The Chevalier Brothers
Monday, 27 June 2011
A part of the Stargazers, a band that i loved in the eighties, went on as the Chevalier Brothers. As far as i know they made one LP in 1985 and never played in Holland. One the LP are nine covers of songs that were probably way beyond the jazz-limit of the mostly rock’n’roll audience that the Stargazers managed to reach. Even the Stargazers were probably too sophisticated for many rockers in those days. ( Ir VenderMeulen told me that he deejayed back then on a r’n’r-party and lay on a Restless record. In case you don’t know Restless: they were one the best rockabilly bands in the eighties, operating somewhat between the territories covered by Gene Vincent and a nuclear missile. While the Restless record was playing Ir. Vendermeulen was tapped on his shoulder by an old school rocker in drapes, who told him that he would beat him up if he ever played a punk record like that again.)
Records were often hard to find in th eighties. For many years i only had a tape of the Chevalier Brothers LP. Recently i discovered that there are some video’s on YouTube of the band. So here they are, after a quarter of a century waiting (for me, maybe not for you), the Chevalier Brothers!