GET YER HANDS DIRTY: Brian Vollmer’s Solo CD (2017)
Produced by Juno award winning Gavin Brown, who also played drums. In the past Gavin has also played for Big Sugar/The Skydiggers/and Sarah Harmer. Also playing on this disc are Sean Kelly on guitar (Nelly Furtado/Alan Frew/Honeymoon Suite), Matt Weidinger on keyboards (Lee Aaron), Cheryl Lescom on background vocals, and Daryl Gray on bass guitar & background vocals (Helix). On the lead track “Get Yer Hands Dirty” Danko Jones shares lead vocals with Brian Vollmer. The album was recorded at Noble Studios in Toronto by Lenny Derose and mastered by Harry Hess.
There are 7 covers and 2 originals on this disc:
Buff’s Bar Blues (Alex Harvey)
Rock n Roll Outlaw (Rose Tattoo)
If You Need Me (Wilson Pickett)
When the Bitter’s Got the Better of You (original: Kelly/Vollmer)]
Rock n’ Roll /Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll: Velvet Underground/Long John Baldry
Gudbye t’ Jane (Slade)
Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac & Peter Greene)
Get Yer Hands Dirty (original: Brown/Kelly/Vollmer)
The vinyl album features photography by Victor Azziz (front cover & hat on inside sleeve) plus a wicked back cover shot by Ted Van Bort, taken at the last Helix summer concert of 2017 at the Ancaster Fair.