The band will record in
January and February. The CD will then be made available in May or June.
Touring for the CD will begin most likely the following September with,
yes, some east coast shows.
In the meantime, they plan a couple Washington shows in April: Seattle
and Richland. There are also some Hanson Brothers shows in the works
this spring as well, perhaps 6-10 shows at most.
The Seattle show is April 1st. I think it'd be great if some of you guys
made a little vacation of it and came out here for the show.
Friday, April 28, 2006 The Hanson Brothers Venue: Dante's
current tour of Canada wraps up this month. They've got a studio booked
for the new album - recording starts January. The new songs sound
fantastic - instant classics. Studio work until Feb with a June 2006
release date for the album. Next tour will likely be September.
Info by Niall McKenna
The new album is probably released in sprnig 2006. There are rumors that
NMN put an end to the Hanson Brothers...
NMN are working on a new album. They have about 11 songs demoed. But
it is not going to be a double album this time.
NMN will be playing two
eastern Canadian shows before heading off to Europe in October:
Friday Oct 8th: Montreal
Saturday Oct 9th: Halifax
Tom is working on setting up a tour of the US in April/May 2005 and
should have the paperwork done by the middle of September. Those dates
will be posted once something is more finalized.
with Tom at a show and he told me that they have some new songs and they
will probably work over the winter on a new album. Holger
Then: "March will be greeted with, "MAMA",
the first NMN Lp from '82, will contain some embarrassing early videos,
a "MUST SEE" for avid NMN fans, a "MUST MISS" for the easily
disgruntled. Close on its heels comes "WRONG", an undisputed "CLASSIC"
in the annals of "PUNK ROCK" containing some early efforts by "MR.
"SEX MAD" and "'THE DANCE OF THE HEADLESS
BOURGEOISIE" will be next on the docket with dates yet to be
SMOEFF, Guru of tour-
The People's Choice CD
Release date: March 15, 2004
02. Sex Mad
03. Theresa, Give Me That Knife
04. Body Bag
05. Angel andDevil
06. Rags ’n Bones
07. I Need You
08. It’s Catching Up
10. I Can’t Stop Talking
11.The Day Everything Became Nothing (live)
15. Give Me The Push
Nomeansno w/The Hanson Brothers: Would We Be... Live?
Available on DVD February 10, 2004 Through Music Video Distributors
Oaks, PA- Music Video Distributors and Punkervision are pleased to
announce the home viewing release of Nomeansno/Hanson Brothers: Would We
Be... Live? for North American distribution on DVD.
This DVD features a 78-minute performance of Nomeansno and The Hanson
Brothers at the Camden Underworld in London.
Nomeansno is a serious, creative band that falls somewhere in between
punk, hardcore and experimental. Formed in the late 70s by brothers Rob
and John Write, this band was inspired by legendary DOA. With over 13
albums, Nomeansno is considered "consciously weird" but all the same
original and challenging.
The Hanson Brothers are the comical, hockey-punk side project of
Nomeansno. Influenced by The Ramones, they sing songs about hockey, lost
love and beer. They got their name from the 1977 Paul Newman movie, Slap
Shot, about a minor league hockey team. Intended to be a joke, The
Hanson Brothers received more recognition than expected and continue to
perform as Nomeansno's alter ego. The album My Game appeared out of
nowhere and won best album in 2002, placing higher than well-known bands
Lincoln Park and Korn.
NOMEANSNO: I Got A Gun, I'm An Asshole, Body Bag, The River, Mr In
Between, Valley Of The Blind, Rags & Bones, Hello/Goodbye, Big Dick, Sex
Mad, Victory, Graveyard Shift, Humans, Now, Brother Rat/What Slade Says,
Dead Souls, Under The Sea, Can't Stop Talking, Oh No! Bruno!, Hey Hey My
My (Out of the Blue)
HANSON BROTHERS: Total Goombah!, The Hockey
Song, My Girlfriend's A Robot, My Game, A Night Without You, Third Man
In, Stick Boy, Tranquil, I've Been There, Sabrina, Comatose, 100 + 10%,
Unsung Heroes, Joey Had To Go, Duke It Out, Road Pizza, Jack Off!, You
Can't Hide The Heino, Bad, Sudden Death
The DVD is region-free, but is available in
PAL and NTSC standards (PAL is the TV standard for the UK, mainland
Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, while NTSC is for the US, Canada,
Anyone in PAL countries should be able to find a copy in
their local record shops after Feb 9th, or they’ll be able to
buy it online from
from the end of December/beginning of January.
Any emails about the release can be sent to
Prebook January 13, 2004
Street Date February 10, 2004
Retail Price $19.95
Running Time: 178 minutes
Starting around the 19th of March 2004, NoMeansNo will be playing a mere
4 weeks in Mostly Southern Europe.
The second part, june/july will be mostly eastern countries plus a bit
more Germany, then the third will be Scandinavia, UK and northern France
after the summer. All the areas
that won't be covered by these two tours will be squeezed into a third
tour in the fall 2004. Tourdates.
