Friday, May 27, 2011

Lost Gem: "Kool-Aid Kids" - Bloodrock (1971)




"They all come down
on the Kool-Aid Kids.

Gonna try 
and steal their dimes."
--> Bloodrock <--



This was Bloodrock's third album and the band's last truly solid release.  And to be sure, '3' is definitely worth seeking out for several cuts worthy of purchase.

Bloodrock


Lost Gem:--> "Kool-Aid Kids"...has a jazzy churning riff that makes for some tasty highway-driving fuel.
This is early 70's classic rock from "another" little ol' band from Texas.
The firehouse keyboard play is provided by underrated Stevie Hill. Also guitarist Lee Pickens compliments with some delicious interplay. "I vant to drink your Bloodrock."

Have you heard this gem?


My nose is long and my temper is short
And I want to know everything.
People like lead boots are holdin' me down
Gonna drown if it ever rains.
Well I ain't lyin' there's good folks dyin'
'cause everybody's got a way.
Come on children think about you.
Is this the way you want to be.

Well I can name you a dozen or more
ways of catastrophe.
Friends, beggars, hookers, thieves
Anything you want to see.
They all come down on the Kool-Aid Kids
Gonna try and steal their dimes.
Common people don't make no sense
Lord it's such a crime.

Picture their faces smiling.
Each in their places.
counting on their toes
Secret ambition trying
Wide open spaces
You're invited, too.

My nose is long and my temper is short
And I want to know everything.
People like lead boots are holdin' me down
Gonna drown if it ever rains.
Well I ain't lyin' there's good folks dyin'
'cause everybody's got a way.
Come on children think about you.
Is this the way you want to be.

Well I can name you a dozen or more
ways of catastrophe.
Friends, beggars, hookers, thieves.
Anything you want to see.
They all come down on the Kool-Aid Kids
Gonna try and steal their dimes.
Common people don't make no sense
Lord it's such a crime.

Good stuff!

Casey Chambers
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bloodrock USA is the last great Bloodrock CD -- with Rutledge and Pickens.

Casey said...

Rutledge and Pickens were a great team. Your comment made me revisit "Bloodrock USA" and it IS pretty good. But they were definitely were trying new things that was a little hit-or-miss for me.
But I'd forgotten how good "Don't Eat The Children" and "Hangman's Dance" are. "Magic Man", too but mine has a skip/scratch on it around the 3 min mark. Rats!