backdrop for the debauchery.

The HFN single release show in Oslo saw the stage debut of the newest edition to the denim recruits: Keyboard Wizard Crown Prince Haakon-Marius, a hugely invaluable addition to the line-up, according to Guitar Ubermensch Euroboy: «We’re happy to have a keyboard player back in the band again, six years after Pål Pot Pamparius performed his last show with the band. Crown Prince Haakon Marius is a friend of ours from the Oslo music scene and an amazing musician! We had so much fun getting back in the studio as a six piece, to record new material which the addition of a keyboard-player inspired the songwriting and the production.»

Well, lightning does strike twice, because May 2016 saw ANOTHER new single! Just in time for final exams, TURBONEGRO unleashed Special Education to the unsuspecting public. A story of a teenage boy’s fall from academic grace and the cruel and unusual discipline he finds at the very bottom, the song was inspired by repeated watchings of Scum and The Story Of O on the tour bus VHS player; «They were the only tapes we had!» Guitarist Rune Rebellion confesses.

Bass player and cultural commenter Happy-Tom could not contain his excitement: «A golfer from Phoenix once claimed that school is «out». Norway José, au contraire say we: school is «in»! This saucy tale of sizzling hot sexual abuse will MAKE GOING TO SCHOOL GREAT AGAIN.»

And so finally, in the wake of the infamous blizzards of the Scandinavian Winter of 2017, the savvy six gathered in the studio in Oslo to embark on the venture that is now about to be revealed to the world as the ROCKNROLL MACHINE, their ninth studio album to date.

First new song shared was the title track «RockNRoll Machine» – a song perfectly hitting the fine line between clever and stupid, without ever turning lukewarm. Everyone has been intrigued and frightened by all the talk about A.I. and robotification of society lately, this one is about bringing that tech-talk into boogie rock territory and stop thinking so much about tomorrow. The Rock and Roll Machine has all the traits you’ll find a in a classic rocker: he keeps going all night, telling Tchaikovsky the news, but is still quite cheap and affordable, and, unfortunately a bit unpredictable (according to some reviewers), quickly becoming passé.

Vocalist Tony Sylvester AKA The Duke Of Nothing had this to say about the new material: ”We’ve spent the the past years honing our skills. The music we are releasing now is more distilled, more refined, more pointed, more powerful; we travelled to the future and this is what we heard on the radio!”

Turbonegro´s ninth studio album ”ROCKNROLL MACHINE” will be let loose on the World February 2nd, almost to the day 20 years after the release of their now classic ”Apocalypse Dudes” album, and will be followed by Euro and US club tours, and a bunch of festival performances throughout 2018.

 

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BOOKING:

Thomas Olavsen, Time Out Agency (Norway)
thomas@timeoutagency.no

Ryan Harlacher, CAA (North-America)
ryan.harlacher@caa.com

David Ball, CAA (Europe, ROW)
david.ball@caa.com

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