New Rides Of The Furious Swampriders – CD/Vinyl-LP – 2012

VARIOUS ARTISTS
New Rides Of The Furious Swampriders
Velvetone w/The Fat Honks – The River
Sireena Records 2012
CD SIR 2096 LP SIR 4016
www.thefuriousswampriders.de
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The River

 Lüers-Merck-Wittke-Ulrich

Memories,
Souls of the departed passing by.
Memories…
Calling me,
wash images of losses off my mind.
Calling me…
Ask myself,
What the stream is gonna bring this time?
Ask myself…

Where the river knows no bound,
Traces to be found.
Where the river knows no bound …
… Safe and sound!
Givin’ goes on,
Takin’ goes on,
Can’t be undone!
The river rolls on…

Far away,
There’s a spring where everything begins.
Far away …
On and on,
An everlasting circuit goes and goes.
On and on …
Confidence,
What’s lost and gone makes way for somethin’ new.
Confidence…

Where the river knows no bound,
Traces to be found.
Where the river knows no bound …
… Safe and sound!
Givin’ goes on,
Takin’ goes on,
Can’t be undone!
The river rolls on…

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar
ANDY MERCK – Fender Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion

THE FAT HONKS of Mad Monks fame
DENNIS LACKMANN – Tenor Saxophone
MATTHIAS STREICH – Trombone
LASSE TIMM – Trumpet

2012 Velvetone w/The Fat Honks
2012 Velvetone w/The Fat Honks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded January 15, 2012 at Palais Aux Étoiles, Bremen-Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Alle Tracks:

  1. Wovenhand – The Threshingfloor
  2. Debbie Harry – Lucky Jim
  3. The Raymen – When Death’s Black Train Is Coming To Town
  4. M. Walking On The Water – Enjoy The Silence
  5. Sixteen Horsepower – De-Railed
  6. The Perc – Sleeping Dog
  7. Lydia Lunch & Dave Alvin – Walkin’ Down The Street (Doin’ my own Thing)
  8. The Walkabouts – Soul Thief
  9. The Dad Horse Experience – Kingdom It Will Come
  10. Golden Kanine – Law of probable Outcome
  11. Velvetone w/The Fat Honks – The River
  12. Johnny Dowd – Constant Waiting
  13. Kirschbaum-Weisshoff-Trio
  14. Harry Payuta – Take You Home

Reviews ‚The River‘

… eine soulig-funkige, Desert-rockige Nummer mit Lou Reed-Feeling.
rocktimes.de
05/2012
Ulli Heiser

Schließen sich VELVETONE mit THE FAT HONKS kurz, kommt eine ansprechend funkige Urban-Soul-Nummer heraus; „The River“ macht Lust auf mehr von dieser Kollaboration.
musikreviews.de
05/2012
Andreas Schiffmann

… straight-on funked-up soul.
Brooklyn Rocks
July 7, 2012

 

Ride The Pale Horse – CD – 2009

Ride The Pale Horse – CD – 2009

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Ride The Pale Horse
Velvetone – Mormon Girl
Wolverine Records 2009
CD WR 154
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Mormon Girl

 Lüers-Merck-Wittke-Ulrich

Hey Mormon girl
Won’t you marry me,
Won’t you marry me here today
Hey Mormon girl
Won’t you marry me here today

Don’t tell anybody!
Don’t hesitate!
Could be our secret,
Cause it’s just for the moment – for one day.

I’m afraid there’s a problem
We can’t fix the common way
You’re talking religion
What price you gotta pay

A hungry life
In sacrifice
Your starving eyes…
They’re telling me those little white lies

It’s something anyone can see.
Dontcha fool the world
When you find yourself in a hormone whirl…

Hey Mormon girl
Won’t you marry me,
Won’t you marry me for one day
Hey Mormon girl
Won’t you marry me for one day

Don’t tell anybody!
Don’t hesitate!
Could be our secret,
Cause it’s just for the moment – for one day.

