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‘

Velvetone – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 1996

Velvetone – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 1996

VELVETONE
Velvetone
Bear Family Records 1996
B10 10002 – 10″-Vinyl-LP Ausverkauft!!!
Alle Tracks im DOWNLOAD BUNDLE ‚Early & Rare‘

Side A

  1. Without Love
  2. The Worrying Kind
  3. 13 Women
  4. Red Hot

Side B

  1. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
  2. Bad Boy
  3. Rockabilly Funeral

The first time I saw Velvetone was in November ’95 in Bremen, Germany, which is a long way from my home in California. I kept thinkin‘ to myself „man, do I know these guys?“
An old familiar feeling was pulsing through my veins as their band was layin‘ it down to stay. Yeah, I’ll tell you what it was: it brought me back to the days in ’81, when the Paladins were first takin‘ the road from San Diego out to Phoenix, AZ. It was there we found a vivacious scene of about a dozen or so Rockabilly/Rock’n’Roll bands that resembled a camp of banditos more than the down rite hot players that they were – groups like The Geezers, Colin Winsky, The Varmints and Hellfire.
Velvetone should have been there!
Playin‘ clubs like The Mason Jar, Merlins and The Sun Club, all us bands would turn these trashy little Honky Tonks into a Rock’n’Roll riot. We sang about Cadillacs and owned them too. We’d park ‚em in front of the club, all in a line.
Velvetone would’ve had theirs out there.
The clubs would shut down at 1:00 am, but that didn’t mean the jam was over. We’d all head over to The Hell House and jam till dawn, or till it got over 105°F, which ever came first.
I swear I saw Velvetone there.
One afternoon we were cleaning up after one of those nights. We found so many bottles and cans that we cashed ‚em in and bought a keg of beer and some ice, put it in a shoppping cart, took our acoustics and rambled through the town, singin‘ and playin‘ and quenchin‘ the thirst of a massive crowd on that day in 115°F heat …
Yeah, but that night in Bremen last November… It was snowin‘ outdoors, but I was breakin‘ into a mighty sweat watchin‘ Velvetone bring on that old Rock’n’Roll feeling.

Liner notes by Thomas Yearsley (The Paladins)

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals & Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars, 6-String Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Farfisa Organ
ANDY MERCK – Electric Bass, Rhythm Guitar
LARS KÖSTER – Drums, Percussion

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

Recorded at Sundance Studio, Bremen-Germany
09/1995 + 02/1996
Engineered by Steff Ulrich
Executive Producers: Tammo Lüers, Ray DeVaryo & Andy Merck
Produced by Velvetone
Vinyl Master by Pauler Acoustics