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All American Boy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
2006 digitally remastered edition of the former Edgar Winter Group guitarist's solo debut album. Includes the Top 40 single and Rock N Roll anthem "Rock N Roll Hoochie Koo". Rick Derringer found fame as guitar player and ... more »
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2006 digitally remastered edition of the former Edgar Winter Group guitarist's solo debut album. Includes the Top 40 single and Rock N Roll anthem "Rock N Roll Hoochie Koo". Rick Derringer found fame as guitar player and singer with band The McCoys in the 1960's and enjoyed a worldwide pop hit with "Hang On Sloopy". Derringer later worked with both Johnny and Edgar Winter and has also played on albums by Alice Cooper, Steely Dan and Todd Rundgren. Derringer made several solo albums starting with "All American Boy" in 1974. Its garish pin-up style cover created a big impact and the music proved equally attractive. 12 tracks in all on the album, including the instrumentals "Joy Ride" and "Time Warp", both of which display all the different facets of Derringer's exuberant musical expertise.
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Excellent remastering job.
kevin m antonio | rumford, ri United States | 03/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'All American Boy' is one of the great lost albums of the 70s... so lost that a German company, Repetoire, had to do the remastering instead of Sony.
They did a, well, read the review title. I heard instruments I never knew existed (for about 20 years I've been listening to a tape I made of the record). The sound is evenly balanced; no one decided to bring just the drums or guitars to the front. Overall there's a nice warmth to the sound.
There's an informative boolet with a nice essay, lyrics and musician credits. There's also two bonus tracks, single versions of "Teenage Love Affair" and "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo."
As for the album, well anyone over 30 must at least know "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo", which kicks off this album. Roaring guitar, charging drums, a great way to open any album!
All the other songs are just as catchy, even the two instrumentals "Joy Ride" and "Time Warp".
Rick plays the bulk of the instruments. He also gets assists from Edgar Winter, Joe Walsh, and Jean "Toots" Thielemans, who chips in some lovely harmonica on the gorgeous "It's Raining.".
His secret weapon though is drummer Bobby Caldwell (the "What You Won't Do for Love" guy? Don't know.). He doesn't so much keep the beat as use his kit as the lead instrument, battling Rick's guitars for supremacy.
Kinda pricey, though. I was lucky in that someone gave me an amazon. gift certificate, so I blew most of it on this. I'd still have bought it even without the g.c. It's worth it!"