Bruce Joyner discography

Stroke Band || The Unknowns || Bruce Joyner || Out Of The Fire || on compilations

After the Unknowns period, Bruce armed the Plantations, armed the Tinglers, has Out Of The Fire members as backing band, publishing under Bruce Joyner, ... 1991 also saw The Unknowns reformed for a record and a tour.
2011 should see public released of a new LP with The Reconstruction : "Elements" on Bang! records (France) ... stay tuned, more news soon

Way Down South - Closer LP
Way Down South - Invasion LP

BRUCE JOYNER and The Plantations - Way down south - LP
Label: Closer (France) # CL 0005 / year : 1983
Label: Invasion (Bomp, USA) # INV-5 / year : 1983 [same tracks]

Winds of change
I believe
Wastelands
On the other side of the tracks
Restless society
Liars
Dream lovers
Feel the rhythm
Out on a limb
It's cold at home
Until you cross the line
Down in the Boondocks
(Billy Joe Royal)
It took only one
It takes a woman

Bruce Joyner - vocals / Dave Greene - guitar / Jim Itkin - drums / Bob Watts - keyboards / Tom Woods - bass
Produced by Greg Shaw and Bruce Joyner. Recorded in Hollywood, CA, July 1983
Cover concept & photos : Melinda Manion

inner sleeve (with lyrics & photos)
Closer issue : pressage et distribution New Rose records

Bruce Joyner - Slave of Emotion

BRUCE JOYNER and The Plantations - Slave of Emotion - LP / CD
Label: Closer (France) / LP # CL 0024 / CD # CLCD 24 / year : 1984
CD w.2 bonus tracks *

Home is where the heart is ... (B.Joyner/ D.Greene)
Sad sad wednesday (B.J / D.G)
Bobby run away (B.J)
There is still true love (in this world) (B.J / D.G)
And it calls to me (B.J / D.G)
Shadow Lullabye (B.J)
Hellbound Train (B.J / D.G) *
The snake a coming soon (B.J / D.G)
That's the way we feel (B.J / D.G)
When the moon is full (B.J / D.G)
Pleasure and Pain (B.Joyner)
After I dream (B.J)
I still miss someone (J.Cash / R.Cash)
Way down south (B.J) *

Bruce Joyner : vocals / Dave Greene : guitar / Glenn Heald : drums / Tom Woods : bass
background shouting on "after I dream" by the Mel-da-Francs - The Mel-da-Francs are : Melinda Manion, Dave Greene and Frank Beeson
Produced by Bruce Joyner and Frank Beeson / engineered by Tom Byars / recorded in Hollywood, Calif. at Hitman Studios, september 1984
Cover concepts and all photos : Melinda Manion / dist.Virgin

Bruce Joyner & the Plantations

Bruce Joyner and the Plantations - Home is Where the Heart Is (bleeding) - 7"
Label: Closer (France) / # CL 0725 / year : 1984

A. Home is Where the Heart Is (bleeding) (Bruce Joyner and David Greene) B. Hellbound Train (Bruce Joyner) inédit

Enregistré par Tom Byars / produced by Bruce Joyner et Frank Beeson
Conception pochette : Gérard Rabel (IAS image)

Bruce Joyner - Swimming with friends

Bruce Joyner and the Plantations - Swimming with friends - LP
Label: Closer (France) / # CL 0049 / year : 1986

The darkside of your brain
Burning mansions
Deep green water
Voodoo love
Rain song
Think it over
(Buddy Holly)
In my garden

Bruce Joyner : vocals, keyboards, harmonica / Dave Greene : guitars / Glenn Heald : drums / Melida Mansion : background vocals // & : Tom Woods (bass) / Pat Shea (guitar) // on Deep Green Water : John Doe (X) (chant avec Bruce Joyner) & Ray Manzarek (Doors) // Voodoo Love : Stan Ridgway (harmonica) / Sky Saxon (Seeds) (choeurs) / Carlos Guitarlos (guitare) // on 'darkside of my brain' : Steve Wynn (guitar) // on 'In My Garden' : Possum (keyboards) / Marko Fox (acoustic guitar/ bass)
Produced by Tom (Possum) Byars & Bruce Joyner, with Frank Beeson - recorded at "Possum Hollow"
Photos : Possum, Peinture acrylique : Bruce Joyner / Concept : Melinda Manion

Nineteen flexi

Nineteen - flexidisc 7" - given with magazine n°19 (march 1986) - 33 rpm
Nineteen (France) # NIT19002
Bruce Joyner & The Plantations - Away from the neon lights
(recorded during
'Swimming with friends' sessions)

Bruce Joyner - Hot Georgia nights

BRUCE JOYNER - Hot Georgia Nights - LP & CD
Label: New Rose Records (France) # ROSE129 / year : nov.1987
first LP's ex. given with "The Early Years EP - # free 11 // CD w/2 extra tracks *