I’m sure you’re quite certain
Who you left along your way
(But) for the joy of loving
You just kneel down and pray

A sacred fight
To see ‘The Light’
Your longing eyes…
They’re telling me those little white lies

Believe me, you gone way too far!
Dontcha steal away
When you drag everyone in a hormone whirl…

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars
ANDY MERCK – Upright bass, Harmony Vocals
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion, Harmony Vocals

Special Guest:
FRED ‘FLIP’ MÖHLMANN – Mouth Harp

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded January 2009 by Steff Ulrich at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Alle Tracks:

  1. Rumble Club – Lonesome Gunman Traveler
  2. Velvetone – Mormon Girl
  3. Sarah Blackwood – Dealin’ Aces
  4. The John E. Vistic Experience – Gamblin’ Man
  5. Brent Amaker & the Rodeo – They make Cowboys in Montana
  6. John Dear Mowing Club – Bare Hand
  7. Forgotten Sons – To Hell you ride
  8. The Sarah and Jeff Show – Long Black Train
  9. Chuck’s Wagon – Black Road
  10. Ghost Town Deputies – Furs ‘n Hides
  11. Benedicte Braenden – Dog House Rose
  12. Smokestack Lightnin’ – Country Girl
  13. Hank Ray – Demons in my head
  14. Chip Hanna – Alexander Platz Line (Acoustic)
  15. Eric Hisaw – Jake
  16. Mermaid Union – Borderline Country
  17. Ski’s Country Trash – Rose of Ballymore
  18. Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash – Restless Heart
  19. Stevie Tombstone – So goddamned Lonesome
  20. Kitty Reed – Love you, leave you
  21. Hack Mack Jackson – Trouble is not my business
  22. Slam and Howie & the Reserve Men – You ain’t free (when you’re a hobo)
  23. Sarah Skellington – Devil in the flesh
  24. The Molenes – Trouble in the corn
  25. Lacasa del Cid – Covering the sun
Alternative Country Compilation for the wild ones

 

LINER NOTES

Alternative Country at its best with the Spirit of Punk and Rockabilly.
Ein Sampler im Geiste von Johnny Cash und mit Bands, die den wahren Rock’n’Roll repräsentieren.
Handgemacht. Kräftig. Energiegeladen. Tief. Mit Seele! Auch ein must have für Fans von Mike Ness!

Alle gegen Alle – A Tribute To Slime – 2-CD/LP-Box – 2009

Alle gegen Alle – A Tribute To Slime – 2-CD/LP-Box – 2009

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Alle Gegen Alle – A Tribute To Slime
2-CD: Sunny Bastards / 4-LP-Box: Dröönland Production
Sunny Bastards 2009
Sunny Bastards CD Dröönland LP

Alle Tracks:

CD 1:

  1. ROCKFORMATION DISKOKUGEL – Hey Lutz, Wir Fahren Zu Slime
  2. KREATOR feat. NAGEL & THEES – Alle Gegen Alle
  3. DIE TOTEN HOSEN – Viva La Muerte
  4. BORN FROM PAIN – Tod
  5. VERLORENE JUNGS – Untergang
  6. KUMPELBASIS – Albtraum
  7. JINGO DE LUNCH – Etikette Tötet
  8. RASTAKNAST – Störtebecker
  9. VOLXSTURM – Gewinnen Werden Immer Wir
  10. BROILERS – Zusammen
  11. VELVETONE – Krüppel
  12. EMSCHERKURVE 77 – Religion
  13. DRITTE WAHL – Yankees Raus
  14. EL GORDO – Deutschland
  15. OHRBOOTEN – Legal, Illegal, Scheißegal
  16. COR – Zu Kalt
  17. DIMPLE MINDS – Gerechtigkeit
  18. DISTURBERS – A.C.A.B.
  19. BRIGADE S. – (Ihr ruft) Bullenschweine
  20. I DEFY – Disco
  21. STAGE BOTTLES – Robot Age
  22. ALARMSIGNAL – Wind
  23. MR. BURNS – Besserwisserei Stinkt
  24. FEUERWASSER – Red Nicht, Geh Los!
  25. KAPELLE VORWÄRTS – Ich War Dabei

CD 2:

