Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Velaires - Roll Over Beethoven c/w Brazil
|This is the only instro released from this band. It was originally issued under an earlier band name The Flairs on the Palms label. Much of their material was very good, and it's easy to understand why they have endured. Sioux City, Iowa's Velaires still play, and have recently issued a live performance DVD.|
Track by Track Review
This is a fifties styled "rockin' cricket" kinda tune at times. The lead guitar is dry, though chamber reverb is present in places in the mix, and the muted lines are kinda wet. being 1961, its presurf, and before Leo Fender's grand contraption, but it has a very surfable sound. This is the only instro they issued. The Velaires were from Sioux City, Iowa. Their sound is not unlike many of the Midwest artists of the period, especially instrumentally. It's always interesting to hear what bands do with standards, especially when they can make them work well. Very cool.