Fortune & Maltese & the Phabulous Pallbearers

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Fortune and Maltese
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Fortune and Maltese & The Phabulous Pallbearers
Background information
Also known as Fortune & Maltese
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Garage rock
Years active 1993 – present
Labels Leppotone, Happy Hour, Hillsdale Records, Larsen, Get Hip, Keystone Record Co., 360 Twist! Records, CAD Records, Dionysus Records, Screaming Apple Records, Misty Lane, Splitsville Records, MuSick Recordings; original songs registered with Lake Of Hits Music, BMI[1]
Website Official website
Members Freddy Fortune: vocals
Michael Maltese: bass, organ, vocals
Nat Cromlech: guitar, vocals
Dusty Sexton: drums
J.C. Graves: bass
Past members Karl Cromlech

Fortune And Maltese are an American garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1993 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

History[edit]

One of the early groups to define the Garage Rock revival in Detroit and the United States,[2][3] Fortune & Maltese (a/k/a Fortune and Maltese and The Phabulous Pallbearers) are a five-piece Detroit-based garage band.[4][5] Formed in 1993 in Kalamazoo & Ann Arbor, MI by Michael Maltese, Freddy Fortune, Nat Cromlech, Dusty Sexton and J.C. Graves, they have toured The United States, Europe and Canada with their particular brand of 1960s-influenced music[6][7][8] and have been featured in the films "It Came From Detroit"[9] and on the soundtrack to the Russ Meyer-homage "Pervert ".[10]

In November 2010 Fortune and Maltese were named "No. 35" in their "Detroit's Greatest Hits That Should Have Been" list with their single "Leave No Stone Unturned" / "Time Has Gone" (Get Hip) 1997.[11]

In 2013 Freddy Fortune and Michael Maltese appeared with other Detroit musicians as Benedict Arnold & The Traitors to play in San Diego with Paul Revere & The Raiders' front man Mark Lindsay at the Ugly Things Magazines 30th Anniversary Celebration [12]

Partial discography[edit]

Singles and EPs (7")[edit]

1. No Dice 7" (Leppotone & Happy Hour Records, 1993, LT-003)

  • 1. No Dice (Fortune, Maltese)
  • 2. Fools' Gold (Fortune, Maltese)
  • 3. Take My Word (B. Fuller/M. Stone)
  • 4. Pepsi Commercial (Fortune, Maltese)
  • 5. Wicked Weed (Fortune, Maltese)

2. Wig Wam 7" (Leppotone & Happy Hour Records, 1994, LT-005)

  • 1. Wig Wam Promo/Wig Wam (Fortune, Maltese)
  • 2. Gone, Gone, Gone (D. Everly/P. Everly)
  • 3. Kent Berglund Action Man (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 4. Don't Mind If I Do (Fortune/Maltese)

3. Genie In The Lamp 7" (360 Twist! Records, 1997, 36T-009)

  • 1. Genie In The Lamp (Fortune, Maltese)
  • 2. Vampira (Fortune/Maltese)

4. Leave No Stone Unturned 7" (Get Hip, 1997, GH-212)

  • 1. Leave No Stone Unturned (Fortune/Maltese/Cromlech)
  • 2. Time Has Gone (Fortune/Chan/Kaufman)

5. Bewitched 7" (Larsen Records, 1997, LZ 039)

  • 1. Bewitched (Maltese/Hurtt)
  • 2. Don't Wanna Cry (Andre Siebert)

6. Disk Jockey Promo Record 7" (Hillsdale Records, 1997, HR 018) Sent to disk jockeys only – 300 pressed

  • 1. D.J. Interview w/Fortune & Maltese (Open-ended for Disk Jockey Participation)
  • 2. She's A Blowout (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 3. PSA – Stay In School (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 4. Commercial – Coca Cola

7. Knaughty Knight 7" (CAD Records, 1999, 45001)

  • 1. Knaughty Knight (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 2. Good-N-Plenty (Fortune/Maltese)

8. Fiddled While Rome Burned 7" (Keystone Record Co., 2000, KEY-2EP)

  • 1. Fiddled While Rome Burned (Fortune/Maltese/Cromlech/Sexton/Graves)
  • 2. Wrong From The Start
  • 3. Mindreader
  • 4. I'm Crying

9. Sonic Sounds From Seattle 7" (Dionysus Records, 2001, ID 0745102)

  • 1. Girl Go Run Away
  • 2. You Watch The Road (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 3. Don't Question Me (Fortune/Maltese/Cromlech/Cromlech/Sexton/Graves)
  • 4. Jump, Jive And Harmonize!

10. Girls Gotta Learn 7" (Get Hip, 2004, GH-231) with Jonny Chan, Amy Surdu, John Szymanski & Mike Latulippe

  • 1. Girl's Gotta Learn (Maltese)
  • 2. I Hate You Baby (Fortune/Schroeder)
  • 3. Oh Yeah Alright (Maltese/Chan)
  • 4. Do What I Want (Fortune/Chan)

LPs & CDs[edit]

1. Fortune & Maltese And The Phabulous Pallbearers LP 1996 (Screaming Apple Records, SCALP 110)

  • 1. Wig Wam Promo/Wig Wam (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 2. No Dice (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 3. Fools' Gold (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 4. Gone, Gone, Gone (D. Everly/P. Everly)
  • 5. Wicked Weed (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 6. Take My Word (B. Fuller/M. Stone)
  • 7. Don't Mind If I Do (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 8. Kent Berglund Action Man (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 9. Let's Dance (J. Lee)
  • 10. Bamboozled Again (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 11. Low Man (On Her Totem Pole) (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 12. Try A Little Harder (Fortune)
  • 13. I Just Don't Care (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 14. Chase You (P. Katrich/T. Conway)
  • 15. I Found A New Love (Nehring/Marusak)
  • 16. Golden Arm (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 17. The Bummer (Martin/Ruiz)
  • 18. Black Hood (Maltese/Cromlech/Sexton/Cornfinger)