All of this to celebrate their 25 years of being around in some form or
another. We wish to be able to invite Alice Donut to play some of
the shows at one or more of the tours together.SMOEFF,
Guru of tour- logistics
In february 2004 NoMeansNo will release a compilation album to set of a
series of re-releases of older albums. Most of the songs on the album
have been remastered to give this album, The People's Choice, a sound
that creates an atmosphere of a live concert, the aspect they are the
most renowned for.
A month later will bring us Mama en Wrong as the first two rereleases.
Both albums will contain some previously unreleased material as bonuses.
SMOEFF, Guru of tour-
The Peoples Choice CD Wrong WRONG29
15 trks 74 mins. An epic and varied attempt at a retrospecti ve of the
band's 24 year career.Includes `sex mad' `the rive r' and `the day
everything became nothing (live)'
In an interview done by "greenz" and posted in
the NMN Forum
Tom Holliston said the following :
NoMeansNo have already recorded two tracks at
lemon loaf studios for the new album and will most likely be back in the
studio in roughly march to finish recording it. It will be a full length
album which will probably released the following fall (possibly spring)
on southern records.
NMN will be touring in Europe in the spring,
will most likely head to the states after that (possibly through the
summer) and then be touring Canada in the fall (this is all in 2004)
He said as far as a web presence is concerned, he has no time for it
with touring, John has no time with two kids, and Rob has absolutely no
interest in it. He said they were more than happy just sending stuff to
knowing that he will post it, and sending it to no-means-no.de.
They have no plans for any kind of live album
or DVD, they tried filming several shows but it just never came together
The tracks for The Peoples Choice were the
result of an e-mail survey done a few years ago
The Hanson brothers/Dee Dee Ramone split
single is going to be co-released by german
Woimasointu records next year.
NoMeansNo played a surprise show in Edmonton tomorrow (Saturday January
11) as the last band to ever play the Rev Cabaret. Big closing party -
and NMN are the surprise headliner.
"Plans are afoot for some Hansons touring this spring -
Canada and Europe, maybe west coast USA - with an limited CD EP
with 5 songs and a great video of "Rink Rat" on the CD, from a concert
in London a while ago...produced by the punkervision squad.... The long
awaited compilation "The Peoples Choice" will be released in the summer, followed by a
tour of Japan.
Tommy has just finished recording an absolutely
brilliant solo album. Dunno when he is gonna put it out."
They recorded a
version of the Ramones 'It's A Long Way Back" for a German label which
is putting out a Dee Dee tribute sometime.(Tom Holliston)
After a Hanson
Brothers gig in Copenhagen,
talked to John Wright and he told him Nomeansno will release a live DVD
around Christmas time (2002). It features a concert from Vancouver and
lot's of cool bonus material sent by fans around the world. He also told
him, that they were not planning to release any new material until late
On the Southern Records biography relase it says NMN are
going to release a kind of compliation of the songs they wrote in the
past months. Also they are going to release all their old stuff again on
southern records because they don't work with AT anymore.
Nomeansno are going to leave Alternative Tentacles. There wasn't any
voiced disappointment by the band, rather, the band and their management
decided to merely end the arrangement. They said that they wanted to
control their records. Effective April 15, 2002, Mordam Records, ATs
distributor, can no longer distribute the Nomeansno catalog, rendering
the entire catalog no longer available to the public. (That is the
bewildering part as they haven't announced a new label or distributor so
their items will be effectively out of print.) (Also included is
the Hanson Brothers album. Not included is the Jello Biafra & NMN
At the moment (june 2002) you can still
order Nomeansno CDs from Alternative Tentacles while quantities last.
Update on News and Rumors, September 2000. A couple of weeks ago, when
asked if "Live in Warsaw" and the Peel Sessions are going to be
released, Laurie Mercer told me "not any time soon."
The video that was shot in Vancouver over the summer: it seems the sound
was really poorly done due to various mishaps.
On Sunday June 17, NOMEANSNO with their friends REMOVAL will perform at
the Starfish Club in Vancouver. NoMeansNo's performance will be digitally
shot with 8 or more cameras by director Marcus Rogers of Cinestir Productions,
for release as a full-length concert video later this year.
Upcoming CD EP called SHAME due out in late april,early may on Southern records, UK. I don't know at this time if A.T. are going to release it in north america.The songs are: No Big Surprise, I Get Up, In The Morning And I go To Bed At Night, Sex Is Philosophy. This Last has been played live a few times. It's a promotional release,essentially, to coincide with a tour in europe starting in early May. I hope this helps you ! Tom Holliston.
The band is going to do a quick USA ,tour in late Feb early March; east as far as St Louis, then to Texas, back to AZ and up through Nevada to home.Laurie Mercer
The "Live in warsaw" cassette is going to be remastered this winter for a spring release.
The Peel Sessions might be released in spring, too.