Wednesday, November 17, 2010
River City Street Band - S/T - (Selected Cuts)
Originating from Fayetteville, Arkansas, they recorded two albums on Enterprise. Their sound was rather specific, with the nice guitar solos of Fuzz Foster, a gritty lead singer, a dynamic rhythm section and a prominent horn section. The result is a mixture of good rock, R&B, hard rock and big band sounds.
Produced by Tim Riley and recorded at the famous Ardent Recording Studios, their first album contains some good tracks, notably Some Other Man, So Many Things, If You Can and the nine minutes of Lamp Of Love.
The engineers were all active members of the Memphis scene: John Fry (the Ardent Studios owner), Richard Rosebrough (later in Alamon and Big Star) and Terry Manning.
The personnel was Tommy Bird (lead vcls, gtr), Fuzz Foster (lead gtr, vcls), Randy Gardner (drms, perc), Blan Heath (organ, piano), Ethridge Hill (trumpet), Dick Johnson (bs, vcls), Tom Jones (no connection!) (trombone) and Dale Marlow (trumpet).
By the looks of these guys you'd think you were in store for a Lynyrd Skynyard tribute band but these Hayseeds are getting FUNKY! Some nice fuzz guitar too.... i paid a Quarter for it, you get it free bitches!
River City Street Band - S/T