Hydromatics Powerglide High Octane Version 2 x cd De-Luxe issue scott morgan

Hydromatics Powerglide High Octane Version 2 x cd De-Luxe issue scott morgan

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Disc One      Powerglide –Re Mastered

1.      Ready to Ball

2.      R.I.P Rock n Roll

3.      Soulbone

4.      Asteroid B-612

5.      Tumblin’ Down

6.      Love & Learn

7.      Sweet Nuthin’

8.      Powerglide

9.      Hustlin’

10.   Thrill

11.   Green Eyed Soul

12.   Do it Again

13.   Electrophonic Tonic

14.   Starvin’ 

15.   Hi Jackin Love              Amsterdam radio   bonus

16.   Rip R’n’R                        Bordeaux  2002

17.   You’re So Great               Madrid 2003

18.   Ready to Ball                  Cologne 2001

19.   Asteroid B612                   Amsterdam 2002

20.   Tumbling Down            Amsterdam 2002

 

 

 

Disc Two:  The Perry Como Tape ( unreleased rehearsals)      56 mins

1.      Asteroid B-612

2.      Do it again

3.      Electrophonic Tonic

4.      Green eyed soul

5.      Hustlin’

6.      Love & Learn

7.      Powerglide

8.      Ready to Ball

9.      RiP Rock N Roll

10.   Soulbone

11.   Sweet Nuthin’

12.   Thrill

13.   Tumblin’ Down

14.   Starvin’

 

Scott Morgan   Guitar & Vox

Tony ‘Slug’ Leeuwenburgh  Guitar

Theo Brouwer    Bass

Andy ‘Frost Monster’ Frost   Drums

All Songs Scott Morgan (Chaucer Bach / Bug Music ) except * Sweet Nuthin’ & Do It Again,  Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith &  Powerglide Scott Morgan & Tony Leeuwenburgh

 

The Hydromatics feature a genuine Detroit legend in the form of Scott Morgan, frontman of '60s soul rockers The Rationals, guitarist in Sonic's Rendezvous Band (alongside the MC5's Fred "Sonic" Smith), member of super group Dodge Main (featuring MC5's Wayner Kramer and Radio Birdman axe-smith Deniz Tek), and leader of his own Scots Pirates. He's a name that many of you heavy metal dudes may not know but should, as he's got some of the best pipes in the rock n' roll game and is a mean songwriter. If you like the aforementioned bands, or dig the Stooges, early Bob Seger, early Nuge, etc then I suggest you start digging up the Scott Morgan catalog. And Powerglide is a damn good place to start.

 

Morgan formed the Hydromatics alongside guitarist Tony Slug, bassist Theo Brouwer and Hellacopters leader Nicke Royale (back on drums here) in 1998 and released an awesome debut CD in '99 called Parts Unknown that revisited the Motor City rock sounds of yesteryear in the form of a modern day power punk rawk outfit. Though Royal doesn't play on this one, Powerglide is more of the same but even stronger song-wise. Featuring brand new tunes alongside several choice remakes, the band delivers a one 1-2 punch after the other and mixes hard rock power with soulful R&B strut.

 

"Ready To Ball," "RIP RnR," and "Soulbone" make for a smashing three-way introduction to this disc, leaping out of the gate, one after the other, with a garage rock fury that would make the White Stripes poop their little red and white panties. "Tumblin' Down," "Love and Learn," and "Green Eyed Soul" delves into rootsy Motown for influence but rock nonetheless, often sounding like Van Morison's Them if covered by, well, the Hellacopters! We also get three SRB remakes in the form of "Do It Again," "Electrophonic Tonic," and "Asteroid B-612," which is cool considering how hard the original versions are to come by these days.

 

Morgan sings his ass off and the band provides much sonic firepower to back up his massive vocal gusto, switching gears effortlessly between kick ass hard rock and smoky soul. It's a potent cocktail for sure and one that fans of this genre would be foolish to pass up on. Not for diehard punk or metal fans, this is a treat best enjoyed by cats who like to rock n' roll and dig the swingin' sounds of the '60s…albeit as pounded through walls of Marshals and a thick curtain of horns and noise.

 

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