Ten Hands (band)
|Origin||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Genres||Rock, funk, alternative|
|Labels||ESG Records, Slipped Disc, Clubland Records|
|Members||J. Paul Slavens
"BIG" Al Emert
Ten Hands is a rock band based in Denton, Texas, United States. The band consists of:
- J. Paul Slavens (keyboards, lead vocals),
- Steve Brand (guitar, backing vocals),
- Gary Muller (Chapman stick, backing vocals),
- Mike Dillon (percussion, backing vocals),
- Alan Emert (drums, backing vocals).
- Matt Thompson (drums)
Described as a cross between the jazz-rock-art style of Frank Zappa and the psychedelic punk of the Meat Puppets, Ten Hands had a style that was better appreciated live, more so than in the studio. The late 1980s local scene adored them and the Dallas Observer awarded Ten Hands numerous accolades in 1988-1989.
|1988||Kung Fu ... That's What I Like||ESG|
|1989||The Big One Is Coming (live)||ESG|
|1992||Be My Guru||Slipped Disc|
|1993||Jazz For Jerks||Clubland|
|1996||The Big One That Got Away (live)||Clubland|
- Wilonsky, Robert (27 July 2006). "Ten Hands". Dallas Observer.
- Smyers, Darryl (24 January 2014). "Paul Slavens Talks Ten Hands Reunion Gig, Possible New Album". Dallas Observer.
- Downes, Catherine (8 June 2012). "Paul Slavens Looks Back on a Decade of Ten Hands Press Photos". Dallas Observer.