  1. EMILS – Parcours #1
  2. HERR SCHWERS – A.S.o.t.B.
  3. JOHNNIE ROOK – Gegen Die Zeit
  4. MIMMIS – Der Tod Ist Ein Meister Aus Deutschland
  5. PÖBEL & GESOCKS – Keine Führer
  6. LOST BOYZ ARMY – Hey Punk
  7. SHEARER – Zweifel
  8. HULA PUNK – Yankees Raus
  9. TOTENMOND – Kauf Oder Stirb
  10. SS-KALIERT – Linke Spießer
  11. THE DETECTORS – Fuck Police Brutality
  12. POLKAHONTAS – Deutschland
  13. JESUS SKINS – Wenn Der Himmel Brennt
  14. GOTTKAISER – Seekarten
  15. KOMMANDO KAP HOORN – Wind
  16. EIGHT BALLS – 1,7 Promille Blues
  17. RABBLE ROUSERS – Legal, Illegal, Scheißegal
  18. THE BAND FROM A FUTURE – Disco
  19. SMALL TOWN RIOT – Tribute To Slime Medley
  20. KERNKRAFTRITTER feat. UWE – Iran
  21. AZRAEL – Artificial
  22. BÖHLE77 UND DER SWINGACLUB – Gerechtigkeit
  23. BLUTIGER OSTEN – Wieder Breit
  24. UNGUNST – Goldene Türme
  25. SUPABOND – Albtraum
  26. THIS BELIEF – Schweineherbst
  27. MANMADE – Großer Bruder
  28. AUSGELEBT – Streetfight
  29. DIVINE NOISE ATTACK – Legal, Illegal, Scheißegal

Das ultimative Tribut an die Hamburger Punklegende SLIME – 54 Coversongs und Hommagen feat. VELVETONE, DIE TOTEN HOSEN, KREATOR mit NAGEL & THEES UHLMANN, DRITTE WAHL, BROILERS, JINGO DE LUNCH u.a.! Die Doppel-CD erscheint auf SUNNY BASTARDS in Kooperation mit KERNKRAFTRITTER RECORDS.

1979 gegründet und mit Unterbrechungen bis 1994 aktiv, gehören SLIME zu den bekanntesten deutschen Punkbands aller Zeiten. Ihr Einfluss sowohl auf Zeitgenossen als auch auf Legionen von nachfolgenden Bands bis heute ist enorm und SLIME sind nach wie vor die absolut relevanteste Band, wenn es um die Verbindung des Images von Punkmusik in Deutschland mit linkspolitischen Inhalten geht.

Das Essener Label SUNNY BASTARDS präsentiert jetzt die erste offizielle und umfangreiche Hommage an das Hamburger Urgestein. Insgesamt 54 Songs wurden von ebenso vielen Interpreten aufgenommen, neben den bekannten Namen wie DIE TOTEN HOSEN, KREATOR (mit Unterstützung am Gesang von NAGEL / MUFF POTTER und THEES UHLMANN / TOMTE), TOTENMOND oder BORN FROM PAIN machen jedoch auch die zahlreichen genrefremden Interpretationen den besonderen Reiz dieser Zusammenstellung aus, so bringen die POLKAHONTAS »Deutschland« in einer Polkaversion, bieten die OHRBOOTEN »Legal, Illegal, Scheißegal« als Hip-Hop-Song, während die RABBLE ROUSERS (feat. ELF / ex SLIME) denselben Song mit Banjo in Folk-Gewässer steuern. VELVETONE bringen eine Rockabilly-Version, während HULA PUNK hawaiianische Klänge spielen. Die Indieband ROCKFORMATION DISKOKUGEL eröffnet den Sampler gar mit der schwungvollen Hommage-Eigenkomposition »Hey Lutz, Wir Fahren Zu Slime«.

Dieser mit viel Liebe und Herzblut zusammengestellte Tribute-Sampler sucht seinesgleichen und ist einfach Pflichtprogramm, nicht nur für alle SLIME-Fans oder Freunde der jeweils beteiligten Acts, sondern absolut unverzichtbar für jeden, der sich für deutschsprachige Punkmusik interessiert. Fast alle Songs wurden exklusiv für diesen Sampler aufgenommen. Doppel-CD mit rund 158 Minuten Spielzeit – im dreiteiligen Digipack, mit 24-seitigem 4c-Booklet, mit vielen Fotos, Vorstellung aller beteiligten Bands sowie persönlichen Statements / Linernotes der beteiligten Künstler!

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Electric Guitar
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums

Special Guest:
ELF – Acoustic Guitar

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded 2008 by Steff Ulrich at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

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Favoritenserie No.3 – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 2008

Favoritenserie No.3 – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 2008

Favoritenserie No.3 – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 2008VELVETONE b/w LIQUID LAUGHTER LOUNGE QUARTET
Favoritenserie No.3
Rhythm Island Records 2008
CD & VINYL RIR 3
Track im DOWNLOAD BUNDLE ‚Early & Rare‘

LINER NOTES

I remember the first time I saw Velvetone burning up the stage ten years ago…

I looked at the room packed with dancing sweating bodies, then my toe started tapping and my hands got to clapping then my shyness was slipping cause them boys was rippin!
Then the heat of the beat overtook me and hooked me and I was dancing too!

