Cucumber Beat, The Buffalo Chips
Blue Lake Records BLR-EP 01

The Buffalo Chips, hailing from Germany, started off as a rock 'n' roll and rockabilly trio in 2000. Quite soon they invaded clubs, bars and festivals, but before all they conquered the hearts of women all over Europe. They also shared the bill with, what they call, The First Rockband in the World, Bill Haley's Original Comets. The Buffalo Chips are a happy-go-lucky bunch with a sound that somewhat reminds of the popular Dutch rockabilly band "The Chevy Cats" in the early and mid eighties. They call their music simply "Rock 'n' Roll". A combination of authentic rockbilly and a few selfpenned material, mixed with a lot of humor, and very danceable for all boppers and strollers. Very basic, very cool.

No, vinyl is not dead! The Buffalo Chips recorded their first vinyl EP on Blue Lake Records. They insisted on doing something special, a collectors item they could be proud of in the future. As usual at Blue Lake, the recordings were made in a vintage way at the JCR recording studio. But this time it was decided to match them with an equally unusual packaging. Not only they chose vinyl, but they also picked a more expensive thick (70g) vinyl to make the 500 copies. The films for the cover were coloured by hand. The cover was printed on thick cardboard (400g) using a 1954 Heidelberg printer. For each colour (individually printed), the cover had to be passed through the printer. The last time to number individually each cover. The first 100 copies were passed through again to get the mention "Special edition" printed in gold letters. In the end the covers had to be folded and pasted by hand.

The Buffalo Chips are:
Rainer Bucker - Upright Bass, Vocals
Michael Metzmeler - Guitar, Vocals
Jörg Schlenker - Drums, Vocals

Cucumber Beat / Tornado / Sag, Drag & Fall / Steady Baby

Contact information:
The Buffalo Chips
c/o J. Schlenker
Hallerstr. 4
78056 Villingen-Schwenningen
Phone: +49 (0)77 2095 7099 

Blue Lake Records
1801 Le Mont-Pèrelin
Phone: +41 (0) 21 922 76 92 

Reviewed by The BlackCat, 2004
Additional information by Blue Lake Records