Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Rick and the Ravens - Singles 1965
|The three Rick and the Ravens singles collected, plus an unreleased acetate. This is Ray Manzarek prior to the band morphing into The Doors after the arrival of Jim Morrison. There are also Rick and the Ravens demos with Morrison singing early versions of songs that became Doors classics, like "Moonlight Drive." The one instro is the wonderful "Rampage."|
Track by Track Review
"Rampage" is an unusual song, significantly off the beaten path, infectious, danceable, and way fun. Calls of "let's move," "let's groove," and "rampage!" are shouted as appropriate. You can just picture the audience doing the surfers stomp at some teen dance in old LA. This track goes really well played loud with the top down (or windows open for the convertibly challenged) on surf route 101. It is one of those magical moments when just a few notes combined with a backtrack such that its very simplicity is its power. The song is written by Ray Manczarek. Magnificent.