Saturday, October 8, 2011

THE ROVERS - Wasn't That A Party b/w Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs

Side one is almost The Bellamy Brothers ,while the flip is a trad Irish jig. These guys formed in Canada in 1963,and are still touring in some form today! A/k/a The Irish Rovers ,they started out by playing "Whiskey Is The Devil" ,to a school room of 5 year olds. They've had several TV series!They are also the band playing the music on the original ,"Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"! This 7" is from 1981 ,"Party" was written by a friend of theirs,Tom Paxton ,who witnessed their notorious, rowdy ,post-show parties.

1 comment:

. said...

I TOTALLY FORGOT they had a tv series on CBC !
I don't have that b-side, just a Greatest Hits LP so thanks.