Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Those Darn Accordions !|
Genres: Folk, World Music
Wacky fun. Sort of a musical meeting between Lawrence Welk, early Talking Heads, early Tubes, the Go-Go's, and the Polish-American group down at the neighborhood Elks Lodge on Saturday night. --Leland Stein, Record Roundup... more »
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Wacky fun. Sort of a musical meeting between Lawrence Welk, early Talking Heads, early Tubes, the Go-Go's, and the Polish-American group down at the neighborhood Elks Lodge on Saturday night. --Leland Stein, Record Roundup Those Darn Accordions! consist of eight crazed accordions, bass and drums. Besides their hipster tributes to such subject matters as bowling and Lawrence Welk, are their covers of the Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," Jimi Hendrix's "Fire," Louis Prima's "Sing, Sing, Sing" and Elvis Costello's "Pump it Up." Not for the faint of heart.
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Accordian Music...It's Not Just For Polkas Anymore
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 01/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yeeeee-haw!!! This is a party album riot! The opening track is a parady of Grand Funk's "We're an American Band" with appropriately revised accordianesque lyrics. [Warning: Be sure to buckle yourself in before hitting the "play" button, or you'll fall out of your chair laughing.] Those Darn Accordians is comprised of one bass player, one drummer, and eight (yes, eight!) accordian players. They mix it up between covers and originals. Originals include the sincere (but sometimes silly) "The Story of Lawrence Welk," "The Bowling King" and "Autumn in Vilnius." Among their other outlandish covers are the Charlie Daniels' classic "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," though of course this time out it's not about a fiddle contest. And every time I hear their version of "Fire" I can't escape getting this mental image of Jimi Hendrix strapping on a squeeze box.They don't always go for the funnybone, however. "Viva Seguin" and "Miner's Polka" would not be out of place at a Polish wedding dance. And the Louis Prima standard "Sing, Sing, Sing" really swings. If nothing else, this CD just might change your perception of what accordian music really is all about. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
I love TDA!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have never heard the band play. All I know is that they bring popularity back to the accordian. As a thirteen year old player, I get made fun of and laughed at some. I have personally met a member of the band, who just so happens to be the pianist in a theater company I am in. I love playing the accordian, all all 8 of the members do too. Is it true they make it sound like an electric gutiar?"
It's crazy, fun, and funny!
Ray Dillinger | San Francisco Bay Area | 09/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys are accordion militants. If you want to hear what "An American Band" sounds like on accordion -- or "The Devil went down to Georgia" -- or any of a host of other songs -- these are your guys. They've risen to the challenge of Rock-n-Roll on accordions using miked reeds, distortion filters, pedal effects, and all the other stuff that normally gets applied to electric guitars, and the fact that they're incredibly talented doesn't hurt either.They are also local legends. If you want to listen to the band that organized a march on city hall to get the accordion declared the official instrument of san francisco (which was successful, by the way) these are your guys. Well, these guys and polkacide.They also play a lot of very funny original songs, and a few very traditional-style accordion tunes. They never take themselves too seriously -- the cover tunes are very funny as parodies -- but they are without a doubt one of the best sets of musicians ever to pump air."