One of Joe's Best..
The Footpath Cowboy | 10/19/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love it.. It cuts down to the core, sounds like some old springsteen, but better. Joe really pours his heart into this music. They're like undiscovered diamonds of Rock and Roll!"
Cuts You To The Core And Provides Warnings For Survival
The Footpath Cowboy | Kingston, NY United States | 07/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"ROCK & REAL by Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers is yet another Grushecky CD with lyrics that cut you to the deepest core of your being, providing warnings on survival in a dog-eat-dog world. This album, along with several other Grushecky CDs, helps inspire me to do what's necessary to look well in all ways for a number of pretty actresses. In fact, take a close listen to some of Grushecky's CDs, including this one, and you'll get a good idea of why I avoid alcohol even for religious purposes. This is not a happy album, but it tells the cold, hard truth about life in such a way that it could just as easily relate to the rich folks in Lake Oswego, OR; Lake Forest Park, WA; Cape Elizabeth, ME; Dunthorpe, OR; Bethesda, MD; Seattle, WA's wealthy Magnolia, Madison Park/Denny Blaine/Washington Park, and West Seattle sections; Charlotte, VT; and Portland, OR's classy West Hills section, as to the working poor in Pittsburgh or Cleveland. This CD is essential listening for anyone who's in jeopardy of sabotaging their chance to look good for their significant other and/or their favorite celebrity."