Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Roky Erickson and the Aliens - Don't Knock The Rok
|Take rock 'n' roll's most celebrated madman, backed by a band of great musicians, into Berkeley's Cosmo's Factory in 1978, let them do Roky's favorite oldies, and you get what must have been a surreal demo session, maybe even intended for a KSAN live show that never was. There's one jam-based instro and 22 priceless excursion into the subversion of the top forty.|
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Aside from Roky Erickson cryin' out "Bumble Bee...Bumble Bee...Zombie...Zombie," this is an instro that's not particularly melodic, yet has a hypnotic quality that compliments the chemical imbalance of the situation. Heavy real rock 'n' roll the way only Roky Erickson and the Aliens can do it. Rhythmic, thick, and nerve-ending intense.