Spelunkers Discography
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Spelunkers
Breakfast Is America

Spelunkers is a trio from Bloomington, Illinois whose music twists and turns from the underground to outer space powered by the guitar, songwriting and voice of Tommy O'Donnell. Joined by bassist/vocalist Clay Thompson and drummer John Ganser this is a fun and stunning band.

Spelunkers was originally an instrumental side-project of the legendary Something Brothers. The Something Brothers were a major Midwestern touring sextet in the late '80's and early '90's. While their journeys extended as far as New York and Key West, it was from Minneapolis to Kansas City to Indianapolis to Chicago that the band earned its reputation as one of the great live bands. Their noted opening slots included shows with Soul Asylum, the Meat Puppets, and the Goo Goo Dolls. The Something Brothers had no commercially-released albums. With the demise of that band, the occasional side-outfit trio added vocals and became the full-time effort called Spelunkers. They continue to play all over the Midwest.

Breakfast Is America recalls the virtuosity, diversity and fun of Frank Zappa and The Dixie Dregs with more power, soaring vocals and lyrical wit. The lone instrumental on the record is the final cut, a cover of Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse," best known as the "Ren & Stimpy" theme. This is a long-awaited debut.

Spelunkers
Demand Your Annual Rent

Spelunkers second album, Demand Your Annual Rent. Their debut,Breakfast Is America garnered considerable airplay and rave reviews.
This album features thirteen original songs. The title track, in a different version, was previously featured on the Whitehouse Records compilation, Come In 773! The cover art is by noted comic book artist Tim Bradstreet. Fans of Bradstreet's published work who know Spelunkers may have already noticed visual similarities between some of his characters and the band members.
Spelunkers was originally an instrumental side-project of the legendary Something Brothers, a major Midwestern touring sextet in the late '80s and early '90s who never recorded. The 'lunkers continue the tradition of being a great road and playing all over Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana and Iowa as headliners or opening for such acts as Bottle Rockets, Wilco and Smoking Popes
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Come In 773!
(Whitehouse No. 12)
A various artists compilation featuring "Demand Your Annual Rent" (non-album version) and "Bees."