Paperboys , The
Release Date: Oct 21, 1997
Label: Stony Plain (Canada)
Molinos was produced by John Webster (Tom Cochrane, Pure, Rymes With Orange). A rock producer was an unlikely choice for a Celtic band, yet John’s pop sensibilities allowed for a seamless fusion of contemporary drum loops and electric guitars together with traditional instruments and original songs. Although the celtic flair dominates the album, influences from Spain (the album title is Spanish for windmills), Eastern Europe (Ray’s Ukrainian Wine Cellar Polka) and South Africa (Crashing Down, with guitarist Alpha Yaya Diallo making a guest appearance) can be heard throughout the fourteen songs.
"Boasting at least four potential radio hits, Molinos is a palatable yet challenging masterpiece... One of the best albums of the year." - Mike Devlin, Victoria Times Colonist
The Paperboys combine Celtic, Bluegrass, Ska, Eastern European, Soca, Folk and Pop music in a delicious Rootsy stew. Thier album Molinos won them a Juno award (Canadian Grammy) and garnered them rave reviews from critics and fans alike. England's prestigious FRoots magazine had this to say about the album Molinos.
"The most exuberant record I've heard in ages.....breathtaking"
3. Waste Some Time
4. I've Just Seen A Face
5. Same 4 Everyone
6. Annabell's Reel / Theme Time
7. Crashing Down
8. While You Were Sleeping / Breathing Method, The / Jaunt, The
9. After The First Time
10. Drunken Wagoneer
11. Pound A Week Rise
12. Swallow's Tail Jig / Cabin Fever Ceilidh / Swallow's Tail Reel
13. Oh Maria
14. Ray's Ukranian Wine Cellar Polka / Nelli's Afterthought