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The Hurriganes - Rock And Roll All Night Longdotdotdotdot
artworkThis Finnish band's only album was way out f step with its contemporaries, much like The Flamin' Groovies were. Though nothing like the Groovies, they certainly were steeped in rock and roll, and used guitar distortion very well.
Picks: Medley - Walk Don't Run, Roy On Flash Top, Jenka, Hideaway, Indian

Track by Track Review


Medley - Walk Don't Run, Roy On Flash Top, Jenka dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Opening this instro medley is a raucous and gritty cover of The Ventures' 1960 version of "Walk Don't Run." It's a trio arrangement relying on grit to carry it off. Following the vintage row is a noodly bent-over-backwards guitar solo called "Roy On Flash Top" that serves to transition into the Finnish classic "Jenka." Very fun.

Hideaway dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a gritty, but otherwise straight forward cover of Freddy King's "Hideaway." Well done, with fine dirty guitar.

Indian dotdotdotdot
Indian Psych (Instrumental)

While accompanied by chants and utterances, "Indian" is primarily a tom tom and guitar number with psychedelic edges and hints of Pat and Lolly Vegas (Redbone's first album). Tribal, stuffed with giant sustained guitars, and maybe a bit disturbed.