Boneyard Coyotes - 2013 - Friday The 13th / Now You're Gone
01. Friday The 13th
02. Now You're Gone.
Although the band Boneyard Coyotes is consisting of very young musicians, the Finns can already look back on an eventful history: Featuring former members from the bands Tragic Gunns and Slimey Greenback, Muddy Bones were founded in early summer 2011 - and they quickly made their mark in the underground rock scene of Finland's capital Helsinki. Then, on 16th January 2013, the totally unexpected end of the band had been declared with the simple comment "Muddy Bones has disbanded". Shortly thereafter, frontman Pete Waters set up a new project with "Mary Celeste" while the remaining band members of Muddy Bones - Lead guitarist Mr. Jones, guitarist Aladar, bassist Pietari (in Muddy Bones known as Blackdog) and drummer Joonatan (in Muddy Bones known as Joe) - formed "Boneyard Coyotes". Gigs all over Finland and a music video ("Friday The 13th") included. On the way up, even the surprising departure of bass player Pietari in August 2013 is no reason to be held back. The show must go on, even though - or precisely because - it has just begun. At their live shows, the coyotes often play the same cover songs by Hanoi Rocks, The Rolling Stones and Dogs D' Amour as back then during the good old Muddy Bones times; "Friday The 13th" and "Now You're Gone" are two of the very few original compositions by the band from Träskända [in Finnish: Järvenpää]. And these two tracks have now been released as a double single...
In Boneyard Coyotes, lead guitarist Mr. Jones is in charge of the vocals. Whether it's better or worse than the Muddy Bones times with Pete Waters at the mic is difficult to evaluate. Although the band members and the cover versions at the live shows are mostly the same: Muddy Bones were a "Jonne Aaron meets Hanoi Rocks and Caroline" mixture (But, fortunately, the part with Jonne Aaron only applied to the looks of singer Pete Waters) while Boneyard Coyotes follow the musical path of Hurriganes and rely on the (visual) charisma of frontman Mr. Jones. And so both "Friday The 13th" and "Now You're Gone" fall into the category "Feel-Good Rock'n'Roll" which could be played in the pubs at weekends as well as at open air music festivals for the whole family. The Blues Rock'n'Roll at its finest and glam factor which were the characteristic of Muddy Bones seem to be gone with the departure of Pete Waters. So who hopes that the Boneyard Coyotes are a musical continuation of the Muddy Bones without Pete Waters, will mainly miss the more outstanding songs such as "Whiskey" and "State I'm In". But who can also enjoy light-hearted Rock'n'Roll sounds and never had the pleasure to see the complementary chemistry between Mr. Jones and Pete Waters live on stage anyway may be free from nostalgic feelings and therefore more able to see what the Boneyard Coyotes are all about: A promising Rock'n'Roll combo which could be booked as the support act for Michael Monroe without hesitation. Provided that there will be more original compositions than reinterpretations in the future.
Website of Boneyard Coyotes: https://www.facebook.com/BoneyardCoyotes
Author: Stefanie Singh
Last Updated (Monday, 12 May 2014 18:37)