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The Rock Revival - Motorcycle Babydotdotdot
artworkThis 8-track only release from 1973 on Misty includes six instros, several of which are surfish. There are no credits, and no historical data I can find on this, but it sounds like he sort of thing Jerry Cole often participated in, and some of the songs sound like his writing. Anyone know anything about this?
Picks: Down In The South, Ridin' The Rails

Track by Track Review


Hot Boogie Gone Cold dotdot
Psychedelic Fuzz (Instrumental)

Basically a backtrack to "Liar Liar," this doesn't get beyond the karaoke stage.

Down In The South dotdotdot
Psychedelic Surf (Instrumental)

A shimmering vibrato guitar plays a surfable melody line that's fairly hypnotic. The drums are pop-psych tribal, and the over sound is on the lighter side, yet this track can fit in a surf set fairly well.

Motorcycle Meredith dotdotdot
Psychedelic Fuzz (Instrumental)

Clean guitar plays the "For Your Love" riff while the drums grumble and pound. The melody never comes, if there ever was one... A backtrack to "For Your Love." While it's kinda interesting, without the lead melody line, it just never develops.

Ridin' The Rails dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

tremolo guitar plays an interesting melody for what would be a fine instro if not so muddy in this format. That said, "Ridin' The Rails" is very underdeveloped and repetitious.

Kansas City Baby dot
Rock (Instrumental)

Totally trashy and uninspired. The horn is almost lost in the mix, but then there isn't anything here that's more than a jam anyway. Argh!

Venus - 2038 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Echo is used to pretend space is the place. A modestly interesting easy rock instro with promise but little delivery. Someone has a good idea here, and it may have even seen the light of day under a different title.