Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hydra - Rock The World (1977)



And sometimes you just need to post good albums, even though they can be pulled elsewhere, for the sake of keeping alive good music that's out of print. Mr. Dixie asked me how I felt about Hydra, and sent me a rip. I quite love Hydra, though in all fairness I have never played it as much as I should have. Which is what i did now. Cause by now I had several LP rips of the only Hydra album that never had a CD release. So before posting, I needed to know which rip was best. That took some listening...
It's some mighty fine Rock & Roll on this album: "Rock The World". It's loud, but it's far from being dumb. The arrangements of old school Southern Rock bands is something you don't hear much these days. Blackfoot used to be real good at that too: make it it sound simple, don't make it simple. Nice raunchy vocals and fine playing. Furthermore, the songs on this album are pretty cool as well. Makes for a hit soundtrack to shooting pool with friends, beer bottle in hand while banging your head to the groove.
I have no clue where this rip came from (no tags in files, but it's done @256 kbps and the size approx. 65MB), but I call it close to flawless. A wonderful record that plays wonderfully on my MP3-player. So, thanks to the ripper and thanks to Mr. Dixie. Come on boys & girls: Rock the world!

8 comments:

Luc said...

Hello,
For a long time, I didn't like too much this 3rd record. But, now, my opinion has changed. There is some very good stuff like "To The Willowed", "Feel Like Running" or "Diamond In The Rough".
Luc

Skydogg said...

I agree fully. I used to always (casually) listen to the first two. Now I think this may be the better, though...

uros said...

I have seen that you are looking for this one - http://rapidshare.com/files/166208394/Mylon_LeFevre-Over_The_Influence__1972_.rar

Skydogg said...

Thanks, I grabbed that yesterday. I just need to check if there's some cleaning up to be done before posting it here. Thanks for pointing it out to me. Peaches...

Gadjitator said...

This is the first Hydra album that I ever heard, so I had nothing to compare it to... and I liked it immediately! Highly recommended!!!

Bryan said...

I'm a huge fan of Hydra, we used to play together all the time. I even sold those Rodger's drums to Steve that he is playing on the cover. Spencer and Steve still play together here in Atlanta. I love your blog, thanks for keeping the music alive. Bryan Glenn Cole(formerly of Mose Jones)

Skydogg said...

Hey Bryan, thanks for the compliment. Any chance you have some Mose Jones demos or live recordings, you wouldn't mind being posted here?
Harley McCluth

Anonymous said...

i saw hydra play on an incredible show consisting of 4 bands at the aragon ballroom in chicago.
they were 4th billed actually, but man, they kicked ASS!
check this:
hydra
t-rex
ufo
and KISS.

incredible lineup and it probably cost 4.50 a ticket, unreal.

thanks for this share!

chicago ray