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The Fratellis

A brashly melodic indie rock outfit from Glasgow, the Fratellis feature vocalist/guitarist Jon Fratelli, drummer Mince Fratelli, and bassist Barry Fratelli. The witty trio played its first show in early 2005, maintaining that the band's moniker was merely an homage to Barry's original surname (however, other rumors suggest that the Fratellis borrowed it from the nemesis family featured in Steven Spielberg's film The Goonies). Such trivia only added to the Fratellis' growing appeal upon their performance debut, and the band's limited-edition self-titled EP arrived in April 2006. Although few copies were pressed, the record received a helpful boost from Zane Lowe's Radio One program, which put the acoustic-driven track "Creepin Up the Backstairs" into regular rotation. Televised appearances on Later with Jools Holland and Top of the Pops followed during the early summer, while the group's second single, "Henrietta," earned the Fratellis their first U.K. Top 20 hit. "Chelsea Dagger" began climbing the U.K. Top 40 that August, and the debut album, Costello Music, finally arrived in September. Although the album failed to chart in most countries (even an American iPod commercial featuring the track "Flathead" failed to spark much interest across the pond), Costello Music enjoyed a great deal of success at home, earning the bandmates a BRIT Award and peaking at number two in their native U.K. The Fratellis returned to the British charts in 2008 with "Mistress Mabel," a track from their polished sophomore effort, Here We Stand. The band then went on hiatus for a few years; during that time, Jon formed the torchy duo Codeine Velvet Club in 2008 with Lou Hickey and released a solo album, Psycho Jukebox, in 2011. Meanwhile, Barry joined the Twang as a touring member and Mince played with Jon's backing band as well as with Throne o' Diablo. During this time, "Chelsea Dagger" also became the unofficial theme song of the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks. In 2012, the Fratellis regrouped for a U.K. tour and announced in 2013 that they had recorded their third studio album in their native Glasgow. We Need Medicine arrived in October 2013. By the end of the year, they were already writing songs, some of which appeared on the Soul Crush EP, available as a free download on the band's website. The Fratellis recorded their fourth album in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer (who also produced their debut); preceded by the singles "Me and the Devil" and "Baby Don't You Lie," Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied was released in August 2015. ~ Andrew Leahey & MacKenzie Wilson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Chelsea Dagger
  3.   Flathead
  4.   Mistress Mabel
  5.   Seven Nights Seven Days
  6.   Whistle for the Choir
  7.   Creepin Up the Backstairs
  8.   A Heady Tale
  9.   For the Girl
  10.   Look Out Sunshine!
  11.   Ole Black 'N' Blue Eyes
  12.   Henrietta
  13.   Baby Don't You Lie to Me!
  14.   Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night
  15.   Down the Road and Back... Again
  16.   Until She Saves My Soul
  17.   Vince the Loveable Stoner
  18.   Getting Surreal
  19.   Whisky Saga
  20.   She's Not Gone Yet But She's Leaving
  21.   Baby Fratelli
  22.   Got Ma Nuts From a Hippie
  23.   Slow
  24.   Rosanna
  25.   Dogtown
  26.   Thief
  27.   Desperate Guy
  28.   Imposters (Little by Little)
  29.   Me and the Devil
  30.   Rock N Roll Will Break Your Heart
  31.   Jeannie Nitro
  32.   This Is Not the End of the World
  33.   Halloween Blues
  34.   Z Movie Saga
  35.   Lupe Brown
  36.   Tell Me a Lie
  37.   Baby Doll
  38.   My Friend John
  39.   Solid Gold Easy Action
  40.   Doginabag
  41.   Acid Jazz Singer
  42.   All Along The Watchtower
  43.   Moonshine
  44.   We Need Medicine
  45.   Shotgun Shoes
  46.   This Old Ghost Town
  47.   The Good Life
  48.   Stragglers Moon
  49.   Shameless
  50.   The Gutterati?
  51.   Medusa in Chains
  52.   Too Much Wine
  53.   Got Ma Nuts From A Hippie by Pete Townshend
  54.   B Movie Saga
  55.   Milk and Money
  56.   Dirty Barry Stole the Bluebird
  57.   Cuntry Boys & City Girls
  58.   Cigarello
  59.   Stacie Anne
  60.   [Untitled Track]
  61.   Bonus Material
  62.   3 Skinny Girls
  63.   The Pimp
  64.   Pretty Like a Girl
  65.   Nina
  66.   Got Me Nuts from a Hippie
  67.   Ooh La Hot Love
  68.   Ella's in the Band
  69.   When All the Lights Go Out
  70.   Jesus Stole My Baby
  71.   Boy Done Good
  72.   Nobodys Favourite Actor
  73.   Creeping Up the Backstairs [Live from Apple Store Shibuya, Japan [Audio
  74.   Enrietta
  75.   Whistle for the Choir [Live from Apple Store Shibuya, Japan [Audio Only
  76.   Chelsey Dagger
  77.   Everybody Know You Cried Last Night
  78.   Mistress Mable
  79.   Nobody's Favorite Actor
  80.   Ole Black Eyed Blue Eyes
  81.   Stir It Up
  82.   Fratellis Live from Glasgow ABC (Entire 60 Minute Plus Show) (DVD)
  83.   Henrietta
  84.   Boy Scout to the End
  85.   I'm Gonna Be Your Elvis
  86.   I Know Your Kind