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!

Jump, Jive An' Wail / Move It On Over / We Say Yeah / Sweet Love On My Mind / I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine / Good Rocking Tonight / Claudette / Wishing / Guitar Man / Yakety Yak / Just Because / Gonna Romp And Stomp / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / Rock Around With Ollie Vee / Milkcow Blues Boogie / When Will I Be Loved / Weekend / Heartbeat / Lonesome Tears In My Eyes / Peggy Sue Got Married

The Wieners are:
Rob Roemers - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Lap-Steel
Jaap Wijn - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Snare Drum
Geurt Engelsman - Vocals, Bass, Mix

Contact information:
Phone Jaap: +31 (0)645 062 627

Hi Ho Silver Management
Dukaathof 8
5551 VG Valkenswaard
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)40 2075747


Reviewed by The BlackCat, 2006