Mental Records is pleased to announce the release of G.G. Elvis and the T.C.P. Band's "Back From The Dead" for worldwide distribution on June 24, 2008. This utterly insane group of comedic mutha f*ckers manically combines the very best (and worst) of the "King of Rock" Elvis Presley and self-professed "King of Punk" G.G. Allin into a smash up punk rock Elvis tribute the likes of which the world has never seen. We're talkin' tight comedy-fused high-intensity music, masterfully mixed with well-known punk rock cover songs of Elvis classics. So in other words- PARTY!
Hailing from Oxnard, California (Ventura County just north of L.A.) the band features some of the "Nardcore" nest including members of NOFX, Agression, Bad Samaritans, Ill Repute, Stalag 13 & Dr. Know.
Formed in the summer 2006 by punk rock guitarist and Elvis Presley aficionado Tony Cortez (Ill Repute) and the dynamic lead guitarist and punk luminary Dave Cassillas (NOFX, Stalag 13 & Agression), G.G. Elvis and the T.C.P. Band actually began as the musical combo "Punk Rawk Elvis". After several lineup changes, and some soul searching, Cortez enlisted the services of lead vocalist Eric Lara (Bad Samaritans), legendary punk beat-master Larry White (Agression, Stalag 13 & Dr. Know), bass-man George "Horhay" Snow (Bad Samaritans and Jughead's Revenge), back up singer "Little Sister" Sara Jo Merin, and the formation of the T.C.P. (Taking Care of Punk) Band was complete.
After only three hasty rehearsals, G.G. Elvis and the T.C.P. Band made their live debut in Las Vegas at the infamous BYO Records sponsored Punk Rock Bowling Tournament, and the overly enthusiastic crowd was all shook the f*ck up! Since that fateful day, the band has played many-a-packed house and there ain't no turnin' back.
"Back From The Dead", their debut, limited edition scratch n' sniff release, was recorded at 60 Psycho Hum Recording Studios in Medford, Oregon and was produced by Mental Records co-owner, Doug Hill. It includes the controversial never-before-seen DVD exposé with shocking videos, rare interviews, photos, extras and special features. This explosive, gut-wrenching blend of outrageously tight punk infused Elvis classics will leave many a man balled up on the bathroom floor, hysterically choking on his own vomit and begging for more. Viva la G.G. Elvis!
Personas and Personnel:
G.G. Elvis aka Eric Lara lead vocals (Bad Samaritans)
Elvis of Nazareth aka Tony Cortez guitar (Ill Repute)
"Has-Been" Elvis aka Larry White drums (Agression / Stalag 13)
Elvis Vicious aka Dave Casillas lead guitar (NOFX / Stalag 13)
Elvis '56 aka George "Horhay" Snow bass (Bad Samaritans /
Little Sister aka Sara Jo Merin - backing vocals