HOW TO DONATE – HELP PAY FOR TONY KINMAN'S MEDICAL BILLS
Here are two ways you can help:
1) By donating to this GoFundMe campaign:
All donors will receive a digital download of the new Three O’Clock Train - Cuatro de Los Ángeles EP. With a $15 donation, you will receive the Cuatro de Los Ángeles CD. With a $30 donation, you will receive the Cuatro de Los Ángeles Vinyl*. Contribute more and you will help even more. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Tony Kinman's widow, Kristie.
2) By pre-ordering the new Three O’Clock Train Cuatro de Los Ángeles EP:
Visit threeoclocktrain.com/store. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Tony Kinman's widow, Kristie.
*NOTE: To contact Mack MacKenzie for questions and inquiries, click on the red envelope next to Mack's name at the top right of this page.
ABOUT CUATRO DE LOS ÁNGELES
Following the devastating news of punk rock legend Tony Kinman's recent passing due to aggressive cancer, Mack MacKenzie, lead singer songwriter of Three O'Clock Train, got together with Tony's brother Chip Kinman to work on a special collaboration in Tony's memory which is featured on the new Three O'Clock Train - Cuatro de Los Ángeles EP. Tony Kinman was the founding member with brother Chip Kinman of 70's California punk rock The Dils and 80's Texas cowpunk Rank and File.
The new Three O'Clock Train - Cuatro de Los Ángeles EP features a remake of The Dils' punk anthem "It's Not Worth It", which was originally produced by famed Canadian producer Bob Rock, who also produced the remake last July in Vancouver as a tribute to Tony’s memory. "It's Not Worth It" features Mack Mackenzie, Chip Kinman, Zippy Pinhead (William Chobotar), Mary Celeste (Mary Armstrong) and Punk Rawk Choir including Tony Bardach, Chris Crud and Ron Reyes. Read more about the project in California Rocker.
Cuatro de Los Ángeles also features a brand new version of the 1982 Rank and File song "Lucky Day", which was produced by Tony Kinman before he passed, as well as two new original Three O'Clock Train songs, "Somebody's Arms" co-produced by Haig V. (Bran Van 3000) and "Bluer Than You", which were both inspired by Mack’s recent collaborations with musicians in Los Angeles.
Cuatro de Los Ángeles and the tribute to Tony Kinman is the result of a special collaboration between Mack MacKenzie and Chip Kinman, which began in 2016 during a tour of Three O'Clock Train and Chip's band Ford Madox Ford with musicians Giuliano Scarfo, Matt Littell and S. Scott Aguero, who all collaborated on the new EP.
ABOUT THREE O'CLOCK TRAIN
Formed in Montreal, Quebec in 1984, Three O'Clock Train was initially described as "Dark Country" born of Film Noir and Punk Rock angst. In 1986 they released their debut E.P. Wig Wam Beach, followed with the critically acclaimed L.P. Muscle In in 1987 and It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry B.D. in 1991.
A respected tunesmith, bandleader Mack MacKenzie was called "one of the best songwriters this city has produced" by the weekly entertainment 'zine Montreal Mirror and John Griffin, long time music critic of the Montreal Gazette once wrote "What makes Three O'Clock Train different is that Mack MacKenzie writes songs like he has to."
In 2012 after an extended hiatus, Mack dusted off Three O'Clock Train and decided it was time to make some music. The result was a full-length recording entitled Moon. The L.P. opens with the song "Stolen Thunder" a moving tribute to fellow Montrealer Alex Soria. Alex was a brilliant songwriter and frontman of the melodic punk band The Nils who committed suicide and whose life and art left an indelible mark on all that encountered him. The track once again showed that Mack was not afraid to tackle the tough subjects when it came to songwriting.
In 2016 Mack took a moment to look back at his body of work with Producer Steve Kravac. The two collaborated on the Train of Dreams E.P. featuring four of the best songs Mack has ever written. They've been given a respectful re-thinking and a new sound that propels them from scrappy punk influenced numbers to polished modern productions.
In 2017 the long awaited reissue of Three O'Clock Train's third album It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry B.D. from 1991 was made available for the first time since 2000.
In November 2018, the digital version of the Three O'Clock Train - Cuatro de Los Ángeles E.P. was released, including very special collaborations with Chip Kinman, recently deceased producer Tony Kinman and famous Canadian producer Bob Rock. By supporting this project, you will help Tony Kinman’s widow, Kristie White, pay for Tony’s medical bills.
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