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CRIME PAYS INC.

MUSICAL POWERHOUSE THE BARBARELLATONES BRING THEIR UNIQUE STYLE TO CRIME PAYS FILM PROJECTS

Written by Conrad Noihord

From the “Luxury Lounge” episode of HBO’s monster mafia hit, The Soprano's, to the wood paneled walls of the Crime Pays offices, what a long strange trip it’s been for Robbie Quine and his latest band, The Barbarellatones.

“Normally when someone at a club gives me their cd I throw it on the pile,” said Crime Pays President Hart D. Fisher “But I popped Robbie's cd into my deck on the car ride home and was immediately floored by ’Pussycat Babylon’ and a slew of other fantastic over the top tranny horror rock tunes. If you’re movie or productions need some of the weirdest Beach Boys/The Cramps style music, you should give us a call.”
The awesomely named Barbarellatones is the latest Sex With Lurch offshoot from SWL mainman Robbie Quine. The B-tones mixes the glittersurftranvestobilly of Lurch with an off kilter, Donovan-esque (meaning Sitars and gongs and hippy hippy shakes) psychedelia, and tosses a gooey dose of bubblegum pop on top. As with any of Robbie’s stuff, the songs on this ’un vacillate between dark, brooding, and touching (“Misery”) to raucous, neon-colored, and creepy-in-a-good-way (“Yummy Yummy Yummy”, “When Marionettes Kill”) and, well, just plain fucked up (“Kentucky Fried Drag Queen”). It’s all fun and weird though, and if the Krofft Supershow was going back on the air tomorrow, you better believe at least a couple of these tracks would be on the soundtrack. Hopefully during Dynagirl.
For more about The Barbarellatones, or to buy any of their cds, go here:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/barbarellatones
http://www.barbarellatones.com

For more about Crime Pays Inc, or about Hart D. Fisher, go here:
http://www.crimepaysinc.com/
http://www.youtube.com/
crimepayshart


“…the Barbarellatones sound like what you’d get if Southern Culture on the Skids re-imagined the soundtrack to The Rocky Horror Picture Show…”
- Space City Rock

“Significant shades of the 60s and 70s blend with elements recalling more modern psychedelic pop bands like The Flaming Lips for a musical formula that works.”
-J. Heinrich– Graveconcernezine
American Horrors