Monday, September 1, 2008

Track 4:-->"EZ Action" - Derringer - (If I Weren't So Romantic, I'd Shoot You) - (1978)

"Does your momma know you're wild?
A delinquent juvenile.
I bet she'll disapprove...
of the way that you move.
Does your momma know you're wild?"
Rick Derringer

Derringer is...of course...Rick Derringer.

And having one of the coolest names in rock n roll...I was hoping for Derringer to cut loose. Burn some rocks. A little guitar brashness...ala "...Hoochie-Coo", perhaps.

However...RD caught me a little off-guard by deciding to park in the Power Pop garage with "If I Weren't So Romantic...". But once I discovered where his keys were hanging...this LP became much more approachable.

The title track is a slow acoustical number with some odd lyrics...but RD sells the song like a silver-tongued aluminum hack.

"Sleepless"...(a Patti Smith cover) is very good. And "Lawyers, Guns and Money" (a Warren Zevon cover) stays faithful...but left me wanting to shuffle through my 'Pod to hear the original.

"Rocka Rolla" is a foot mover and "Power Of Love" also deserves a listen.

Track 4:-->"EZ Action" is a terrific kicker...with a little Derringer guitar damage.

There's some loaded RnR artillery here...but RD never quite gets around to pulling the trigger. He has some better stuff.

Definitely worth purchasing as a 2 LP on 1 CD at Amazon though.
Good stuff!


Derringer:-->"EZ Action" (If I Weren't So Romantic, I'd Shoot You)
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