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Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross
The Bell Ringer - Live At The Shot-Out Eye

2015 Mad Dog Records, Czech Republic



01. Undertow
02. Twisted
03. Forgiven
04. Bloodshot Eyes
05. Closer
06. Stupid Rock Star
07. Footsteps Of A Dream
08. Open Up And Bleed
09. Bitter Man
10. Tired Of Loving You
11. Damage
12. Dead Flowers For Alice
13. Garden Of Eden
14. The Passenger (Bonus Track)


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Phil Shoenfelt vocals and electric guitar
David Babka
electric guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar
Pavel Krtous
bass guitar
Jarda Kvasnicka

guest musicians:

Jarda Svec
saxophone (track 11)
"The Sweet Mama Zizkov Saxophone Orchestra"
(Jarda Svec, Jiri Schmachtel, Vladimir)
saxophones (track 14)


All songs written by Phil Shoenfelt except track 8 (Iggy Pop/James Williamson) and track 14 (Iggy Pop/Ricky Gardiner)
Phil Shoenfelt is a member of GEMA for world rights and a member of OSA for rights in Czech Republic.
Recorded by Dan Satra at Hospoda U vystrelenyho oka 5th August 2014.
Live sound engineer: Jiri Kliment (JKL Sound)
Produced by Phil Shoenfelt
Mixed by Dan Satra and Phil Shoenfelt at Stereo Mysterio, Prague, mastered by Dan Satra

Front cover picture: "The Bell Ringer" by Claus Castenskiold


In the 1980s, Englishman Phil Shoenfelt was the guitarist, singer and main songwriter of the post-punk band KHMER ROUGE. While based in New York, Khmer Rouge toured the east coast supporting bands such as The Clash, The Gun Club, Alan Vega, Tom Verlaine, Billy Idol and Nico. Khmer Rouge also supported The Fall in the UK. After Phil went solo he supported Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at concerts in London and Glasgow.

In 1994 Phil Shoenfelt did a tour in the Czech Republic with some local musicians who had learned his songs. On August 5th 1994 they played an unplugged concert at the legendary Prague pub “U Vystřelenýho Oka“. The new Live CD by PHIL SHOENFELT & SOUTHERN CROSS was recorded on the garden stage at the same pub on August 5th 2014, twenty years to the day after the first concert. The CD is called The Bell Ringer and it contains fourteen songs taken from various Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross albums. The title of the CD is ambiguous. Is it a wake-up call? An alarm bell for danger? Last orders in the pub? A final chance to do something in life? A sexual reference, even?

This celebratory CD mixes high energy “dark wave” rock with melancholic ballads from different periods of the band’s career. It also contains two cover versions of Iggy Pop songs: “Open Up And Bleed” and “The Passenger”. The latter song is presented as a “fun” bonus track at the end of the main CD, and features three guest saxophone players from the Czech underground music scene.



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