They’ll swing you they’ll bop you then they’ll honky tonk you.
They’ll tickle your soul, make you reel till you roll
Serenade you so blue with that sound sweet and true

They’ll roll you they’ll rock you – Look out! They’ll cold-cock you
They’ll get you to shout till you’ve knocked yourself out
What they play you will feel – Nothing but the real deal!

Not much has changed since that night long ago, except my good pals Velvetone have gotten a whole lot more experience, touring with and supporting some of the best Roots Rock acts around, and, I’m proud to say, collaborating with me on my newest musical project, The Rabble Rousers. Oh yeah, they’ve also gotten lots better with every year that has passed since then. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor: Check ‘em out!

Bill Collins
New Haven, Connecticut
August 2008

‘Pine Cone’ goes out to the Black Forrest Connection – it’s years’n’years ago that we shared stage with the Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet at a Swamp Room Happening for the first time. More to come…

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars, ‘Erich’ Herrnsdorf Lap Steel Guitar, ‘Uncle Erwin’ Farfisa
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass & Fender Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion & Darbuka

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded July 2008 at Palais Aux Étoiles, Bremen-Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Alle Tracks:

Velvetone

  1. Block The Clock
  2. Cash Is Gone
  3. Wild Night Out
  4. Pine Cone
  5. No Smoke

Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet

  1. Dr. No
  2. Tired Of Being Free
  3. Closed For Repair
  4. Atomic Radio

Lil‘ Bad Thing – Vinyl 45 – 2007

Lil‘ Bad Thing – Vinyl 45 – 2007

VELVETONE
Lil‘ Bad Thing / Seven 45rpm
CrossCut Records 2007
45 CCR 4501
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Lil‘ Bad Thing

 Lüers-Merck-Wittke-Ulrich

You opened your heart
Showed me your soul
Offered up your love
Such a good show
I was hypnotized
By your tempting lies
I barely survived
Attacks of that blade

You little bad thing, you little bad thing

I tried to resist your siren song
Followed you blind caught by your tongue
Good scenes fade to black
A knife stuck in my back
I’m deadly attracted
The chains of your love

You little bad thing, you little bad thing

I free myself –
You don’t accept
You tighten the bondage
“ i’m still the best “
I need to breathe
You gotta be stopped
I’ll be myself
But i still love …

… You little bad thing

You opened your heart showed me your soul
Offered up your love such a good show
I was hypnotized
By your tempting lies
I’ll be myself
But i still love …

… You little bad thing

Seven

 Lüers-Merck-Wittke-Ulrich

Seven thoughts i spent
To get what’s going on
Seven thoughts
Just made me sad

Everything that’s left
Are pieces left behind
Now all that’s left
Is your malicious mind
I’ve learned the lessons life has taught me
Leaving all the battles now that caught me.

You’ll be lonely after seven thoughts

Seven lies you spent
To satisfy your needs
Seven lies
Someone was blinded
Everything you said
A song can’t sound so sweet
Everthing you said
Disciples will believe
I’ve learned the lessons life has taught me
Leaving the chapters now that caught me

You’ll be lonely after seven lies

Seven years you’ve been
The devil in disguise
Seven years
You tried to grow
Every single one
You preached a bitter step
Every single one
Let me get one step ahead
I’ve learned the lessons life has taught me
Leaving those years behind that caught me

You’ll be lonely after seven years

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Farfisa
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass, Electric Bass & Six-String Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion

Special Guest:
EDWIN HETTINGER – Dark Grand Piano on ‘Seven’

Reviews CCR 4501

A German four piece specialising in what is now called ‚roots rock‘ or ‚Americana‘, the topside is a thundering slab of rockabilly-tinged rock and roll, complete with ringing guitar work. The flip leans a little more towards country – most noticeably Johnny Cash – and very successfully too. Put this record on at a party and watch people trying to figure out who it is! If the album is all up to this standard, it’ll definitely be a goodie.
Blues & Rhythm
2008-03
Norman Darwen

