"Rock and Roll" (Electric Blue; 2006)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

The "Rock and Roll" that Joe Wheeler specializes in is heavily steeped in the boogie rock of the 70s and the psychedelic rock of the 60s, as this 13-track disc sounds more like it belongs on an eight-track than a CD. 

Armed with a vintage sound and odes to hot girls, drugs, and music like "American Girls" and "Purple Star," the stoned soul showcase here culminates with a raucous cover of Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic," extracting the pure attitude and vibe of the music from where it takes influence from and sprinkling it all over this collection of rocking headtrips like "Sunsets in the West."

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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