Featuring former members of bands such as Medicine Ball Caravan, Go Tiger, Go! and Low Vibes, Hired Guns was formed especially to be part of the tribute record in memory of Claude (Smack / The Fishfaces singer) produced by Alive and Kickin' : 'Smacked! a tribute to Ilari "Claude" Peltola'.
While the band will appear on the aforementioned album with the song 'Buy This Town' (featuring Cheri Martin, original Smack bassist) they also are the backing band on another track : "Street Hog Blues" with Trench Dogs singer and lead guitarist on vocals and solo.
Another song, 'Johnny the Pusher' has been available as a bonus with the pre-order of the album in Digital or CD Digisleeve.
The entire recording session featuring 4 tracks is available in Vinyl "On Demand", Digital (early November) and Ltd Ed. CD Digipack (Dec. 17/Jan. 18)
A video for this song is also in the making.
Discography on Alive and Kickin' :
Hired Guns "The Smacked! session"
Medicine Ball Caravan "Keep Goin' Til the Next Stop"
Medicine Ball Caravan "Crossing the Seas ...Spreading the Sins"
Low Vibes "Time Capsule"
Low Vibes "Psychic Travel"
Matt M. – Rhythm Guitars, Vocals,
Fred Meryclift – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, backing vocals
Ian - Bass, backing vocals
Nico - Drums, backing vocals