The Banker on the Run
1. Pinstriped Suit Parade
2. Good Morning (BCC-Radio)
4. Bye Bye Dubai
5. The Building
7. She Don’t Like It
8. Music on the Run
9. In the Elevator
10. 7th Floor Pavement Blues
11. Gates, Bridges & Men
12. The Banker on the Run
14. Striped Jumpsuit Parade
15. The Big Bank Robbery
(Hjörtur Hjörleifsson / Chili Tomasson)
(Arni Hjörleifsson / Chili Tomasson)
Ladies & Gentlemen,
Raise your glasses to the Economy, to the Wealthy Few, to Fading Millions, to the Freedom of Fortune. The world of the Prosperous and Beautiful is rotating further towards a Capitalistic Climax. So allow us to introduce you to the stories of Marvelous Mavericks and Moneymakers:
A busy Businessman and his personal secretary are spending a sunny afternoon at the horserace track, a quick trip to Dubai
back-and-forth, the glimmering façade of a monumental Building, a Wallstreet-sign close to the pavement-café in which Rich Men are talking over some Business of high importance, having coffee. Oh what a wonderful world it is, the World of the Wealthy…
Throughout the last year we recorded songs in several sessions at PeaceCastleMusicStudios. With Felix as our patient and steady Companion - never tired, never weary - guiding us from tape to tape, we shaped this Album.
A million “thank-you’s” and Love to Felix for all his efforts, ideas, time and strength!
Thomas and Gabriele! Thank you for all the passion, assistance and support on this project; we are going to pay you as soon as we become millionaires. The honor for the Artwork goes to Markus, Linda, Luca, Berger, Silke and Bernhard. Thanks a lot for making it happen. Furthermore, we’d like to thank Stefan, Martin and Irene for their time, effort and ears.
Love to Adele, Armela & Iris, the First Ladies of Poetry.
In addition, we kindly thank Martin, Paul, Fabian, Gerhard, Kitze, Major, Norbert, Markus & the YoCo-Team, Rosa & Peter, Baldur & Nìna, Andrea & Helmut, Jana, Keli, David, Dario, Valentin, Maria, Clemens and Wolfgang.
So cheers Gentlemen, cheers!
Chili and the Whalekillers
Recorded & Mixed by Felix Ofenböck at PeaceCastleAudio Studios.
Produced by Felix Ofenböck, Chili Tomasson & Hjörtur Hjörleifsson
Mastered by Felix Ofenböck & Stefan Parragh.
All Songs performed and arranged by Chili and the Whalekillers:
Arni Hjörleifsson: saxophone, vocals, characters in “The Big Bank Robbery”
Chili Tomasson: vocals, piano, electric guitar, organ, synthesizers, e-piano, glockenspiel
Hjörtur Hjörleifsson: vocals, bass, electric & acoustic guitar, horn, tambourine
David Bitschnau: drums, vocals, percussion, bongos, synthesizers
Michael Szedenik: electric guitar, vocals, piano, bass guitar
We truly thank:
Adele Ischia: violin in “Charity”
Armela Madreiter: announcements “In the Elevator”
David Wurawa: voice in Radioshows
Fabian Tassati: slideguitar in “Striped Jump Suit Parade”
Gerhard Stockhammer: trumpet on “The Banker on the Run” & “Charity”
Iris Marko: secretary in “The Building”
Martin Wirthenstätter: trombone on “Pin Striped Suit Parade”, “StripedJumpSuitParade”,
“HorseRaceTrack”, “The Banker on the Run” & “Charity”
Nina Salvarar: news in “Financial Crisis 7th FloorPavement Blues”
Paul Santner: trumpet on “Pinstriped Suit Parade” & “StripedJumpSuitParade”
and the Partychoir.
Cover Artwork by: Linda Mühlbacher , Markus Roßmann, Chili Tomasson,
Luca D. (Lemur Design), Berger B. & Bernhard Hartenthaler