Steff Ulrich

Schnurrende Maschine, erprobte Chassis. Schwingt und rollt genüsslich, dem Belag entsprechend.
Geländetauglich seit der Zeit mit “Die Antwort”, Dimple Minds, und anderen. Variabler Abtrieb für kreative Fahrten. Vorwärts immer, Rückwärts nimmer: Hauptsache Bewegung!

 

Der Oldtimer:

GRETSCH Baujahr 1957, restauriert von Ray Ayotte.
Größen: 22” x 16”, 16” x 16”, 13” x 9”
Farbe: Blue Pearl finish.
Felle: Powerstroke 3 und Fiberskin Resonanzfell, geschlossen. Kein Mikro innendrin.
Snare drum: SONOR 13” x 5,5”, ca. 1950, Emperor coated Schlagfell.
Auf den Toms sind Attack Felle.
HiHat: Zildjian Avedis 15” Bottom Hat & Paiste 2002 15” Top Hat.
22” Zildjian A Custom Ride & 20”, 18” Zildjian Crash Becken

Der Youngtimer:

BASICS shell set:
Die Größe: siehe oben.
Das Set musste unbedingt Hammerschlag-Grün lackiert werden
Snare: 14” x5,5” Basics, ebenfalls Hammerschlag-Grün
HiHat: Zildjian Avedis 15” Bottom Hat & Paiste 2002 15” Top Hat.
22” Zildjian A Custom Ride & 20”, 18” Zildjian Crash Becken

Andy Merck

Herr der tiefen Töne. Fender, Upright; Ampeg – das war’s, keine Extras
Gründungsmitglied der legendären Rumble On The Beach – Sänger der berühmt-berüchtigten ‘Purple Rain’ Version
Zwei Jahre unterwegs mit Tav Falco’s Panther Burns.
Als Gast erschienen u.a. bei The Vee Jays, Bill Ramsey.
Momentan auch bei Bill Collins’ Rabble Rousers.

 

Basses:
  • ‘68 FENDER TELECASTER BASS (BLONDE)
  • ‘75 FENDER PRECISION BASS (3-TONE SUNBURST)
  • ‘96 FENDER VI 6-STRING BASS (2-TONE SUNBURST)
  • ‘75 WILFER UPRIGHT BASS ¾ SIZE WITH UNDERWOOD PICKUP
    Strings:
  • THOMASTIK SPIROCORE WEICH STRINGS FOR UPRIGHT BASS
    Amps:
  • ‘98 AMPEG B-15R PORTAFLEX COMBO
  • EARLY 70S AMPEG SVT AMPLIFIER WITH
  • AMPEG G-60 CABINET (6 X 10” SPEAKERS)

 

0 Ride The Pale Horse – CD – 2009

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

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!

0 30 Years Bear Family Records – 2-CD Box Set – 2005

VARIOUS ARTISTS
30 Years Bear Family Records – 2-CD Box Set
Velvetone – Bearfootin‘
Bear Family Records 2005
CD BCD 17015 DOWNLOAD BUNDLE

Bearfootin‘

Robert Parker 1966 / Velvetone 2005

Everybody git on your feet,
You make me nervous when you in your seat
Take off your shoes and pat your feet,
We’re doin a dance that can’t be beat

We bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘,
We bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘,

Went to a party the other night,
Boss of bears was out of sight
Threw way his wig and his sneakers too
He was doin a dance without any shoes

He was bearfootin‘, He was bearfootin‘,
He was bearfootin‘, He was bearfootin‘,

Hey big ole man with your long hair down
I bet you can bearfoot all night long
Take off your shoes and throw ‚em away,
Come back and get ‚em another day

We bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘,
We bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘,

Boss of bears he told his crew
If I’s bearfoot would you bearfoot too
Crew told boss,we’ll stir your stew
We was barefootin ever since we was two

They was bearfootin‘, they was bearfootin‘
They was bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘
we bearfootin‘ We bearfootin‘
aahhaa
We bearfootin‘ we bearfootin‘
We bearfootin‘ we all have no shoes on
We bearfootin‘ We bearfootin‘

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

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded 2005 by Steff Ulrich at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Alle Tracks:

CD 1

  1. Buddy Miller & Emmylou Harris – Ole Slewfoot
  2. Richard Bennett – Big Bear Two Step (instrumental)
  3. Roland Heinrich – Elmer And The Bear
  4. Marc Bristol – Grizzly Bear
  5. Victor Avila – Bear With Me Baby
  6. Alan Clark – Can’t Bear To Be Without You
  7. Rip Masters – Bare Knuckle Piano
  8. Joey Butler – (I’ve Got A) Bear On My Back
  9. Dan McNamara – Unbearably Kool
  10. Montijo – Mama’ Teddy Bear
  11. Deke Dickerson – Bear Family Boogie
  12. Jim Rorie – The Bull And The Bear
  13. Dawn Shipley and The Sharp Shooters – Bear With Me Baby
  14. Stephen Bardo – Bear Market Blues
  15. Count Smokula – Transylbearian Woods

CD 2

  1. Chuck E. Weiss – Booga You Bare (Version 2)
  2. Velvetone – Bearfootin’
  3. Pep Torres – (She Really Loved That) Bear Back
  4. Darrin Stout – Barely Hangin’ On
  5. Ray Campi – Life’s A Bearin’ Down On Me
  6. Kevin Fennell – Bear Mountain Train
  7. Smokey Miles – Bare-Bottom Baby
  8. Doug Wilshire – Just A Big Old Bear
  9. Hotel Rex – Nicht die Bienen
  10. Ian Whitcomb – Tango Of The Bears
  11. Gerald Thompson – Betty Bear
  12. Chuck E. Weiss – Booga You Bare (Version 1)
  13. Hank Ray – Once Upon A Time On Hazard Mountain
  14. Hermann Lammers Meyer – The Old Bear
  15. Dave Winstone – Dave’s Aussie Bush Band: A Koala Is Not A Bear
  16. Joe Kevany – Barely There
  17. Devastating Danielle – Gummy Bears
  18. Johnny Cash – The Story About The Bear In The Woods

DVD:

  1. A Brief Bear Family Feature

 

0 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 DOWNLOAD

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