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|Number of songs: 3 | Total weeks on charts: 102 |
Appearing in a total number of: 10 charts | Total period running: 308 days
The BossHoss is a band from Berlin which started in 2004 with Country & Western style cover versions of famous pop, rock and hip hop songs, for example "Hot in Herre" by Nelly, "Toxic" by Britney Spears and "Hey Ya!" by Outkast. They incorporate stereotypical American cowboy behavior into their act; they wear Stetson hats, tank tops and large sunglasses, display whiskey bottles, and yell "yeehaw". The band refers to their music style as "Country Trash Punk Rock."
Boss Burns (Alec Völkel) does vocals and plays the washboard
Hoss Power (Sascha Vollmer) does vocals, plays acoustic guitar and e-guitar
Sir Frank Doe (Ansgar Freyberg) plays drums
Hank Williamson (Malcolm Arison / previously Hank Doodle, Mathias Fauvet) plays mandoline, washboard, stylophone and harp
Guss Brooks (André Neumann) plays acoustic bass and e-bass
Russ T. Rocket (Stefan Buehler / previously Russ T. Nail, Dean Micetech) plays electric guitar
Ernesto Escobar de Tijuana (Tobias Fischer) does percussion, plays keytar and melodica
The band was formed in 2004 in Berlin by Alec "Boss“ Völkel, Sascha "Hoss“ Vollmer and Michel Frick and named after the eponymous song by The Sonics. They were featured in the trendsetting music show Tracks (on the French/German TV channel ARTE) and played live during the Kiel Week. In late 2004 they signed a record deal with Universal Music Domestic Division.
In 2005 they released their debut album "Internashville Urban Hymns" and a promotional contract with the ice cream producer Langnese, for which they covered "Like Ice in the Sunshine", the theme song from a Langnese's TV spot. The band played about 180 concerts that year. In 2005 they adapted "Ca plane pour moi" from the Belgian artist Plastic Bertrand.
In 2006 BossHoss provided the soundtrack for the football movie "FC Venus". Release of the first single "I Say A Little Prayer" on April 28 and the second album "Rodeo Radio" on May 19. Half of that second album were their own songs, the other half cover versions. After they had released that second album, their first album rose into the charts again, sold 100,000 copies by the end of May 2006, and became a gold record in Germany. BossHoss played a lot of concerts in Germany and at summer festivals all over Europe.
2005 - Internashville Urban Hymns
2006 - Rodeo Radio
2007 - Stallion Battalion
2009 - Do or Die
2010 - Low Voltage
2011 - Liberty of Action
2013 - Flames of Fame
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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