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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

THE KRAYOLAS (BEST RIFFS ONLY)

This info comes from Krayolas Myspace and the liner notes of this disk. Sometime is one of my all time favorites, superb 60's inspired Pop. If your not familiar with these guys, I'm sure after you hear this your going to want it, so there's a link at the bottom for Talking Taco.com where you can pick this up amongst other Krayolas releases.Thirty years ago, the Krayolas walked out of their daddy's garage and into the legendary West Side studio, Zaz, to make their first 45 r.p.m. vinyl record, "All I Do Is Try" b/w "Sometime." They were just teenagers, but soon they would be making many more singles with the help of great musicians like the West Side Horns, Ezra Charles and Rene & Rene. The Krayolas were hailed Tex-Mex Beatles, just as the Sir Douglas Quintet had been a decade earlier -- connected in spirit, their love of rock 'n' roll and their hometown roots. The Krayolas always championed their San Antonio connection. "Best Riffs Only: The Krayolas 1977-1988" compiles long-unavailable, out-of-print indie vinyl singles and rare album tracks for the first time. Some of it dates back 30 years, most of it is a quarter century old. The title of the new, 16-song collection comes from a bit of advice that Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds gave the band when they played together at the historic Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa in the late '70s. Taking a step back and listening to the disparate collection that only hints at the Krayolas onstage power, their essence is irresistible. It's direct-to-the-brain power pop and garage band rock -- young, raw, energetic, upbeat, charming, campy and fun. Always melodic, the Krayolas easy-to-hum sound puts a smile on your face. It's timeless. The Krayolas are timeless.
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REFERENCES - MYSPACE KRAYOLAS.COM TALKING TACO.COM
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BOX RECORDS 2007
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7 comments:

Zach said...

timeless is right. i never heard of these guys before. but this is absolutely great. every song is great. yes you're right, after hearing this, i do want this. once again thank you for posting such great records.

oh and i posted the Poppees 7" we were talking about a while ago.

Frank Miller said...

Thanks Zach, glad you like them, I have some of the singles on this comp as well as their LP, wich has a few more polished versions of a couple of tracks on here.I think this comp, is a great representation, of an underrated band for sure.

Zach said...

do you have any of those Pebbles comps?

Frank Miller said...

I have quite a few of them, as well as a bunch of the singles on them. Are you looking for anything in particular?

Zach said...

no i wasn't looking at any in particular. i was just reading about the Pebbles and Nuggets comps and it seemed like something you'd be into. man sometimes i wish i had a lot of money, haha.

Frank Miller said...

They're both great comps Zach, especialy the early volumes.

Zach said...

i used to think that "all i do is try" was the best, but now i'm really liking "gator gator." is there a "gator gator" single (or "all i do is try")?