Now this 45-rpm has music of the German urban rhythm & blues, roots-rock band Velvetone, two songs: ‚Lil‘ Bad Thing‘ and ‚Seven‘. The former (on the A-side) is a grand rock’n roll tune, the latter (B-side) is a roots song in the purest sense of the word. There is some country (Johnny Cash, Morricone) and the rockabilly line is obvious. (…) Lovers of vinyl, this is a good deal! You can choose between the black ‚regular‘ record and a limited edition… white vinyl.
Bobtje’s Blues Pages
2008-01
Bobtje Blues

Sappralot, eher trinkt unser fränkischer Bierguru Norbert freiwillig Helles, als dass Rezimuster mit Rillen in den Redakteurshaushalt flattern. (…) Also nutze ich die Gelegenheit, gehe ins warme Wohnzimmer, wo bereits Kaffee und Pfeffernüsse duften, schaue im Vorbeigehen auf die verschneiten Bäume und beginne mit der Zeremonie, die da wäre: Sourceschalter auf Phono/MC (ich spüre fast, wie die Kontakte den Staub dieser Schalterstellung beiseite fegen), Tonarm des Thorens entriegeln, Diamant mit dem Bürstchen zur Sicherheit streicheln, den Single Puck auflegen, die Platte mit dem Puck verheiraten, den Tonarm langsam über der Anfangsrille platzieren und sachte absenken. Seite A, bzw. “Lil‘ Bad Thing” ist eine Rockabilly-Nummer, bei der allerdings die Elvis-Tolle dem Stetson gewichen ist. Das Stück versprüht eine gehörige Portion Desertstaub und lebt von Tammos Gitarrenarbeit. “Seven” staubt noch mehr, ist ruhiger und man sieht fast die Tumbleweeds unterm Wohnzimmertisch vorbeirollen. Schön dreckig kommt die Gitarre und Rays Stimme pendelt sich irgendwo zwischen Russ Tolman und Calvin Russell ein. (…) Ungewohnt war die körperliche Aktion, um die Platte umzudrehen. In mir keimt der Verdacht, dass die immer dickeren Kinder und Jugendlichen womöglich nicht Opfer der schlechten Essgewohnheiten, sprich Fast-Food, sind, sondern die Leibesfülle auf die Bequemlichkeit des Hörens digitaler Tonträger zurückzuführen ist. Ständige Bewegung, die wir Altvorderen in jungen Jahren automatisch beim Plattenabspielen hatten, wäre vielleicht ein probates Mittel zu mehr Körperklasse statt -masse.
Rocktimes
2007
Uli Heiser

Velvetone brengt als voorproefje van haar nieuwe CD Yip-Yip, die op 24 januari 2008 moet gaan verschijnen, een heuse vinylsingle uit. lets dat natuurlijk bij rock’n’roll past. De single bevat twee eigen nummers waarvan de A-kant, Lil‘ Bad Thing, een snelle rocker is met een flinke scheut rhythm & blues, terwijl het gitaarspel toch weer meer aan country doet denken, vooral‘ in de solo’s waar ik ook een steelgitaar ontdek. De B-zijde, het nummer Seven, valt uitgesproken in het countrygenre, maar dan wel het spaghettigenre van Ennio Morricone waarin dus uitgesprokeri trage, twangy gitaarktanken de hoofdrol spelen.
Boppin‘ Around #74
2007-12
Frans van Dongen

Lil‘ Bad Thing – Vinyl 45 Limited Edition – 2007

Lil‘ Bad Thing – Vinyl 45 Limited Edition – 2007

VELVETONE
Lil‘ Bad Thing / Seven 45rpm Ltd. Edition (white vinyl)
CrossCut Records 2007
45 CCR 4501 LTD
DOWNLOAD


Seven

 Lüers-Merck-Wittke-Ulrich

Seven thoughts i spent
To get what’s going on
Seven thoughts
Just made me sad

Everything that’s left
Are pieces left behind
Now all that’s left
Is your malicious mind
I’ve learned the lessons life has taught me
Leaving all the battles now that caught me.

