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Paladins (the)

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Paladins (the) – Years Since Yesterday

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Alligator records – ALCD 4762 [1988]
Years Since Yesterday – Good Lovin’ – Going Down To Big Mary’s – Happy Home – She’s Fine – Your New Love – You And I – Don’t Stay Out All Night – Mean Man – Right Track

For their second long-play, produced by Mark Linett and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, the Paladins joined Alligator, the legendary blues label. Thus it’s not much a surprise to find a bluesier influence than their previous effort, whether it’s the blues shuffle of the title track, the menacing Happy Home, Titus Turner’s Down at Big Mary’s, or She’s Fine, a jump blues with organ.
Yet, there are plenty of rocking too, with Rockabilly tracks mostly sang by bassist Thomas Yearsley, like Good Lovin’, Right Track and Mean Man, an absolute Rock’n’Roll blast.
No good album would be complete without a ballad. You and I, later covered by Dave Vanian, fills this gap brilliantly.
The rhythm section is tight and steady, allowing Dave Gonzales to expand his guitar play, providing hot and blistering solos throughout.
With only ten songs, it’s an all-killer no-filler affair.

Fred “Virgil” Turgis

Beverley Stauber

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Beverley Stauber – Good Love / Oh Baby

Pee Wee Records PWR1007

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Beverly Stauber is not a great singer. She’s not always in tune, and her voice could even make you cringe. Released on the tiny Texas label “Pee Wee” this single features two covers (from Janis Martin and Barbara Lynn .) It would go unnoticed if it weren’t for the backing band.
On side A you find two-third of the Paladins in the person of Thomas Yearsley and Scott Campbell. These recordings dating from 1985, it predates, to my knowledge, anything recorded by the Paladins. The same goes for side two which features Ted Roddy and a young James Heath (aka the Reverend Horton Heat) which only appeared on a Teddy and the Tall Tops single prior to this.
Both songs appeared on a full-length cassette featuring the same line-up.

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