J. TEAL BAND - Cooks CD (ROCK044-V-2)
Now available! Rockadrome Vintage label reissue of 1977 private press hard rock album from South Carolina, originally released on the Mother Cleo label. Well respected among collectors for itâ€™s top notch guitar playing and clean undistorted jams. A real long lost Southern gem from the 70s private press underground. Digipak.
"Surprisingly good, underrated small-town hardrocker cruising on a backbone of tight jams that enhance almost every song, with a guitar-playing that is Quicksilver-like in itâ€™s probing flow. Billy Hardyâ€™s lead playing is as good as anything Iâ€™ve heard on an Lp of this kind, and unusually varied. The band also offers up a long introspective Top Drawer-ish brooder, utilizing an odd psychedelic effect which again sounds like something from a late 1960s Bay Area album. This LP isnâ€™t unknown, but I bet a lot of people out there will be surprised by how good it is" â€“ The Acid Archives
Going to Mississippi
Born In Chicago
Ainâ€™t Gonna Cry No More
HOOKER - Rock and Roll CD (ROCK043-V-2)
Official street date set for May 8th! Available direct from Rockadrome.com by the end of April! Compilation of recently unearthed recordings from this Houston, Texas area 70s hard rock band including tracks from their never released album. The music is loaded with classic Texas-style dual guitar action and oozing with that unmistakable 70s vibe, having been described before as a western version of Aerosmith, like Blackfoot or Black Oak Arkansas, and with appeal to fans of Vintage/Rockadrome label releases by Ultra, Cain, Poobah and old Monster records release Survivor 'All Your Pretty Moves'. Includes 3 bonus tracks, including a cover of Tin House's 'I Want Your Body', not found on the vinyl version (released by ShroomAngel Records).
Robert Hampton â€“ Guitars
Robbie Hodge â€“ Bass
David Howland â€“ Guitars, Vocals
Randy Meers â€“ Drums
The Way You Love Me
Girl Youâ€™ve Got Something
When I Finally Get To Heaven
Out of Time
Black and Blue Beauties
High Energy Lover
I Want Your Body
70s hard rock band Stepson have reached an agreement with Rockadrome's Vintage label to release an album of previously unreleased 70s recordings which have been tucked away in the band's vaults for the last 35 or so years. Stepson was a high energy heavy Detroit style bluesy hard rock band formed by ex-members of the group Touch, known for their excellent 1969 progressive rock album featuring Don Gallucci. Stepson released their sole fuzzed out, hammond filled, attitude laced album in 1974 on the ABC label before disbanding and moving on to studio work and other projects. Rockadrome have acquired 12 tracks to be released on compact disc and vinyl later in 2012. Stay tuned for more details!