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

That’s Live! – At The Wild At Heart – CD- 2003

That’s Live! – At The Wild At Heart – CD- 2003

VARIOUS ARTISTS
That’s Live! At The Wild At Heart
Velvetone – Violent Man (live)
Wild At Heart Records 2003
CD WAH 001


Violent Man

Köster-Lüers-Goodman / Velvetone

I wish I was six foot ten and a violent man,
strong like a bear with an iron hand.
Can’t explain, they don’t understand,
you look out all across the land !
I wanna be a gate crashin‘, loser bashin‘, fool slashin‘,
meanest, toughest son of a gun.

Anyone’ll tell I’m a peaceful guy,
some say weak, wouldn’t hurt a fly.
Sometimes the rage rises up in me,
still when the cure is plain to see :
love your sister, love your brother,
everybody care for each other.
But pop goes the shit and out come the fools,
That’ll be the time when my strong arm rules.

Don’t give a fuck ‚bout socialization.
Don’t gimme psychological explanation.
Always a reason why they act that way,
they’re too close, they ain’t makin‘ my day.
I wanna kick you out the door,
you ain’t gonna mess with me no more.
Say your prayers you dusty farts,
now’s the time the rumble starts.

There’s a whole lot more than black and white,
a third way between wrong and right.
Feel so tired, helpless and small.
Just one way to get along with them all :
love your gun like your brother,
I shoot one, you shoot the other.
Pop goes my piece, end up in jail,
that’ll be the day when my strong arm fails.

I wish I was six foot ten and a violent man,
strong like a bear with an iron hand.
Can’t explain, they don’t understand,
you look out all across the land !
I wanna be a gate crashin‘,
loser bashin‘,
fool slashin‘,
jerk smashin‘,
redneck bashin‘,
ass hole clashin‘,
meanest, toughest son of a gun.

Tracks

  1. The Real McKenzies – Scots W’ Ha’e
  2. Groovie Ghoulies – Fun In The Dark
  3. Marky Ramone & The Speed Kings – Teenage Rock’n’Roll Suicide
  4. Roger Miret & The Disasters – Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill
  5. Dumbell – Born Loser
  6. Generators – Roll Out The Red Carpet
  7. Church Of Confidence – Words
  8. The Briefs – She’s Abrasive
  9. Cellophane Suckers – Shit Called Love
  10. Nekromantix – Haunted Cathouse
  11. Terrorgruppe – Gestorben Auf Dem Weg Zur Arbeit
  12. DeRita Sisters I-Tie 69
  13. Peepshows – Midnight Angels
  14. Velvetone – Violent Man
  15. Psychopunch – Straightjacket Hell
  16. Peacocks – It’s Your Fault
  17. Custom Made Scare – Detroit
  18. Handsome Hank & His Lonesome Boys – Rocky Top
  19. The Stitches – Pick Me Up
  20. Peter Pan Speedrock – Auf Der Axe

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

Violent Man – Video – 2001

Violent Man – Video – 2001

VELVETONE
Violent Man – Video (Audio)
CrossCut Records 2001
CD CCD 12003
Audio-Track erhältlich auf CD „Dark Blossom“ CD CCD 12003 und als DOWNLOAD


Starring: Velvetone, Teach Me Tiger & Friends
Regie: Markus Wustmann

Violent Man

Köster-Lüers-Goodman / Velvetone

I wish I was six foot ten and a violent man,
strong like a bear with an iron hand.
Can’t explain, they don’t understand,
you look out all across the land !
I wanna be a gate crashin‘, loser bashin‘, fool slashin‘,
meanest, toughest son of a gun.

Anyone’ll tell I’m a peaceful guy,
some say weak, wouldn’t hurt a fly.
Sometimes the rage rises up in me,
still when the cure is plain to see :
love your sister, love your brother,
everybody care for each other.
But pop goes the shit and out come the fools,
That’ll be the time when my strong arm rules.

Don’t give a fuck ‚bout socialization.
Don’t gimme psychological explanation.
Always a reason why they act that way,
they’re too close, they ain’t makin‘ my day.
I wanna kick you out the door,
you ain’t gonna mess with me no more.
Say your prayers you dusty farts,
now’s the time the rumble starts.

There’s a whole lot more than black and white,
a third way between wrong and right.
Feel so tired, helpless and small.
Just one way to get along with them all :
love your gun like your brother,
I shoot one, you shoot the other.
Pop goes my piece, end up in jail,
that’ll be the day when my strong arm fails.

I wish I was six foot ten and a violent man,
strong like a bear with an iron hand.
Can’t explain, they don’t understand,
you look out all across the land !
I wanna be a gate crashin‘,
loser bashin‘,
fool slashin‘,
jerk smashin‘,
redneck bashin‘,
ass hole clashin‘,
meanest, toughest son of a gun.

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

Special guests:
The Peak Twins – Backup Vocals, Hand Claps

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

Vari-O-Sonic – CD – 1998

Vari-O-Sonic – CD – 1998

VELVETONE
Vari-O-Sonic
One Million Dollar Records 1998
CD OMD $ 031
Alle Tracks im DOWNLOAD BUNDLE ‚Early & Rare‘

I’ve never known a more sincere group of guys than the members of Velvetone. They are what we call down home types. Pals, buddies, the kind of guys you can hang out with, shoot a game of pool with or just share a beer. The music? No nonsense Rock’n’Roll. Tuff sensual grooves, rumbling bass, big drum beat, twangin‘ edgy guitar with a vocal that can change the mood from a cry to a scream to a soft melancholy whisper. It’s a good vibe. ‚On The Waterfront‘ meets ‚Dirty Harry‘ down the dead end of a lonely street to ‚Thunder road‘ is where the album takes me. Bogart sittin‘ in a smokey bar with John Wayne romancing Patsy Cline in Elvira’s Negligé. The mixture of influences on this record are like a brilliant concoction of your favorite whiskeys and gins with a tequila chaser that puts fire in your soul, thunder in your blood stream and a menacing grin on your kisser. Lights me up man and sends me out under thick black clouds chasing lost purple skies howlin‘ at the moon. That’s what Velvetone is. Now I’m in a mood.

Liner notes by James Intveld

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion, Rubboard
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar, 6-String Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Farfisa
ANDY MERCK – Electric Bass, Six-String Bass
LARS KÖSTER – Drums, Percussion

Featuring:
STEFF ULRICH – ‚The Hopf‘, Backing Vocals, Percussion
THE SWIM TWO BIRDS HORNS – Saxophones

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

Recorded on 24-track analogue tape at Sundance Studio, Bremen-Germany, in 1997
Engineered by Steff Ulrich
Mixed by Steff Ulrich,Tammo Lüers & Ray DeVaryo
Mastered at Sundance Studio by Johannes Wähnelt & Steff Ulrich
Produced by Steff Ulrich & Velvetone

Recordings im Sundance Tonstudio:

Lyrics ‚Vari-O-soniC‘