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ENUFF Z'NUFF To Release Clowns Lounge In December

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, September 26, 2016 @ 2:18 PM


December 2nd Via Frontiers Music Srl

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ENUFF Z'NUFF is the living, breathing example of what a rock/pop group should be. In fact, the band is the very chrome-glinted definition of it.

With every album and live performance packed to the brim with rock/pop perfection, there are no signs of the band slowing down. You can catch the band on tour through 2017 in support of its soon to be released album Clowns Lounge. A complete list of dates including shows with Tracii Guns and Ace Frehley can be found below.

Clowns Lounge is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band and will be released December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl. This exceptional collection also features a guest appearance from the late Jani Lane as well as an appearance from James Young of STYX.

As people have been clamoring for a new release from ENUFF Z'NUFF, the band just happened to receive a call from Derek Shulman, and the rest was history:

"We had unfinished, unreleased material in the vault, and I went back into the studio in Chicago and started working on all the songs. Guitars, bass, vocals, it all needed to be tweaked, and with help from Chicago Recording Company and Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter recording studios, we were able to create another rock solid record. It is basically an archival record featuring original band and ENUFF Z'NUFF as it is today. The record showcases the best elements of ENUFF Z'NUFF in the early days; in your face glitter rock with pop overtones. This is a true must have rock record for the diehard ENUFF Z'NUFF fans worldwide."

Chip on how the songs came about: "Donnie and I wrote the songs in the later part of 1988-89. They were recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on 2" inch analog tape, during the time of our debut. The tracks were never finished, as we were very prolific and focused on laying down as many ideas as possible. Through the resources provided to us: recording studio, production, etc., we had a plethora of songs during that era and for one reason or another this batch slipped through the cracks. To restore the record we returned to the studio to record guitar, bass vocals, etc. which took us about six weeks in my studio and at CRC (Chicago Recording Company) along with Stonecutter studio in downtown Chicago. The skeleton of the song was already in place and we wanted to make sure the record had the feel of where the band is today. We also added a bonus single track ("Dog On A Bone") that we plan on releasing as the first single."

Of course a huge contributing member to this release was Donnie Vie. "Donnie and I wrote the songs together, as we have on all the ENUFF Z'NUFF albums. In 2013 Donnie left the band, disillusioned by the business and facing related health issues, and although he will not tour with the band he still shares in our vision of putting out great music. As he is dealing with his medical condition, we have his blessings on the record and moving forward with me as lead singer. When Peter Gabriel left GENESIS, Phil Collins took over lead vocal duties. That is exactly the template we used here as now I front the band and look forward to moving it into the future", says Chip.

Clowns Lounge Track Listing:

  • "Dog On A Bone"
  • "Runaway"
  • "Back In Time"
  • "She Makes It Harder"
  • "Rockabye Dreamland"
  • "The Devil Of Shakespeare" (Feat. Jani Lane and James Young)
  • "Radio"
  • "Good Luv"
  • "Round And Round"
  • "Nothing"
  • "Backstreet Kids"
  • "One More Hit"
ENUFF Z'NUFF Lineup:

Chip Z'nuff - Singer, electric bass, guitar
Tony FennelL - Electric guitar, vox
Tory Stoffregen - Lead guitar, vox
Erik Donner - Drums, percussion, vox

ENUFF Z'NUFF Live:

  • 9/30: Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgaters
  • 10/6: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
  • 10/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
  • 10/8: Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
  • 10/9: Laguna Niguel, CA @ The Karmann Bar
With Tracii Guns
  • 10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC City Limits
  • 10/13: Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
  • 10/14: Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern
  • 10/15: Tampa, FL @ District 3
  • 10/16: Delray Beach, FL @ Arts Garage
  • 10/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
  • 10/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
  • 10/20: Haverhill, MA @ Whiskey Barrel
  • 10/21: Ronkonkoma, NY @ Backstage Pass
  • 10/22: Narragansett, RI @ Wheel House
  • 10/24: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
  • 10/25: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
  • 10/26: Saginaw, MI @ Hamilton Street Pub
  • 10/27: Joliet, IL @ Rock n Skull @ Tree
  • 10/28: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
  • 10/29: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
  • 10/30: Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
  • 11/1: Kansas City, MO @ Harrah's Casino
*Headline Show
  • 11/4 - 11/9 - Miami, FL @ The Kiss Kruise - Creatures of the Deep
2017:

With Ace Frehley

  • 1/19: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar^
  • 1/20: Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House^
  • 1/21: Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live^
  • 1/26: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre^
  • 1/27: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee^
  • 1/29: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon^
  • 1/30: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up^
  • 2/2: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl^
  • 2/3: Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre^
  • 2/10: Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre^
  • 2/11: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater^
  • 5/27 & 5/28: Sturbridge, MA @ Music-Con at Sturbridge Hotel (Appearance by Chip)


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