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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 NZD  or more

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Need some good old-fashioned tapey goodness? This is what you're after. A lovingly hand-dubbed cassette of the Atlantean Night Tourists album. Leave it lying around at work so people know how damn special you are, that you have a piece of plastic-y art that Bing Turkby prepared just for you!
    Limited to 50 copies universe-wide. The master .wav files will be smashed afterwards and incinerated, so no more can ever be made. OMG, how much more special could it get than that?
    Well, you could always buy a copy of The Musomancer book (below) and ask Bing to sign it for you I suppose. Whoah, if you did that, people would know you were the very tippest of the top in your local community.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Atlantean Night Tourists via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 50 

      $7 NZD or more 

     

  • The first volume in a new magical musical mystery fantasy series by Bing Turkby.

    Paperback, 174 pages, 20.3 x 12.7cm. ISBN 978-1537327785.

    The story:
    A guitarist dies, after writing the best riff of his life. As far as the Police are concerned, the death appears to be due to natural causes. But to Jareth McHendry, it is the sinister work of an evil Musomancer, and the start of a powerful spell that will ruin mankind.
    Is Jareth a deluded eccentric, or is he the only person standing between humanity and catastrophic devastation? Can he track down the evil Musomancer?And if he does, will he be able to keep his guitar in tune long enough to save the world?

    Includes unlimited streaming of Atlantean Night Tourists via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $15 NZD or more 

     

about

We went to record at The Stomach in Palmy with a plan to get at least the drum tracks done on a few songs. Macdeth and McBOOOm are so good that we ended up recording several songs and still had time to spare. So I pulled out this blues shuffle, and without any rehearsal we ran it through, and now it's one of my favourites! Notable for beginning with the chorus, not the verse, following the dictates of those venerable veterans of volume, Roxette. Also notable for me using Mark Borchardt's pronunciation of "coven". After using it ironically for years, I just like it better that way now.

lyrics

Chorus:
She does that boogaloo, boys
She turns the menfolk into toys
She does that boogaloo, boys
She makes men shiver

She's long and tall with witchy hair
Her coven isn't far from here, not far
As the crow does fly

She lives way out here in the woods
Far from any luxury goods, no, no
No luxury goods out here in the woods

Chorus

All day long I earn my pay
Go home each night the same old way, except for once
I took a different path

I wandered down a shady road
Found her house by the trail of toads that glowed
You know, they once were men

Chorus

Sax solo

Chorus

Banjo solo

credits

from Atlantean Night Tourists, released December 1, 2016

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The Bing Turkby Ensemble Palmerston North, New Zealand

From Turakina, via Castle Xanthros, all the way to sunny Palmy, the Bing Turkby Ensemble brings you a theatrical rock show like no other. Starting in 1996 as one man, a wig and a tape deck, the band now features this cast of miscreants: Bing Turkby, Tyrone T. Blowhard, Slapskins McBOOOm, and MacDeth. ... more

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