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Column #46 - published June 5, 2001

PAUL GALAXY AND THE GALACTIX
AT ROLLIN' ROCK



Paul Galaxy at Rollin' Rock: Ronny, Chris, Mad Dog, Paul

Like the Chop Tops and the Starlight Drifters before them, Paul Galaxy and The Galactix won the Battle Of The Bands contest here in Las Vegas and thus earned themselves a recording contract with Rollin' Rock Records.

The much expected sessions came on May 14, 15 and 16.


Ronny, Chris, Mike, Paul

The first day Paul and The Galactix -- Mike "Mad Dog" Minnick on drums, and Chris Cordoba on slappin' bass -- recorded 14 songs. All were first or second takes, these guys are really pros!! The second day we taped a few more, and added background vocals on those from the first day.

Paul' s incredible guitar playing, Chris' pumpin bass, and Mad Dog's tough crashing drums really came through on this session!!!


Paul strumming out "Desert Air" , a haunting desperate Western rocker.

I felt we almost had an album, indeed here was a good variety of rockabilly, novelty, rock'n'roll, and even four Surf instrumentals (somewhat unusual for Rollin' Rock!), but something was missing.

As a died in the wool Westerner I always try to push at least one "Western" tinged rocker on my artists. Since Paul Galaxy is such a killer guitar player, I suggested he should think about that classic riff from "Ghost Riders In The Sky" and try to get inspiration to write a new fresh haunting moody melodic Western song.


Mike "Mad Dog" Minnick galloping those drums to simulate horse hoofs hitting the pavement in "Desert Air"!!

Well Wednesday, their third and last day in Vegas, Paul Galaxy and The Galactix recorded "DESERT AIR", a haunting, desperate, gut-wrenching Western rockabilly song. Indeed my favourite song on the CD.

A very tight, hard rockin' band, delivering a variety of styles and sounds, the boys have three American tours lined-up. Don't miss them when they come to your town!!


Chris Cordoba with the Texas Flag behind him, took his shirt off, trying to fend off the rising heat, while slappin' away at that desperate cowboy song, "Desert Air", it might as well be "Desert Heat" at 105 F in the shade!!!

Always Rollin' The Rollin' Rock,
Rockin' Ronny Weiser
The Rockabilly Rebel Westerner From Las Vegas, The Wild Wild West!



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THE ARCHIVES OF
RONNY'S ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME COLUMNS

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001


Col. #45 for 05/01 - Second Annual Viva Las Vegas Picture Show
Col. #44 for 04/01 - WHAAAAAAT, NO ROCKABILLY!!!?????!
Col. #43 for 03/01 - VIVA LAS VEGAS 2001
Col. #42 for 02/01 - ELVIS: Never Forgotten
Col. #41 for 01/01 - MACK STEVENS + HIGH PLAINS DRIFTERS + POISON OKIES
Col. #40 for 12/00 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO COUNTRY MUSIC?
Col. #39 for 11/00 - KATS LIKE US
Col. #38 for 10/00 - JERRY LEE LEWIS IS 65<
Col. #37 for 09/00 - THE STARLIGHT DRIFTERS
Col. #36 for 08/00 - ALVIS WAYNE AT ROLLIN' ROCK
Col. #35 for 07/00 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA 2000
Col. #34 for 06/00 - THE CHOP TOPS AT ROLLIN' ROCK!!
Col. #33 for 05/00 - VIVA LAS VEGAS 2000 PIX!
Col. #32 for 04/00 - DRAGSTRIP77: TEARIN' IT UP!
Col. #30 & #31 for 02/00 & 03/00 - VIVA LAS VEGAS 2000!
Col. #29 for 01/00 - ROCKIN' 2000!
Col. #28 for 12/99 - JOHNNY AND THE BLADES AT ROLLIN' ROCK!
Col. #27 for 11/99 - AN UPDATED IMPROVED SOUND?
Col. #26 for 10/99 - TIME TO RECLAIM "THE ROCK"
Col. #26 for 10/99 - TIME TO RECLAIM "THE ROCK"
Col. #25 for 9/99 - YOUNG ROCK AT ROLLIN' ROCK
Col. #24 for 8/99 - COMETS RECORD AT ROLLIN' ROCK
Col. #23 for 7/99 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Col. #22 for 6/99 - FINLAND IS A ROCKABILLY LAND!
Col. #21 for 5/99 - THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
Col. #20 for 4/99 - ROCKABILLY REBEL: A SHORT HISTORY
Col. #19 for 3/99 - PINBALL MILLIONAIRE
Col. #18 for 1/99 & 2/99 - VIVA LAS VEGAS 1999
Col. #17 - 12/98 - INTERNATIONAL ROCKABILLY REBELS MEET & GREET
Col. #16 - 11/98 - GROOVEY JOE POOVEY: Reminiscing
Col. #15 - 10/98 - CHARLIE FEATHERS
Col. #14 - 9/98 - NARVEL FELTS AT ROLLIN' ROCK!
Col. #13 - 8/98 - IT'S WESTERN WEAR!
Col. #12 - 7/98 - THE JORDANAIRES
Col. #11 - 6/98 - ROCKABILLY HOF - 15,000 HITS!!
Col. #10 - 5/98 - MAC STEVENS RECORDS AT ROLLIN' ROCK
Col. # 9 - 4/98 - VIVA LAS VEGAS
Col. # 8 - 3/98 - KAY WHEELER
Col. # 7 - 2/98 - 10 ROLLIN' ROCK CDs
Col. # 6 - 1/98 - SAM COOKE
Col. # 5 - 12/97 - LAS VEGAS IS A 1950's TOWN
Col. # 4 - 11/97 - GOD BLESS TEXAS
Col. # 3 - 10/97 - FATS DOMINO
Col. # 2 - 9/97 - RAB DISCUSSION GROUP
Col. # 1 - 8/97 - 25 YEARS OF ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDS