The Early Characters
The Early Characters
The Early Characters is a collection of rare and unreleased recordings from band's teenage days,through their first studio recordings, the unreleased 1987 Chip Douglas produced album, as well as live cuts,out takes, famous friends and more!
Click on the blue song titles to hear song.
- I Need You Tonight
- I Just Want You
- Miss America
- This Is Goodbye
- Troubled Times
- Three Blocks Away
- Puppet On A String
- Your Cover Is Blown
- Until We Meet Again
- Soldier Of Love (from 1982 in Danny's basement.)The first recording ever of The Characters
- Maryann 1985
- This Is Goodbye 1985
- Siobhan 1986 version
- Heart and Soul live with Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork 1987
- Tulane live with Peter Tork 1988
- For Pete's Sake live with Peter Tork 1988
- Hippy Hippy Shake live with Davy Jones 1988
- One More Chance live at The Roxy
- Rodney on the Roq
- Characters Hotline message
- Door Into Summer (acoustic)Characters T-Shirts 100% cotton pre-shrunk Hanes Beefy- T.
Avaiable at The Characters live shows!
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Avaiable at The Characters live shows for $15 for color shirts $10 for logo shirt.
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Santa's Got A GTO - Rodney on the ROQ's Favorite Christmas Tunes
The Characters appear on Rodney Bingenheimer's compilation CD on Dionysus Records
"Santa's Got A GTO - Rodney on the ROQ'S Favorite Christmas Tunes."
The Characters' track, "The Characters visit Rodney," is from their 1986 Christmas tape.
The Characters also appear on the "The Best of Rodney on the ROQ" compilation - with "This Is Goodbye" produced by Chip Douglas
- Ramonas "Santa's Got A GTO"
- Ride "Like A Snowflake"
- froSTed W/ Jane Weidlin "Frosty the Snowman"
- Wondermints "Ski Party"
- Home Grown "Christmas Crush"
- The Diaboliks "Santa's Sack"
- Pencil Test "Runaway Christmas"
- Nina Hagen " Mary X-Mas"
- Boss Martians "Christmas Time"
- Redd Kross "Super Sunny Christmas"
- Geolyn "Deck the Halls"
- Methadone Cocktail "I Don't Believe in Santa"
- Jigsaw Seen "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"
- Sleepington "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
- Velouria " Til Next hanukkah"
- Wednesday Week "Christmas Here"
- Sugarfree "Last Christmas"
- Yid Kids "Santa Dosn't Come to Little Jewish Children's Houses"
- Cranes "The Christmas Angel"
- Olivia Barash "Silent Night"
- The Characters With Rodney Bingenheimer "The Characters Visit Rodney"Splitting Hares
A compilation CD from Poptown Records which includes The Characters song "Last of a Dyin' Breed."
All proceeds from the album go to benefit PETA, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
- "Let It Go" Enuff Z' Nuff
- "Killing Time" Widowmaker
- "Daddy's Farm" Roxx Gang
- "Too Much Heroin" Richie Scarlet
- "Homework" Lovemaker
- "Pick Me" Young & Fabulous
- "UH Oh" The Zeros
- "You Threw Me Away" Trash Brats
- "Tragedy" Pin*Ups
- "Gypsy's Lantern" Junebug
- "Ill Hearted" Laughing Sam's Breakdown
- "Not Too Late" Sun Kings
- "Last of a Dyin' Breed" The Characters
The Best Of Rodney On The ROQ
Rodney Bingenhiemer's compilation includes The Characters This Is Goodbye Produced by Chip Douglas
This Could Be The Night with Henry Dilts and Harry Nilsson from Best Of Rodney On The ROQ
From Rhino Records
You'll also find The Characters on "The Best of Rodney on the ROQ", a compilation by legendary Los Angeles DJ Rodney Bingenheimer,
and "Stuff This In You Stocking", a Christmas compilation.
Stuff This In Your Stocking
Skyclad Records VEEBL68
"Home For Christmas" (lyrics)
HELLO DISASTER: "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
FRENCH LEMON SANTAS: "Merry Xmas Everybody!"
THE ELECTRIC SHOES: "It's Christmas (And I Love You)"
THE LEONARDS: "Father Christmas"
DIRTY DOGS: "White Christmas"
PINK SLIP DADDY: "Santa Claus"
RUSS TOLMAN & THE NORTH POLE MEN: "Happy Birthday"
EMMA VINE & THE EMOTIONALS: "On Santa"
HUMAN DRAMA: "I Believe in Father Christmas"
THE STERILLES: "I Got A Lot of Toys For Christmas"
SKY SAXON/FIREWALL: "Christmas in the Courtroom"
THE JIGSAW SEEN: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
L-STATUS: "Holiday Cheer"
THE CHARACTERS: "Home For Christmas"
Album Compilation/Executive Producer: Frank Beeson/Guardian Angel: Dave Hall
A VEEBLTRONICS RECORDS PRODUCTION
"AMAZING SOUNDS FOR NOW AND FUTURE GENERATIONS:
If you have trouble finding these CDs, email The Characters for info.