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Rockicks Keep On Rockin’ (A Retrospective Anthology) Grooveyard Records

FINALLY!!!! G’daaaam! I’ve been waiting for this 70s classic to be released on CD since Moses was running around in shorts. Rockicks classic album “Inside” was released on RSO Records back in 1976 and I purchased the LP then. The band delivers a big chunk of southern influenced hard rock with dual guitars all over the place. There are heavy rockers like “Consideration,” rockers like “Rock N’ Roll Band,” mighty hard rocks like “Sweet Wealth” and “Keep On Rockin.” What was a huge surprise was that besides the eight tracks from the original album there’s a SHITLOAD of previously unreleased bonus tracks here!! Seven tracks on the CD containing the album AND additional CD with another 14 (!!) tracks!!! There’s a whole lot of killer stuff here! Damn, I wish they would have been allowed to record a follow-up. Not that these tracks are poorly recorded, but they could have been even better! Sixteen of the bonus tracks are from 1977! Damn! That’s even two albums (ok, there are a few alternate versions). There are also three great tracks from 1991-1992. The quality of these tracks makes me wonder why there wasn’t another album there and then! The quality of both musically and soundwise is killer! The final track is a 2005 alternate version of “Consideration,” a sort of lounge version. Not bad at all, but I do prefer the heavy version. Unfortunately, two of the original members have passed, Rick Altschuler in 2004 and Brian Naughton in 2012, so I guess a Rockicks re-union is out of the question. Well, this double shot will at least give you the bands outstanding music in digital shape and form. A must!!
Year: 2018 | Country: USA

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By Janne Stark

I'm a Swedish guitarist, writer, and record collector. I've recorded a bunch of albums/C.D.s with bands like OVERDRIVE, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, BALLS, MOUNTAIN OF POWER, ZELLO, PLANET ALLIANCE, plus made guest appearances on stuff by NARNIA, AUDIOVISION, CHRIS CATENA, FAITH, BLINDED COLONY, THALAMUS, M.O.B., TOWER OF STONE, VII GATES, etc. I'm currently involved in the following bands/projects: GRAND DESIGN, MOUNTAIN OF POWER, OVERDRIVE, ZOOM CLUB, and CONSTANCIA. I've been writing for magazines like FUZZ, Backstage, Kool Kat News, Hard Roxx, Sweden Rock Magazine, etc. I still write for metalcentral.net, BallBusterMusic.com and metalcovenant.com, plus I'm the author of the three volumes of "The Encyclopedia of Swedish Hard Rock And Heavy Metal"! I have a lovely wife, two crazy cats and two beautiful daughters.