"...This Austin, TX, rock roll band was formed in 1981...The core of the band has always centered around Mike Buck's solid drumming (probably the finest drummer Texas has to offer) & Steve Doerr's rocking vocals & songwriting, while the band as a whole can capably take on anything from blues to rockabilly to cajun to country to the grungiest of garage rock roll..."
The great TWILIGHTZONE! Blog has posted the Leroi Brothers' classic 12"/6 song EP, "Forget About the Danger...Think of the Fun". Although I still like "Check This Action!" on Amazing Records, their first album, the best. This record is great stuff, containing their most popular tune, "The Pretty Little Lights of Town".
My favorite memory of this era-Leroi's, was seeing them on Good Morning America (GMA was broadcasting from Dallas for the Republican Nat'l Convention) at 7 or 8AM, sweatin' in the TV studio, churning out the great rock'n roll with a green musician-after-the-sun-comes-up pallor that even the TV make-up couldn't conceal!
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
The Le Roi Brothers "Forget About The Danger... Think Of The Fun" 1985
My first brush with the LeRois was when I picked up their "Forget About The Danger..." EP, which blew me away back in '84. - "jbesanko" (Crofton, MD United States)
This Austin, TX, rock roll band was formed in 1981. One of the longest-lasting bands on the eclectic Austin scene, the original lineup consisted of drummer Mike Buck (founding member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds), guitarist Don Leady (later forming Tail Gators), guitarist Steve Doerr, and bassist Alex Napier (now a member of The Mystic Knights). Over the years, various members have included Joe Doerr (Hand of Glory), Jackie Newhouse, Sarah Brown, Evan Johns (see separate entry), and current members guitarist Rick "Caspar" Rawls and bassist Pat Collins. The core of the band has always centered around Buck's solid drumming (probably the finest drummer Texas has to offer) and Steve Doerr's rocking vocals and songwriting, while the band as a whole can capably take on anything from blues to rockabilly to cajun to country to the grungiest of garage rock roll. Consistent winners of the Best Roots Rock Band award in the Austin Chronicle's reader's poll, the band has retained a loyal following both here and abroad. - Cub Koda, All Music Guide
Le Roi Brothers:
Steve Doerr: Harmonica, Vocals, Guitars / Don Leady: Guitar, Vocals / Mike Buck: Drums, Percussion / Joe Doerr: vocals / Jackie Newhouse: bass
1) Pretty Little Lights Of Town 2) Dance With Me Tonight 3) Treat Her Right 4) Eternally Blue 5) Ain't I'm A Dog 6) D.W.I.
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