Top positive review
13 people found this helpful
on 8 January 2010
There is some astonishing guitar playing on this album. And the sound quality is excellent. It's hard to focus on the fact that this album was released in 1975, when there was nothing "digital" about anything and people still had to "plug in" their guitars to the amps, using cables. Because its sounds so good, that if the Outlaws were a new band starting out today in 2010 they'd still make it. Big time.
The sheer exuberance, and swaggering, strutting self confidence of the guitar playing isn't the full story though. The vocals are excellent too. ALL the songs are strong. Although they are undeniably "Southern Rock" , the Outlaws ploughed their own unique furrow with a sound that was all their own. And some of the guitar "set pieces" , or solos, are masterpieces. In fact I believe that the iconic "Green grass and High Tides" is one of the tunes which can be "played" on the appalling "guitar hero" computer game which is currently in vogue, and it is one of the hardest pieces in the whole game, from what I hear.
To be honest, I spend so much time listening to rubbish on Youtube nowadays that I forgot how good an electric guitar could sound , in the right hands. This album will make you feel good. If you are one of "seventies" generation it's a feast of nostalgia. But really, it's hard to imagine anyone NOT enjoying this album.