Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Roky Erickson, Evilhook Wildlife|
Roky Erickson & Evilhook Wildlife
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
A cold night for alligators
M. Bromberg | Atlanta, GA United States | 03/11/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is an odd patchwork of live performances going back to 1985, some unreleased studio cuts, and Roky's own disjointed ramblings (called "Rokyspeak") that doesn't gel very coherently. Then again, Roky's career itself has been a disjointed mess. He's depended more on the kindness of musicians and producers to provide him with sympathetic settings (as in the carefully-crafted 1994 album, "All That May Do My Rhyme") than with this kind of compilation, which doesn't even compliment his status as a cult figure. It's a stretch to call any of these recordings inspired, and nothing here does Roky any justice. Given Roky's history, hearing him strangle Reed's "Heroin" for six minutes is beyond bizarre. For fans and completists only, who know what they're getting."