2. Fortune & Maltese And The Phabulous Pallbearers CD (Get Hip, GH-1057)

  • 1. Wig Wam Promo (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 2. Wig Wam (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 3. No Dice (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 4. Fools' Gold (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 5. Gone, Gone, Gone (D. Everly/P. Everly)
  • 6. Wicked Weed (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 7. Take My Word (B. Fuller/M. Stone)
  • 8. Don't Mind If I Do (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 9. Kent Berglund Action Man (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 10. Let's Dance (J. Lee)
  • 11. Bamboozled Again (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 12. Low Man (On Her Totem Pole) (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 13. Try A Little Harder (Fortune)
  • 14. I Just Don't Care (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 15. Chase You (P. Katrich/T. Conway)
  • 16. I Found A New Love (Nehring/Marusak)
  • 17. Golden Arm (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 18. The Bummer (Martin/Ruiz)
  • 19. Black Hood (Maltese/Cromlech/Sexton/Cornfinger)
  • 20. Du Toc (Fortune/Maltese) CD BONUS CUT
  • 21. Louise (J.L. Kincaid) CD BONUS CUT

3. Konquer Kampus LP/CD 1996 (Hillsdale Records, HLP-103)

  • 1. If Push Comes To Shove (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 2. My Baby's Hearse (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 3. Cuttin' Class (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 4. Ask The Swami (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 5. She's A Blowout (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 6. Let's All Go To The Science Fair (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 7. Study Break (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 8. Tappa Kegga USA (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 9. Tally Ho (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 10. Girls Ruin Everything (Maltese)
  • 11. Truth Serum (Fortune/Maltese/Cromlech)
  • 12. Pizza Party Twist (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 13. Cuz I Want You Yeah I Need You (Fortune/Maltese)
  • 14. High Horse (Fortune/Maltese/Cromlech)
  • 15. Stay In School Promo (Fortune/Maltese)

4. LIVE AT HARVEY'S, 18 cuts (Dutch bootleg of live set w/prev. unreleased F&M bonus cuts...)

  • 1. The Bummer
  • 2. No Dice
  • 3. Wig Wam
  • 4. Fool's Gold
  • 5. Kent Berglund Action Man
  • 6. Don't Mind If I Do
  • 7. Ballad Of A Useless Man
  • 8. I Found A New Love
  • 9. **Radio Amsterdam Interview**
  • 10. Just Don't Care
  • 11. Try It
  • 12. Wicked Weed
  • 13. Low Man On Her Totem Pole
  • 14. Golden Arm
  • 15. Bewitched
  • 16. Action Woman
  • 17. Dirty Old Man
  • 18. Chevy Man (Studio Acetate)

Compilations[edit]

1. TransWorld Garage Scene Volume 2 LP (Misty Lane, 1996, MISTY 033)

  • 1 I Just Don't Care (Fortune/Maltese)

2. Splitsville Confidential 7" (Splitsville Records, 1997, U-43423)

  • 1 track: Louise (Paul Revere & The Raiders)

3. Our Favorite Texan: Bobby Fuller Four-Ever! CD (#9 Records JAPAN, 1999 & 2000, ZOE-001)

  • 1 track: Pamela

4. Takin' Out the Trash: A Tribute to the Trashmen CD (Double Crown Records, 2000)

  • 2 tracks: Sleeper and King Of The Surf

5. Swingin' Creepers, A Tribute To The Ventures CD (MuSick Recordings, 2000, MuSick 0010)

  • 1 track: The Twomp

6. PERVERT! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Infinite Entertainment Records, 2005)

  • 2 tracks: Oh Yeah Alright and No Dice

7. The Sweet Sounds of Detroit CD (Bellyache Records (BR-001) 2006)

  • 1 track: Alice Long (Boyce/Hart)

8. Ghoul's Delight A Monster Party Record 2 CD Set (Bellyache Records (BR-001) 2006)

  • 1 track: Vampira (Fortune/Maltese)

9. The Sweet Sounds of Detroit Volume 2 CD (Bellyache Records (BR-017) 2009)

  • 1 track: Good N Plenty (Fortune/Maltese)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lake Of Hits Music: Fortune and Maltese. Mvlimbert.com. Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Abbey, E: Garage Rock and Its Roots: Musical Rebels and the Drive for Individuality., pp. 31–32. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2006.
  3. ^ Garage Rock: Fortune & Maltese. En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "Lost In The Grooves" by Kim Cooper (excerpt): Fortune & Maltese. Books.google.com. Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "Lost In The Grooves" by Kim Cooper: Fortune & Maltese. Lostinthegrooves.com (March 8, 2006). Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  6. ^ Grunnenrocks: Fortune & Maltese. Grunnenrocks.nl. Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  7. ^ "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" by Kim Cooper (excerpt): Fortune & Maltese reference. Books.google.com. Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  8. ^ Fortune & Maltese. Discogs.com. Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  9. ^ Fortune & Maltese. "It Came From Detroit". Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  10. ^ "Pervert": Fortune & Maltese. Pervertthemovie.com (January 22, 2009). Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  11. ^ "Detroit's Greatest Hits That Should Have Been" by Metro Times Music Staff, Detroit Metro Times, November 10, 2010. Metrotimes.com (November 10, 2010). Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  12. ^ "Sixties hitmaker Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders) makes surprise appearance at Ugly Things Magazine's 30th Anniversary Celebration".

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