Calling Dr. Strong

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All Music Guide - Jana Pendragon
In 1968, this collection would have found a place on Top 40 AM radio alongside the Beatles, Buck Owens, the Four Tops, and the Beach Boys. In the world of the '90s, it is not going to be so easy for this wild bunch of seasoned industry vets to get heard. Appealing and intoxicating, the band, which includes onetime Shaver producer R.S. Field, rocks and rolls with deeply planted roots. Tunes written by Field and such notables as the legendary Billy Joe Shaver, Nashville cat Webb Wilder, and honky tonk guitar wonder Mike Henderson, give this project plenty of substance. Impressive is the all-instrumental "Twangeaux," with surf guitar overtones and plenty of twangy riffs. A ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jana Pendragon
In 1968, this collection would have found a place on Top 40 AM radio alongside the Beatles, Buck Owens, the Four Tops, and the Beach Boys. In the world of the '90s, it is not going to be so easy for this wild bunch of seasoned industry vets to get heard. Appealing and intoxicating, the band, which includes onetime Shaver producer R.S. Field, rocks and rolls with deeply planted roots. Tunes written by Field and such notables as the legendary Billy Joe Shaver, Nashville cat Webb Wilder, and honky tonk guitar wonder Mike Henderson, give this project plenty of substance. Impressive is the all-instrumental "Twangeaux," with surf guitar overtones and plenty of twangy riffs. A marriage of British Invasion sounds and Detroit rock seems to be the inspiration for "No Great Shakes," while "Powerful Stuff" reflects a metropolitan blues edge. Even Tommy James & the Shondells seem to be represented within the arrangement of "A Heart She Can't Beat." The final cut, "Secret Heart," is reminiscent of the simple, but effective style of the sweet love songs commonly heard on '60s AM radio and favored by teens. An interesting project from a band that is appropriately titled, this includes some fine musicianship. This music is anything but middle of the road.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1998
  • Label: Paladin Records
  • UPC: 075992470223
  • Catalog Number: 24702
  • Sales rank: 261,152

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roots Rock Action Figures Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Scott Baggett Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Castanets, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Vocals, finger cymbals, Wurlitzer, Fuzz Bass, Spaghetti Flute
Steve Conn Organ
R.S. Field Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Lester Drums
Kenny Vaughan Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Kenny Vaughn Guitar
Les James Lester Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Kettle Drums
Technical Credits
Scott Baggett Sound Effects, Producer, Engineer
R.S. Field Producer
Lynn Fuston Mastering
Thomas "Snake" Johnson Engineer
Russ Long Mastering
Bill Tyler Art Direction
Thomas Johnson Engineer
M.J. Henderson Composer
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