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RICK DERRINGER Reissues BGO (2007)

Rick Derringer

This 2-on-1 CD sees 2 albums of mid/late 70s rock coupled.

By the time Rick Derringer formed Derringer, he was already a seasoned player, playing with Johnny Winter and a couple of solo albums, and a long string of other work.

Live from 1977 caught the band at a peak, Featuring drummer Vinnie Appice, bassist Kenny Aoronson and second guitarist Danny Johnson, this was fairly typical stadium rock that the US was churning out at the time (Canada too if you include Triumph).

'Let Me In' is a good opener, and 'Teenage Love Affair' shows off Derringer's excellent guitar work as well as a decent melody. 'Sailor', 'Beyond The Universe' and 'Sittin' By The Pool' follow, with the audience enthusing between each track.

The set closes with his solo hit 'Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo'. A decent live set.

The following year's If I Weren't So Romantic I'd Have To Shoot You - a damn awful album title - was a good album. 'It Ain't Funny' was a higher tone, and more melodic. Was it an injection of new wave or disco? Either way it worked; less sludgy. 'Midnight Road' is a little moodier, again a different angle but enjoyable.

From then on it nods towards MOR, an OK set. Some good moments but not his most consistent or best.

Good on CD together, well annotated too.


Review by Joe Geesin

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***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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