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12 Rounds

Jeff German & The Blankety Blanks

“I never set out to write a certain type of song. The songs usually strangle me until I get them right,” says Columbus, OH-based singer-songwriter Jeff German. German’s Slothtrop debut, 12 Rounds, is evidence that German had many close calls at the hands of his own songs. While German may be new to many as a solo act, he is a veteran musician. He was a member of quintessential Ohio band The Cur Dogs and works often as a studio musician in the Midwest and as a supporting musician for numerous acts such as Bloodshot Record’s Lydia Loveless. Though the album is straight-up “blue collar rock,” it is built on a variety of influences. With equal parts of The Clash, The Damned, The Jam, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, 12 rounds is a knockout.

Produced by Jeff German & Joe Viers
Recorded at Sonic Lounge, Columbus, OH
Released in March of 2014
Release Number - 8675-455
UPC - 888174304656

Brian Mincks: drums
Graig Barnett: lead guitar
Jeff German: guitars and vocals
Bradley Williams: bass, mandolin, backing vocals


1. Sit and Think
2. Kro-Bide
3. Apology With Every Song
4. Before It's Gone
5. Doghouse Roses
6. Long Road to Nowhere
7. Spark in the Dark
8. Something to Keep in Mind
9. Fifteen Minutes
10. 12 Rounds
11. 75 or 94