Hot Georgia Night - 2:50
The world keeps spinning around - 3:20
Sweet Southern Summertime - 3:40
The world needs a little more love - 2:55
Melrose avenue - 4:00
City lights - 3:05
Cars took the place of the horse - 3:25
Sunday afternoon - 2:40
Ghosts - 3:05
Violence is his religion - 3:20
What if life could be a movie? - 3'50
Mama said - 3:50
Desire (my heart trembles) - 3:00
In my Dreams - 2:00

Tom Byars - guitar, background vocals / Peter Buck - rhythm guitar (4,5) / Scott Allen - guitar / Pete Nalda - keyboards, melodica (12) / Bruce Joyner - harmonica, vocals / Marco Fox - bass / Dallas "Vegas" Meseberg - drums // with Peter Buck (REM) guitars on World needs a little more love & Melrose Avenue
production - Bruce Joyner, Tom Byars
// sleeve design Huart/Cholley

The early years

BRUCE JOYNER - The early years 78-79 - 7"
Label: New Rose Records (France) # Free 11 / year : 1987
4 tracks 7" given with first ex. of "Hot Georgia Nights" LP # ROSE129

Don't get angry (Joyner) 2'49
Spaced (Joyner) 2'48
Latin Melody (Joyner) 2'45
The Waves (Joyner) 5'32

recorded in 1978/79 as
The Stroke Band

Bruce Joyner

BRUCE JOYNER - Melrose Avenue - 7"
Label: New Rose Records (France) # NEW103 / year : 1987

Melrose Avenue 4:00 Desire (my heart trembles) 3:00
In My Dreams 2:00

photo Scott Allen / sleeve design Huart/Cholley

Bruce Joyner

BRUCE JOYNER - The world needs a little more love - 7"
Label: New Rose Records (France) # NEW114 / year : 1987

The World Needs a Little More Love In Dreams (Roy Orbison)

Beyond the dark
BRUCE JOYNER and the TINGLERS - Beyond the dark - LP, CS & CD
Label: New Rose records (France) # ROSE212 / year : 1990 / CD w/ 2 extra tracks

Lost visitor (Davies/ Joyner) 2'25
Lois Lane (Davies/ Joyner/ Brown) 3'54
Heavenly arms (Davies/ Joyner/ Neill) 3'09
Life on the 9th floor (Davies/ Joyner/ Grogan/ Fleminger) 4'55
Mary writes (Davies/ Joyner/ Byars) 3'20
Really comin down with something (Elvira's theme) (Davies/ Joyner/ Fleminger) 4'08
Living things (in and out urge) (Davies/ Joyner) 3'17
Kelly Ann (Davies/ Joyner) 3'51
Tingler (Davies/ Joyner/ Sullivan/ Kmak) 4'56
Heaven is cool (Davies/ Joyner) 3'20
Communication lines (Davies/ Joyner) 4'25
Vision (Davies/ Joyner) 4'11
Buddy (Davies/ Joyner/ Allen) 2'53
Angels all (Davies/ Joyner) 2'49

2 extra tracks on CD:

Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie (Motola/ Page) 2'20 *
Keep searchin' (Slannon) 2'51 *

Chris Davies - guitars, backing vocals / Chris Sullivan - bass / Joel Kmak - drums / David Fleminger - lead guitar on 11, rhythm guitar on 7, piano on 6, keys on 4 / Linn Bertles - violin / Julie Christensen (Divine Horsemen) - back vocals on 2,5 / Ron Zwang - organ on 9,11 / Rick Novak - tambourine, back vocals on 8

recorded at Control Center, Hollywood, produced by Rick Novak
booklet with lyrics

Sir Real

BRUCE JOYNER - Sir Real - LP & CD
Label: New Rose records (France) # ROSE294 / year : 1992

Swamp Fox - 3.25 (Joyner, Jones, Cooksey, Byars, Mims)
Sex Beat - 2.25
Joanne - 3.00
She Repeats - 2.40
Squirmy World - 3.34
Love Done Killed My Baby - 3.34
Angry Words - 4.20
Winter Time - 5.16
Pretty Words - 2.47
In My Time - 3.57
Traveling Song - 1.00
Ant Farm - 2.06

all songs written by the band :
Bruce Joyner : vocals, keyboards / John Jones : bass guitar, backing vocals / Randy Cooksey : drums / Tom Byars : guitars, backing vocals / Shannon Mims : horns, accordion, keyboards
additional musician : Ted Lucktenberg : cello on "Winter Time"
recorded at the Time Factory 1992, produced by Tom Byars
booklet with lyrics
photos by Andrea Schlettau / sleeve design CHLOE

Preludes and Nocturnes

BRUCE JOYNER - {Preludes and Nocturnes} - LP & CD
Label: New Rose records (France) # 422482 (rose327) / year : 1993