You’ll be lonely after seven thoughts

Seven lies you spent
To satisfy your needs
Seven lies
Someone was blinded
Everything you said
A song can’t sound so sweet
Everthing you said
Disciples will believe
I’ve learned the lessons life has taught me
Leaving the chapters now that caught me

You’ll be lonely after seven lies

Seven years you’ve been
The devil in disguise
Seven years
You tried to grow
Every single one
You preached a bitter step
Every single one
Let me get one step ahead
I’ve learned the lessons life has taught me
Leaving those years behind that caught me

You’ll be lonely after seven years

Lil‘ Bad Thing

 Lüers-Merck-Wittke-Ulrich

You opened your heart
Showed me your soul
Offered up your love
Such a good show
I was hypnotized
By your tempting lies
I barely survived
Attacks of that blade

You little bad thing, you little bad thing

I tried to resist your siren song
Followed you blind caught by your tongue
Good scenes fade to black
A knife stuck in my back
I’m deadly attracted
The chains of your love

You little bad thing, you little bad thing

I free myself –
You don’t accept
You tighten the bondage
“ i’m still the best “
I need to breathe
You gotta be stopped
I’ll be myself
But i still love …

… You little bad thing

You opened your heart showed me your soul
Offered up your love such a good show
I was hypnotized
By your tempting lies
I’ll be myself
But i still love …

… You little bad thing

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Farfisa
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass, Electric Bass & Six-String Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion

Special Guest:
EDWIN HETTINGER – Dark Grand Piano on ‘Seven’

Reviews CCR 4501

A German four piece specialising in what is now called ‚roots rock‘ or ‚Americana‘, the topside is a thundering slab of rockabilly-tinged rock and roll, complete with ringing guitar work. The flip leans a little more towards country – most noticeably Johnny Cash – and very successfully too. Put this record on at a party and watch people trying to figure out who it is! If the album is all up to this standard, it’ll definitely be a goodie.
Blues & Rhythm
2008-03
Norman Darwen

Now this 45-rpm has music of the German urban rhythm & blues, roots-rock band Velvetone, two songs: ‚Lil‘ Bad Thing‘ and ‚Seven‘. The former (on the A-side) is a grand rock’n roll tune, the latter (B-side) is a roots song in the purest sense of the word. There is some country (Johnny Cash, Morricone) and the rockabilly line is obvious. (…) Lovers of vinyl, this is a good deal! You can choose between the black ‚regular‘ record and a limited edition… white vinyl.
Bobtje’s Blues Pages
2008-01
Bobtje Blues

Sappralot, eher trinkt unser fränkischer Bierguru Norbert freiwillig Helles, als dass Rezimuster mit Rillen in den Redakteurshaushalt flattern. (…) Also nutze ich die Gelegenheit, gehe ins warme Wohnzimmer, wo bereits Kaffee und Pfeffernüsse duften, schaue im Vorbeigehen auf die verschneiten Bäume und beginne mit der Zeremonie, die da wäre: Sourceschalter auf Phono/MC (ich spüre fast, wie die Kontakte den Staub dieser Schalterstellung beiseite fegen), Tonarm des Thorens entriegeln, Diamant mit dem Bürstchen zur Sicherheit streicheln, den Single Puck auflegen, die Platte mit dem Puck verheiraten, den Tonarm langsam über der Anfangsrille platzieren und sachte absenken. Seite A, bzw. “Lil‘ Bad Thing” ist eine Rockabilly-Nummer, bei der allerdings die Elvis-Tolle dem Stetson gewichen ist. Das Stück versprüht eine gehörige Portion Desertstaub und lebt von Tammos Gitarrenarbeit. “Seven” staubt noch mehr, ist ruhiger und man sieht fast die Tumbleweeds unterm Wohnzimmertisch vorbeirollen. Schön dreckig kommt die Gitarre und Rays Stimme pendelt sich irgendwo zwischen Russ Tolman und Calvin Russell ein. (…) Ungewohnt war die körperliche Aktion, um die Platte umzudrehen. In mir keimt der Verdacht, dass die immer dickeren Kinder und Jugendlichen womöglich nicht Opfer der schlechten Essgewohnheiten, sprich Fast-Food, sind, sondern die Leibesfülle auf die Bequemlichkeit des Hörens digitaler Tonträger zurückzuführen ist. Ständige Bewegung, die wir Altvorderen in jungen Jahren automatisch beim Plattenabspielen hatten, wäre vielleicht ein probates Mittel zu mehr Körperklasse statt -masse.
Rocktimes
2007
Uli Heiser

