Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
They don't need Neil to rock!
Ashli D. Tyre | flagstaff, AZ United States | 10/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, to start, I am a HUGE Neil Young fan. I got the first Crazy Horse album because i was a Neil fan. That album has become one of my favorites, mainly because of Danny Whitten's brilliantly understated songs. Listening to the Rockets for the first time (I never found the LP) I wonder how much influence Danny had on Neil's guitar style. "Let me go" is just a kick-butt jam with some crazzzzy guitar, and that guitar reminds me a lot of Neil. All the Whitten songs are good, and I was surprised by the second half of the album which featured songs from Leon Whitsell. They are also very good songs, all in all a great album that won't dissapoint real rock fans (Neil Young fans!)"
Pathetic Debut By The Band That Would Become Crazy Horse
Eric R. Last | San Bruno, CA United States | 10/23/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love Neil Young, I love Crazy Horse, I think the first Crazy Horse album was excellent, I think Danny Whitten was a real talent who's career, and life, was cut short tragically. So that should make me exactly the target audience for this re-release of the sole album by the Rockets, whose members Whitten, Billy Talbot, and Ralph Molina went on to form the core of Crazy Horse. But in fact I'm totally unimpressed by this amateurish effort. Weak songs with laughable lyrics, poorly played in a badly dated psychedelic style. It's obvious that The Rockets were not even close to being ready for the big time when they cut this album. It's hard to recognize any sign of the talent that Neil Young obviously saw here when he recruited these guys to be his backing band. (Side note: Neil also wrote a song, "Requiem For The Rockets", about this band.)"