Rainy grey day . 3'20
The Dragonfly . 3'42
The Grind . 3'28
The World needs a little more love (1994) . 3'41
Twitch and Writhe . 2'30
Night Surf . 3'20
Honey drenched kiss . 4'10
Cat's meow . 3'20
Time machine . 3'34
They were expendable . 3'28
The emotional side (I spy love) . 3'20
Dreaming of Oz . 3'12

"The World needs a little more love"
is a new recorded version
booklet with the lyrics
produced by Peter Buck

world needs a little more love

BRUCE JOYNER - The world needs a little more love - CDS
Label: New Rose records (France) # 423482 / year : 1993 (promo CDS)

The world needs a little more love - 3'43 Your honey drenched kiss - 4'13
tracks from rose327 / 422482 - {Preludes and Nocturnes} LP/CD
cardboard sleeve

Georgia Dreams

BRUCE JOYNER - Georgia Dreams - CD
Label: Last Call (France) / # 3038532 / year : 1998 - compilation CD

1. Rainy grey day
2. The dragonfly
3. The grind
4. Honey drenched kiss
5. Sex beat
6. She repeats
7. Broken home
8. Love train
9. Politically correct
10. Lost visitor
11. Heavenly arms
12. Living things (in and out Urge)
13. Kelly Ann
14. Buddy
15. The world keeps spinning around
16. The world needs a little more love
17. Melrose Avenue
18. In my dreams
19. Preacher man
20. Lonely
21. Dream sequence
22. White trash girls
23. Keep searchin'

compilation of recordings issued by Bruce Joyner on New Rose between 1987 and 1993
1, 2, 3, 4 from {Preludes and Nocturnes} (1993)
5, 6 from Sir Real (1992)
7, 8, 9, 23 from The UNKNOWNS w/ BRUCE JOYNER - Southern Decay (1991)
10, 11, 12, 13, 14 from BRUCE JOYNER and the TINGLERS - Beyond the dark (1990)
15, 16, 17, 18 from Hot Georgia Nights (1987)
19, 20, 21, 22 from The UNKNOWNS - The Outtake Collection 1978-1988 (1988)

buy this CD directly from Last Call


Elements on Haunted Lake Records

Elements

BRUCE JOYNER and the RECONSTRUCTION - Elements - CD
released 8-10-2010 on Haunted Lake Records (private pressing) # / year : 2010 - CD // to be released in 2011

1. Invisible Smile
2. Swamp Fox Foxy
3. Knife in My Heart
4. Hard Machine
5. Ex
6. Mr. Free
7. Evil Smile
8. Prisons
9. Soft Explosions
10. Trees
11. Hot Georgia Nights


Bruce Joyne - vocals / Tom Byars - guitar / Will Byars - bass / Ryan Butler - drums
Produced by Don Fleming and Jimmy Guthrie

 LP release planned S1-2011 on Bang! records (France) ... stay tuned, more news soon

 buy it on mp3 (waiting for the LP and CD release) : Amazon or tradebit or iTunes

   


Reviews
"Bruce Joyner and the Reconstruction have a real winner on their hands here. Elements finds the band playing with infectious energy...and Joyner's vocals sound as focused and cool as ever. We can hear influences that range all the way from the 1960s right on through to the present. These fellows' music might best be described as underground garage pop/rock with a swampy/spooky kinda feel (?!). Killer tracks include "Invisible Smile," "Swamp Fox Foxy," "Trees," "Mr. Free," and "Hard Machine." Note that the band is playing live in support of the album. Our guess is that...after hearing this...they're probably bringing the house down wherever they play. Cool gripping stuff that sounds real. Top pick." babysue.com

"His current ensemble is dubbed The Reconstruction, featuring Joyner's longtime guitar-slinging foil Tom "Possum" Byars (Out Of The Fire) helping to lead the charge. Elements, featuring production and engineering work from both Don Fleming (who played in a band with Joyner in the late ‘70s before going on to fame with Gumball and as an in-demand NYC producer) and Mitch Easter, is indeed a worthy addition to the Joyner canon, a sleek though stripped-down cauldron of driving garage and hard-edged pop. Throughout, Joyner sings with a deeply-felt passion, one moment unleashing a sneer or a snarl, the next crooning romantically like a punk Sinatra. Among the highlights: thumping, swaggering opening track "Invisible Smile," which is aggro punk with a melodic edge; "Swamp Fox Foxy," anthemic garageadelica, featuring lead guitar by Fleming; "Evil Smile," Southern goth-pop that'd make Lux Interior smile; and "Hot Georgia Nights," which with its underlying surf-y vibe wouldn't be out of place on an Unknowns record."
blurt-online.com

& also: Holy Crap!!! A Great Interview!!! Words with the legendary Bruce Joyner, by Tom Cheshire / dryinkmag.com - 2010

Bruce Joyner and the Reconstruction

Bruce Joyner 1982


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