Velvetone brengt als voorproefje van haar nieuwe CD Yip-Yip, die op 24 januari 2008 moet gaan verschijnen, een heuse vinylsingle uit. lets dat natuurlijk bij rock’n’roll past. De single bevat twee eigen nummers waarvan de A-kant, Lil‘ Bad Thing, een snelle rocker is met een flinke scheut rhythm & blues, terwijl het gitaarspel toch weer meer aan country doet denken, vooral‘ in de solo’s waar ik ook een steelgitaar ontdek. De B-zijde, het nummer Seven, valt uitgesproken in het countrygenre, maar dan wel het spaghettigenre van Ennio Morricone waarin dus uitgesprokeri trage, twangy gitaarktanken de hoofdrol spelen.
Boppin‘ Around #74
2007-12
Frans van Dongen

Swing-A-Billy Chartbusters – CD/LP – 2003

Swing-A-Billy Chartbusters - CD/LP - 2003

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Swing-A-Billy Chartbusters
Velvetone – Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Frankie Boy Records / Wolverine Records 2003
CD FBR 11
Track als DOWNLOAD auf ‚Switchback Ride‘

Alle Tracks:

  1. Lee Press On + The Nails – Mexican Radio (Wall Of Voodoo)
  2. Bricats – Last Caress (Misfits)
  3. Velvetone – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
  4. New Morty Show – White Wedding/Rebel Yell Medley (Billy Idol)
  5. Taggy Tones – Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones)
  6. Dino Martinis – Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
  7. Los Fabulous Bill Billys – Metal Warriors (Manowar)
  8. Lota Red – Blackhole Sun (Soundgarden)
  9. Deadcats – King Of Fools (Social Distortion)
  10. Jet Set Six – House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals)
  11. Dusty Gray + His Rough Ridin’ Ramblers – Working (Cock Sparrer)
  12. Buffalo Billys – 1-2 Ultraviolento (Los Violadores)
  13. Dynamos Rhythm Aces – Teenage Kicks (Undertones)
  14. Five In Love – Smooth (Santana)
  15. Quakes – The Killing Moon (Echo + The Bunnymen)
  16. Tim Tamashiro – Spiderman (Ramones)
  17. Lucky Devils – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
  18. Peace Brothers – Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols)
  19. Senti-mentals – Creep (Radiohead)
  20. Hipster Daddy-o – Goody Two Shoes (Adam + The Ants)
  21. Paul Galaxy + The Galactix – Fat Bottom Girls (Queen)
  22. League Of Decency – Radar Love (Golden Earring)
Swing und Rockabilly Bands covern Punk/Alternative Hits!

Mit Velvetone, Hipster Daddy-O, Bricats, Dino Martinis, Lota Red, New Morty Show,
Los Fabulous Bill Billys, The Quakes, Lee Press-On…
Mit Coverversionen von Ramones, Billy Idol, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Misfits,
Talking Heads, Sex Pistols, Social Distortion, Wall Of Voodoo… Unglaublich!

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass, Harmony Vocals
LARS KÖSTER – Drums, Percussion, Harmony Vocals

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded 2003 by Steff Ulrich at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Funnel Of Love – Vinyl-45 – 2001

Funnel Of Love – Vinyl-45 – 2001

VELVETONE & WANDA JACKSON
Funnel Of Love / Fujiyama Mama (live)
Swamp Room Records 2001
Vinyl 7” 45rpm – SRR 3868-4 Limited Edition Ausverkauft!
„Funnel Of Love“ erhältlich auf CD „Dark Blossom“ CD CCD 12003 und als DOWNLOAD

Tracks

  1. Funnel Of Love (w/Wanda Jackson)
  2. Fujiyama Mama (Live w/Wanda Jackson)

‚Funnel Of Love‘ erschien später auf unserer CD ‚Dark Blossom‚.
‚Fujiyama Mama‘ wurde live bei Bear Family Records 25. Jubiläum am 8. Juli 2000 in der Music Hall Worpswede aufgenommen.

WANDA JACKSON – Vocals
RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Grand Piano
ANDY MERCK – Electric Bass
LARS KÖSTER – Drums, Percussion

Special Guest:
EVELYN GRAMEL – Ghost Vocals

Wanda Jackson w/Velvetone
Wanda Jackson w/Velvetone

Quote Wendell Jackson:

Bill Haley wouldn’t have allowed this guitar on stage!
Thanks, Wanda & Wendell!

