Monday, April 12, 2010

Polkaholics "Wally! A Polka-Rock Opera"

(Polkaholics RecordsChicago’s Polkaholics have been destroying polka music in a loving way for well over a decade, and here they pay homage to one of their heroes (who I saw them be the back-up band for in 2000) Li'l Wally.  If you’re a thrift store junkie like me you might have a couple of Wally's records in your collection for those times when goofy but authentic polka music hits the spot.  This CD doesn’t sound anything like its subject matter, but tells the story with some pretty well-crafted pop/punk songs delivered with a distinctive 3/4 beat.  Great fun for all ages!

1 comment:

  1. Psssst- a little birdie told me that Polka is 2/4 time.
    3/4 is Waltz.