The Turbo A.C.'s

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The Turbo A.C.'s
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Background information
Origin New York City, USA
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1995 – present
Labels Blackout
Cacophone
Nitro
Gearhead
Blitzcore
Website www.turboacs.com
Members Kevin Cole
Tim Lozada
Jer VonDuck
Mike-e
Past members

Kevin Prunty

Michael Dolan

The Turbo A.C.'s are an American punk rock band from New York City, formed in 1995. The band's high-octane sound has led to comparisons with the likes of The Supersuckers and New Bomb Turks.[1]

Band history

In 1996, the band released their first full-length album, Damnation Overdrive, on New York based hardcore label, Blackout Records. This was followed by releases on Cacophone, Nitro Records and Gearhead Records. The band's catalog features a number of punk personalities producing, including Agnostic Front's Roger Miret and the Dwarves' Blag Dahlia.[2]

The band's name is a reference to the Turnbull A.C.'s, a fictional gang featured briefly in the 1979 Walter Hill film, The Warriors.

They have frequently toured Europe following releases on the German label, Bitzcore Records.[3]

Bassist Mike Dolan left the band in 2005 to start a band in the vein of The Hellacopters and Motörhead called The FTW's.[4]

Drummer Mike-e plays in the Montreal based band The Von Rebels.

Mikey Millionaire also plays in the Newport, Rhode Island based Skinny Millionaires [5]

Lineup

Band members
  • Kevin Cole - guitar, vocals
  • Mikey Millionaire - guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Tim Lozada - bass, vocals
  • Jer VonDuck - guitar, vocals
  • Mike-e - drums, vocals
Former members
  • Mike Dolan - bass, vocals
  • Kevin Prunty - drums, vocals

Discography

Albums

  • Damnation Overdrive (1996) Blackout! Records
  • Winner Take All (1998) Cacophone Records
  • Fuel for Life (2001) Nitro Records
  • Automatic (2003) Gearhead Records/Bitzcore Records
  • Avenue X (2005) Gearhead Records/Bitzcore Records
  • Live To Win (2006) Bitzcore Records
  • Kill Everyone (2011) Stomp Records

Other

  • Gonna Get It 7" (1995)
  • Supercharged Straight To Hell (1995, Turbo Titans Records)
  • Eat My Dust/Righteous Ruler 7" (1995, Blackout! Records)
  • Chupacabra! 7" (1997, Blackout! Records)
  • Hellboys/Turbo A.C.'s Split 7" (1997, Explicit Sound Records)
  • Hit & Run 7" (1999, Into The Vortex)
  • Hit The Road 10" Picture Disc (1999, Community/Renate Records)
  • Clean Split with The Demonics (2000, Radio Blast Records)

References

  1. ^ Johnny Loftus: Review of Automatic, Allmusic
  2. ^ Sean Richardson: Review of Automatic, The Phoenix, June 6th, 2003
  3. ^ German tour-dates can be found here: Turbo A.C.'s tour-dates at Ox
  4. ^ MySpace site: http://www.myspace.com/theftws
  5. ^ http://www.thevonrebels.com

External links

  • Official website
  • Official Fanclub
  • Turbo A.C.'s at Allmusic
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