Moonstruck – Vinyl 45 – 2001

Moonstruck – Vinyl 45 – 2001

VELVETONE vs. Vampyre State Building
Moonstruck
Swamp Room Records 2001
Vinyl 7” 45rpm – SRR 3868-3
SRR 3868
Track im DOWNLOAD BUNDLE ‚Early & Rare‘

Moonstruck

Wittke / Wittke-Lüers

I try to get myself to sleep every night,
and sometimes I dream quite well,
but once in a month when the moon starts to grin,
my life turns into livin‘ hell.

Something’s going wrong with the people in town,
it seems I’m no longer alone.

I’m moonstruck, baby I am moonstruck
I’m moonstruck, I’m bound by his light,
I’m moonstruck, It’s crazy but I’m moonstruck,
I’m moonstruck, not only at night.

I lie on my bed strangle cushion and sheets,
though I even can’t close my eyes,
so I go for a walk and stay out late at night,
hope that the bad times go by.

Something’s going wrong with the people in town,
it seems I’m no longer alone.

I’m moonstruck, baby I am moonstruck
I’m moonstruck, I’m bound by his light,
I’m moonstruck, It’s crazy but I’m moonstruck,
I’m moonstruck, not only at night.

I need somebody, need some buddy,
who drags my body out of this bloody…
Moonstruck

All my friends (yeah) they know what kinda man I could be,
when this big ole moon shines so bright,
so you better take care when you meet ma at the time,
even when you won’t see his light.

Something’s going wrong with the people in town,
it seems I’m no longer alone.

I’m moonstruck, baby I am moonstruck
I’m moonstruck, I’m bound by his light,
I’m moonstruck, It’s crazy but I’m moonstruck,
I’m moonstruck, not only at night.

Tracks

  1. Moonstruck
  2. VAMPYRE STATE BUILDING199 hot #5~”/*

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
ANDY MERCK – Electric Bass
LARS KÖSTER – Drums, Percussion

Backing Vocals, Claps’n’Snaps by:
The Mu-Mu Dolls
Echo DeVaryo

A Swamp Room Happening – 12″-Vinyl LP – 2000

A Swamp Room Happening – 12″-Vinyl LP – 2000

VARIOUS ARTISTS
A Swamp Room Happening 2000
Velvetone – Falling Star
Swamp Room Records 2000
Vinyl 12″ LP – SRR 301136
Track im DOWNLOAD BUNDLE ‚Early & Rare‘

Falling Star

Wittke / Wittke-Lüers

I sit all alone in my room, I worry and I wonder,
how many stars in the sky could shine there above,
some of these stars up above must have been lovers, long ago
but is there a star just for me that could be my love.

And she comes from the heavens above,
and it seems she falls into my arms,
but i’m too far to catch that falling star.

I sit all alone at the bar drinking and I wonder,
how many times did I fail to get near my star,
so many pretty girls all around me,
but the one that I desire, for me she’s too far.

And she comes from the heavens above,
and it seems she falls into my arms,
but i’m too far to catch that falling star.

I sit all alone in my room I worry and I wonder,
how many years must go by ‚til I find my love,
I searched and I searched to end my heartbreak,
but even if i lie on the ground, my last hope’s above.

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar
ANDY MERCK – Electric Bass
LARS KÖSTER – Drums

Limited promotional LP for ‚A Swamp Room Happening 2000‘. All songs exclusive studio recordings.
This one houses inside the original festival poster and comes with an insert.

Alle Tracks

Side A

  1. The Bevis Frond – Can’t You Hear My Mind
  2. Mind Kiosk – That Was Then – This Is Now
  3. Velvetone – Falling Star
  4. Joe Bloeck – Transatlantic Love
  5. Alchemysts & Simeon – 21. Century In Car Entertainment Firearm Blues
  6. Liquid Visions – This Ain’t The Summer Of Love
  7. Hal 9000 – Afraid To Be Alone
  8. Hank Ray – Gunsmoke

Side B

  1. Mandra Gora Lightshow Society – Point Me At The Sky
  2. Lucky Bishops, The – We Are Gems
  3. Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet – Hate You
  4. The Perc Blind Faith
  5. Thee Ultra Bimboos – Pussycat Drive
  6. The Satelliters – My Hack On You
  7. Copy Cocks – Caring Line
  8. Spids Roegenheads – Unknown Track
  9. Solovyev – Endlosloop