The exciting, lightly punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll trio THE AMORETTES have announced they will re-issue their acclaimed debut album, Haulin’ Ass.
Recorded at the start of the band’s career, and only ever available at live shows, Haulin’ Ass is an exercise in overt belligerence combined with physical sprightliness.
“We initially had no initial intention at all of re-issuing Haulin’ Ass...” says guitarist/vocalist, Gill Montgomery — the band’s primary songwriter.
“However, during the last couple of years there have been so many requests from people asking where they can get hold of a copy. And nowadays, they are going for silly money on Ebay, which is flattering in a way, but we just feel now is the right time to make it available to people again, and at a reasonable price.”
The re-issue of Haulin’ Ass comes as a Digipack, packaged with additional sleeve notes and two bonus tracks.
The release is strictly limited to 2,000 copies — each one numbered and signed by the band.
The re-master was handled by to Nick Brine [Springsteen, Ash, Coldplay, The Darkness, Snow Patrol] who also engineered The Amorettes most recent album, White Hot Heat.
Gill’s original artwork has been re-created by Chris Childs, bass player with UK Rock band, Thunder — who designed the layout of The Amorettes last 2 albums.
To celebrate, the Scots have issued Whoot Woo on video [shared below]
It’s a frantic roisterous joy with exuberant guitars and sparkling vocals. An exciting glam riff and gorgeous percussion recalls that 1975 Runaways feeling.