12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unlike the 1996 comp by the same title, this collection isn’t just a collage of old recordings. Instead of churning out an album of new tunes, Derringer assembled a band in 2005 featuring Pat Travers, Carmine Appice and Cherie Currie of The Runaways to dust off some vintage hits and rock it old school. The opening title track sounds slightly updated, especially with Travers’ meatier tone adding more muscle than the original — and Currie’s backing vocals on the chorus adds a tougher layer of girl power. With airtight harmonies and a soulful horn section the cover of “Hang On Sloopy” sounds so authentically oldfangled that one of Stephen Hawking’s wormholes could open up and take you back in time to that part of the 1970s when everyone wanted to sound like the 1950s. The guitarmonies on “Bazooka” recall those of Thin Lizzy, but the curious cover of Shania Twain's “Whatever You Do! Don’t!” is the sole anachronism here (and a weird way to bookend a fun project).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unlike the 1996 comp by the same title, this collection isn’t just a collage of old recordings. Instead of churning out an album of new tunes, Derringer assembled a band in 2005 featuring Pat Travers, Carmine Appice and Cherie Currie of The Runaways to dust off some vintage hits and rock it old school. The opening title track sounds slightly updated, especially with Travers’ meatier tone adding more muscle than the original — and Currie’s backing vocals on the chorus adds a tougher layer of girl power. With airtight harmonies and a soulful horn section the cover of “Hang On Sloopy” sounds so authentically oldfangled that one of Stephen Hawking’s wormholes could open up and take you back in time to that part of the 1970s when everyone wanted to sound like the 1950s. The guitarmonies on “Bazooka” recall those of Thin Lizzy, but the curious cover of Shania Twain's “Whatever You Do! Don’t!” is the sole anachronism here (and a weird way to bookend a fun project).

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