Favorite

Various Artists 

Sucking the 70's, Back in the Saddle Again (Small Stone)

Filled with invigorating takes on classic rock warhorses, 2002's Sucking the 70's just might be the best tribute compilation ever produced. And while its sequel, Sucking the 70's, Back in the Saddle Again, returns many of the same stoner-rock all-stars, Empire Strikes Back it ain't.

Like the first Sucking, the comp is thankfully short on irony and deconstruction while taking more heartfelt liberties. And once again, a Cleveland band rocks the party: The now defunct Red Giant contributes a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Saturday Night Special," featuring Clydesdale-sized guitar harmonies. The collection's second-best adaptation is Antler's smoldering take on the Eagles' "Those Shoes." Unfortunately, though, Whitey Morgan and the Waycross Farmboys' country-fried "Running With the Devil" just makes you wish they'd cranked up and cranked it out, while Dozer fuzzes out Devo's "Mongoloid," giving the tech-rock classic real balls. Finally, former Kyuss bassist Scott Reeder's galloping acoustic take on the Beatles' "Two of Us" more than justifies a third installment.

Speaking of CD Review

More by D.X. Ferris

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • John Witherspoon @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Fri., Aug. 18
  • Open Turntable Tuesday @ The Winchester

    • Tuesdays
  • Brian Scolaro @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Wed., Aug. 23

© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation