Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
W. Fred Evans | Hampton, VA United States | 10/18/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The best albums by Grinderswitch are Macon Tracks and Pullin' Together. Stick with the studio albums. This live CD is good, not great."
Good Live Compilation of Underrated Southern Rockers
J. E FELL | Carterville, Illinois United States | 09/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is a compilation of live radio broadcasts from the personal collection of frontman/guitarist Dru Lombar. Grinderswitch was a common opening band in the early seventies for other Southern rockers like The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, & the Charlie Daniels Band. Grinderswitch like Lynyrd Synyrd and the Allman Brothers Band also hailed from Florida. This set contains great extended versions of some of their better cuts along with a number of blues cover tunes. The band on this disk bolstered by the addition of Stephen Miller on keyboards and bears a striking resemblance to the Allman Brothers Band. Not surprising since bass player Joe Dan Petty was a former roadie for the Allman Brothers Band. The tracks are mostly on the longish side with ample time for guitarists Lombar and Larry Howard along with keyboardist Miller to spotlight their skills. My favorites include a wrenching cover of Albert King's "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" and the medley of "Pickin The Blues/I Ain't Got The Blues No More". The latter highlights Lombar's slide guitar prowess. The former illustrates Lombar's blues/soul singing style. This disk is an obscure blues/rock treasure. It is recommended for both fans of Southern rock and blues rock."
Fabulous southern rock jams
Tradition9@aol.com | United States | 04/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a true gem, especially track #3, How The West Was Won. After the first two minutes of this 11+ minute song, this simply cooks with one of the most amazing blues/jazz improvs you've ever heard. These guys were Allman Brothers roadies and learned well from their employers."