|Home Cookin' With: The Wieners
Independent, Easy Rock 2006
The Dutch band The Wieners play original 1950s rock'n'roll in a small line-up: a double-bass, an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar. In some songs they use a snare drum, that's all. All three are great singers and they do a lot of close-harmony too. Everything about the Wieners is 50's style, even the Electrovoice Blue Raven microphones. [Read more]
This new Wieners CD was recorded live, mostly with an audience, and presents you with a large variety of well known rock'n'roll and rockabilly songs. All three musicians have a long time experience in various music styles (John-Boy & The Waltons, The Cavemen, Ducktail, Jesse Garon & The Greyhounds, The Rollators), and they are usually not aiming at the hardcore rockabilly scene. In stead, they do a fantastic job in spreading the rock'n'roll gospel to a very large public, and that's why I appreciate this band so much.
The selected songs range from Louis Prima, Hank Williams, Johnny Burnette, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Slim Rhodes, Eddie Cochran, Everly Brothers and many many more. I must note however that it hurts my Blue Cap heart that we don't find any songs by the late great Gene Vincent on this platter. What it eventually comes down to is; the Wieners play the songs that got you and me hooked on rock'n'roll years ago. Bless them for that!
The Wieners are:
Hi Ho Silver Management
Reviewed by The BlackCat, 2006