The Krayolas: “The Working People”
If you work a grinding 9-to-5 all week, the Krayolas share your plight. The members of the band still have their day jobs, but on their latest album, Tipsy Topsy Turvy, they let their hair down and tap into their youthful glory.
The San Antonio group first turned heads almost thirty years ago with the release of several well-received singles. Hailed as “the Tex-Mex Beatles,” the Krayolas couldn’t keep up with the hype, eventually settling comfortably into family life. But then came the release of La Conquistadora in 2008, boasting the first music by the group in twenty years. Since that reunion, the Krayolas have been running at a gallop, releasing an album a year.
This year’s Tipsy Topsy Turvy continues to mine that classic Tex-Mex sound first crafted by Sir Doug Sahm himself. Vox organ bumps up alongside accordions and country riffs; lead singer Hector Saldana portrays the brashness of Dylan but he can sing as sweet as a young John Lennon. The Krayolas recently stopped by KUT’s Studio 1A, and today’s song of the day comes from that session. Start your weekend a bit early with this folk-rock anthem “The Working People.”