Bobby Fuller Drive - Breaking Rocks


Year of Release: 2003
Label: Independent
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 40:13:00

Those of you that yearn for days gone by and the simple rock 'n' roll of Elvis and Buddy Holly ("Not Fade Away") will love this new CD by the Bobby Fuller Drive (remember the Bobby Fuller Four?) Breakin Rocks.

Upon first listen I thought?"Gee these guys sound so old," well they are and so is the style of music, but that really is not a factor. Those thoughts and perceptions came and went very quickly. I listened some more and before I knew it I was tapping my feet and singing as if I was transported back to those good old days.

Get ready for some rollicking and bluesy rock guitar lines and from-the-gut vocals on fourteen great tracks. My personal favorite is "Never To Be Forgotten." If I were an A & R man working this music, that song would be the first single.

There's six original Bobby and Randy Fuller songs and a lost and forgotten dusted-off-from-the-vaults recording (1964) by Bobby Fuller called "Nancy Jean," which is a real treasure as it is now recorded with Bobby Fuller Drive and brother Randy's voice added.

It's plain and simple folks, just like the music; this is darn good stuff that holds up to ANYTHING recorded these days, enough said. This is a brilliantly uncomplicated recording with a lot of love and care in every track, and that is what it is all about for this music fan.


Tracklisting:
It Happened In El Paso (2:35) / Not Fade Away (2:34) / Only When I Dream (2:05) / It's Too Late (2:21) / Let Her Dance (3:18) / I Fought The Law (2:31) / It Doesn't Matter Any More (2:51) / New Shade of Blue (3:04) / Another Sad and Lonely Night (3:27) / The Lobby (5:09) / Nancy Jean (2:19) / Nervous Breakdown (3:07) / High Desert Skies (3:55) / Never To Be Forgotten (2:57)

Musicians:
Randy Fuller - bass, rhythm guitar, banjo, lead vocal and harmony
Billy Webb - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, lead vocal and harmony
Larry Thompson - percussion

With?

Larry Knechtel - keyboards
John Mueller - rhythm guitar, lead vocal and harmony
Jim Thompson - sax
Mike Chiccarilli - lead guitar
Barry Keenan - background vocal

Discography:
Bobby Fuller Four - KRLA King Of The Wheels (1965)
Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law (1966)
Bobby Fuller Four - Memorial Album (1966)
Bobby Fuller Four - The Best Of Bobby Fuller Four (1981)
Bobby Fuller Four - Bobby Fuller Tapes, Vol 1 (1983)
Bobby Fuller Four - Memories Of Buddy Holly (1984)
Bobby Fuller Four - Live Again (1984)
Bobby Fuller Four - Bobby Fuller Tapes, Vol 2. (1984)
Bobby Fuller Four - Bobby Fuller Instrumental Album (1985)
Bobby Fuller Four - The Bobby Fuller Four (1990)
Bobby Fuller Four - Live At PJ's Plus (1991)
Bobby Fuller Four - Never To Be Forgotten: The Mustang Years (1998)
Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law: The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four (2001)
Bobby Fuller Drive - Breaking Rocks (2003)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: January 27th 2004
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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