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The Tooners are a multimedia rock and roll band from Los Angeles who not only produce their own original music but also illustrate their songs. In the 1980s they were named WOMANIZER and released their songs on Flexi-Disc Soundsheets© inserted in PaperCuts, The Illustrated Lyrics Magazine which also included the songs’ lyrics illustrated in comic book style. They also produced award winning (Chicago International Film Festival) fully animated music videos. Click here to see!
Womanizer was invited to be one of the house bands at the Troubadour on KWST nights, sponsored by a local radio station, and played regularly at Wong’s West and Club 88. Womanizer played the L.A. club scene off and on for a decade during which they produced PaperCuts, The Illustrated Lyrics Magazine and animated music videos.
In the early 1990s the core of the band, Neal Warner, Greg Piper, Patrick Meehan and a former band mate of Greg Piper’s, Richard (Buzz) Brissette, recorded the CD, Rocktasia and named the new version of the band The Tooners due to their multimedia productions.
James Bond Fan Band The Tooners Release Original “No Time To Die” Theme Song … A unique interpretation of a signature tune for the 25th James Bond motion picture, No Time To Die!
Although the band members and the song’s co-writers Neal Warner and Greg Piper are life-long Bond fans, their Bond theme is actually more inspired by shock rock group Alice Cooper.
Also fans of the movie franchise, the original lineup of the band Alice Cooper wrote and recorded the song The Man With The Golden Gun as a proposed theme song for the film of the same name starring Roger Moore as secret agent 007. The producers of the Bond films felt using pop acts such as Paul McCartney, Carly Simon and Lulu (who sang the actual theme song for The Man With The Golden Gun) for the movie theme songs was appropriate but a hard rock band such as Alice Cooper didn’t fit the James Bond image and the song was rejected. The band went ahead and released it on their 1973 album Muscle Of Love anyway.
This inspired the independent band The Tooners to record their own Bond theme inspired by Alice Cooper’s initiative and even the Salvador Dali inspired look of their song’s logo has an Alice Cooper connection as Alice Cooper, the man as opposed to the band, is the only rock musician known to have ever collaborated with the surrealist painter.
L.A. Band The Tooners’ single, Forgiving You, may be a backlash of the #MeToo Movement in that it’s a song about the joys of make-up sex.
Influenced by the tongue-in-cheek rock of The Mothers Of Invention, Alice Cooper and the risqué lyrics of 80s New Wave bands such as The Knack, The Tooners’ songs aren’t afraid to explore some dark themes. Included on their forthcoming fifth full-length CD are songs written for the new James Bond movie, No Time To Die, (recently released as a single) and a song written as the theme for a television series about a hunter of cryptozoological creatures in the Old West called Strange, CA.
Also released on Valentine’s day, 2020, The Tooners’ latest single Forgiving You sounds upbeat and catchy but beneath the surface lurks the dark side of passion. Possessiveness and sexual control are at the heart of the power pop hit about a man who “forgives” his lover for real or imagined transgressions mainly in order to initiate “make-up sex.”
L.A. Band The Tooners’ single, Hail The Rock & Roll Band, a tribute to John Lennon, The Beatles and Rock and all Roll Bands!
Johnny was a rebel boy, Played Guitar and led the band, He sang the songs he wasn’t coy, Wrote I want To Hold Your Hand, And round and round and round they’d tour, the party’d never end … Hail The Rock And Roll Band, Hail The Guitar Man, Bass and drums take a stand, Traveling across the land.
Johnny got a record deal, Hit the road to make a buck, Road Manager behind the wheel, Wild groupies he had all the luck, And round and round and round they’d tour, the party’d never end … Hail The Rock And Roll Band, Hail The Guitar Man, Bass and drums take a stand, Traveling across the land.
The Beatles show’d me the way, Now rock and roll Is here to stay!
Hail The Rock And Roll Band, Hail The Guitar Man, Bass and drums take a stand, Traveling across the land.
Songs written as the soundtracks to underground comix. For immature audiences only! This album was originally written by the L.A. multimedia hard rock band The Tooners when they were known as Womanizer. They were illustrated in underground comic form and intended to eventually be animated for music videos. These songs reflect the more carefree and innocent times before the #MeToo Movement.
A musical retelling of the tale of Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving. A soundtrack CD to a book aspiring to recreate a “Disney” style animated movie if produced by a NeoClassic Rock Band.
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Members of The Tooners debut
Hard Rock album - a rare lost classic!
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A young college student and lady live an Alice In Wonderland existence as they experience psychedelic rock concerts, acid trips, the realities of a marijuana based economy and the violence and prejudice of straight society. A real trip.
Hi! I'm Greg and I'm a Rock-a-holic!
A LIVE Original Multimedia Rock & Roll Show. A trip through one man's life wasted chasing the rock & roll dream. A life he wouldn't have lived any other way!
“The print medium now has an alternative for new bands that want to be seen as well as heard but can’t afford to make a video. A new comic style magazine called PaperCuts…” Kurt Loder / MTV News
“…the cartoon quality is excellent and the music is entertaining, energized pop metal.” Review / BAM Magazine
“ …you have been selected from over 300 entries as one of the 30 finalists for the 3M NEW TALENT AWARD IN MUSIC VIDEO at the AFI Television Workshop.” The American Film Institute
“… artists will expand their vision beyond the realm of sound and the future will rock.” Rock City News
• The Gold Plaque In Music Video The Chicago International Film Festival
• Award Winner MTV Animation Character Screen Test Competition
• Certificate Of Achievement Billboard Magazine Song Contest
•Certificates Of Participation The First and Third Los Angeles Animation Celebration
• Certificate Of Participation The Denver International Film Festival
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