"This is the new millennium, dammit, and the Krayolas reinvented themselves!"

"For those who prefer their Christmas music as nostalgia-free as is manageable, San Antonio's Krayolas and the West Seattle music community are here to help."

Michael Simmons' Top 10 Albums by Artists Over 50
1 Jake and the rest of the Jewels: A Lick and a Promise
2 Van Dyke Parks: The 7'' Singles Series*
3 Peter Stampfel and Jeffrey Lewis: Come On Board
4 Steve Earle : I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
5 Bruce Langhorne: Tambourine Man
6 Willie Nile: The Innocent Ones
7 John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Honoring The Local Gods
8 Nick Lowe: The Old Magic
9 The Krayolas: Tipsy Topsy Turvy
10 NRBQ: Keep This Love Goin'

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"The Krayolas keep it loose and AM Gold circa 1969 on their set. Check out 'Gonna Walk Downtown' and the Tommy James-flavored slow-dance number, 'Love is Gonna Getcha.' Seek and enjoy."

"'Mexified' is the right word here . . . a Doug Sahm-like strength that not only crosses borders, but binds cultures, like in the wicked para-Spanish of '1070 (I'm Your Dirty Mexican).' The Krayolas are outlining a map for the new order of la musica de Tejas, and therefore rock & roll. Don't lose your way."

"The Krayolas' sound is open and eclectic, at turns traditional and progressive, diving into their early Mighty Lemon Drops-sounding riffs and doing new stuff that comes off like vintage Elvis Costello, then cutting back to old school Flaco Jiménez before covering Doug Sahm . . . kinetic masters of their craft, the Krayolas perform with a raw polish that is outside of any rock 'n' roll pastiche."

"One of the best releases of the year . . . 'Tipsy Topsy Turvy' has some of The Krayolas' hardest-rockin' songs in years. It also features some of the prettiest; the soulful 'Love Is Gonna Getcha,' the poppy 'Twenty Miles' and the jazzy 'Louie's Song (Where's Louie)' are mighty pretty."

"The Krayolas Mexican Merseybeat continue to impress with 'Tipsy Topsy Turvy.' Hector Saldana turns up the dial to '11' with the Dylanesque 'Genuine' letting us know he bleeds San Antonio sangre . . . a colorful addition to your Krayolas box."

"The Krayolas just may be the 'Mexified' version of Bob Dylan . . . the people's band with tunes like '1070 (I'm Your Dirty Mexican)' and 'The Working People.' ('Gonna Walk Downtown') is is absolutely my favorite type of rock 'n roll music; the type that gets you off your butt and on to the dance floor."

"Like the Sir Douglas Quintet, San Antonio's Krayolas twisted British Invasion power-pop and Mexican song styles into a spirited sound that would fit nicely on the great 'Nuggets' compilation."


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    Known as the Tex-Mex Beatles, the Chicano garage rockers have garnered flattering comparisons to the Fab Four, Bob Dylan, the Who, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Warren Zevon. The Krayolas have been profiled in Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, New York Times, The New Yorker, Paste, Pollstar, Rolling Stone, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Alt-Latino” and MTV, and are regulars on SIRIUS XM “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” Dave Marsh’s “Kick Out the Jams,” KUTX and Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Roots and Branches of Americana.”

    In 2014, the Krayolas were inducted into the Texas Music Office’s South Texas Music Walk of Fame.

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