28 June 2017




Artist Biography by

When Rob and John Wright weren't busy fronting the eclectic and bizarre punk group Nomeansno -- which stormed out of Victoria, British Columbia, in the early '80s -- they were busy playing with a few friends in the less challenging side project the Hanson Brothers. The Hanson Brothers, named after the pugilistic hockey siblings in the Paul Newman film Slap Shot, forewent the complex rhythms and funk-jazz tendencies of their mother group to revel in a dumb-punk tribute to the Ramones. While the Hanson Brothers fall far short of sounding like the Ramones, they do shout out song countdowns like their heroes and offer such parody offerings as "Blitzkrieg Hops" (sample lyric: "Hey! You! Let's brew!"). The group's debut LP, 1992's Gross Misconduct, made no bones about being in the spirit of dumb fun and little else (especially with lyrics that rhyme, for example, "Zamboni" and "spumoni"). A sophomore effort, Sudden Death, followed in 1996. Like its predecessor, it abounded with silliness and hockey themes.
Gross Misconduct 


1 No Emotion
2 It's A Secret
3 A Night Without You
4 My Girlfriend's A Robot
5 Sabrina
6 Butthead
7 Go Away
8 Comatose
9 Road Pizza
10 No More Headcheese
11 Duke It Out
12 Lovesick
13 Jack Off
14 Total Goombah!
15 Blitzkrieg Hops
16 You Are Not For Me
17 Bad
Sudden Death


1 The Hockey Song
2 Stick Boy
3 We're Brewing
4 Not For Mary Lou
5 You Can't Hide The Heino
6 Third Man In
7 Danielle (She Don't Care About Hockey)
8 I Never Will Forget Her
9 Four Heads, One Brain
10 Rink Rat
11 Pea, Pie And Pud
12 I'll Ask The 8-Ball
13 My Problem
14 He Looked Alot Like Tiger Williams
15 Sudden Death

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