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!