"Motor Dream" was Ouray's second and final album. It's a completely different world compared to "Chrome On The Range". That album was much earthier and closer to genuine Southern Rock. On "Motor Dream" the band sounded like they were looking for a hit. Especially on the first few tracks, it all sounds very commercial. A bit like 38 Special. But after some tracks you can definitely hear some trademark Southern Rock guitar licks, vocal harmonies reminding of The Outlaws, and overall some very good songs. Yes, I enjoyed this album very much.
When I posted the first album, I mentioned I hardly knew anything about the band. Luckily I was given some very useful information about the band in a comment by a reader. That reader was Bo Pirrucello, steel guitarist and singer of Ouray. This is was he wrote:
"Stumbled across this blog. I am Bo from Ouray. We were all from Chicago, played around the midwest and east for about 7 or 8 years. Some of us are still active, Ted is still playing with various bands in the area. Hap and I have been collaborating off and on for the past 15 years or so, Hap is based in Colorado now. I have a new band called Cal-Sag, booking is starting. Frank and Too Tall are retired from playing, but Frank has a thriving entertainment law practice. Motor Dream is a little different, but has some really good moments. Thanks for the positive words. Check out my guitar company www.hansonguitars.com. Former partner with Lakland basses, we are launching these new guitars this summer."
Well, thank you, Bo! And now that you're all updated on the band's current whereabouts, it's time to enjoy Ouray's Motor Dream...