Friday, September 23, 2022

Hog Heaven - Hog Heaven (1971 us, potend country boogie rock, 2008 bonus tracks remaster)

Renegades from 60s US pop idols Tommy James & The Shondells, Michael Vale and Peter Lucia formed this outfit in 1970 to follow The Byrds, Burritos and Band in the newly fashionable country-rock direction. A lone self-titled album was the result. Their instrumental ace in the hole was steel guitarist Buddy Cage, whose signature is everywhere here, though his defection in 1971 to replace Jerry Garcia in New Riders Of the Purple Sage effectively ended the Hog’s story early. Five tracks that were canned as a result of this eventuality augment the original Roulette album, making this the definitive document on a little known but interesting outfit.
by Michael Heatley, 08 January 2009
1. Wilma Mae - 3:29
2. Glass Room - 4:11
3. Bumpin' Slapcar Mama (Buddy Cage, Ronnie Hand, Chuck Demorat, Peter Lucia, Michael Vale) - 2:09
4. Prayer - 2:21
5. Happy - 6:53
6. Pennsylvania - 3:33
7. Come Away - 7:01
8. We All Go Down - 4:17 
9. Theme From A Thought - 3:48
10.Stoned Feelin' - 4:23
11.Light Of The Lord - 2:05
12.You And Me - 4:06
13.If It Feels Good Do It - 3:45
14.Free Spirit - 4:41
All songs by Michael Vale, Peter Lucia except where noted
Bonus Tracks 10-14

Hog Heaven 
*Buddy Cage - Pedal Steel Guitar
*Ronnie Hand - Drums, Percussion 
*Chuck Demorat - Lead Guitar 
*Peter Lucia - Drums, Vocals
*Michael Vale - Bass, Vocals
*Ronnie Rosman - Keyboards, Vocals

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  1. This album deserve more attention...

  2. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  3. This is great, thanks M! And thanks for the Wackers!