Pacific Gas and Electric

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
On most of their second album, Pacific Gas & Electric play soul-rock with some dash and verve, though the songwriting isn't up to the level of musicianship or Charlie Allen's genuinely soulful vocals. Pacific Gas & Electric are really a band that would be better served by a selective compilation than any of their individual LPs, and strong candidates for such an anthology would include "Death Row #172" and "Bluesbuster," which are a little like early Blood, Sweat & Tears with more blues-rock and less bluster. Some of the other songs are closer to average period blues-rock workouts, like "Miss Lucy" and the live cover of John Lee Hooker's "She's Long and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
On most of their second album, Pacific Gas & Electric play soul-rock with some dash and verve, though the songwriting isn't up to the level of musicianship or Charlie Allen's genuinely soulful vocals. Pacific Gas & Electric are really a band that would be better served by a selective compilation than any of their individual LPs, and strong candidates for such an anthology would include "Death Row #172" and "Bluesbuster," which are a little like early Blood, Sweat & Tears with more blues-rock and less bluster. Some of the other songs are closer to average period blues-rock workouts, like "Miss Lucy" and the live cover of John Lee Hooker's "She's Long and She's Tall," though the group original "My Women" finds them getting into a slow blues-funk groove with graceful style. The four-part, 17-minute "PG&E Suite" is typical of the highs and lows of many such psychedelic rock experiments of the late '60s, starting off promisingly with the cinematic jazz-rock instrumental "The Young Rabbits." But it runs off the rails with too much drum soloing, and the momentum utterly drains when the suite peters out into poor white-boy blues that's obviously trying to be drolly humorous, yet ends up being painfully lame. The closing blues-soul-rock stomper "Redneck" restores the energy level somewhat, but it's an erratic record on the whole, as would be its follow-up, 1970's Are You Ready.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2012
  • Label: Sony Import
  • EAN: 5099749169623
  • Catalog Number: 4916962
  • Sales rank: 310,195

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bluesbuster (2:55)
  2. 2 Death Row #172 (3:59)
  3. 3 Miss Lucy (2:28)
  4. 4 My Women (5:38)
  5. 5 She's Long and She's Tall (6:20)
  6. 6 PG&E Suite: The Young Rabbits/Constitutional Strand/Fat Tom/Boy Wonder (16:41)
  7. 7 Redneck (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pacific Gas & Electric Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Wayne Henderson Trombone
Virgil Gonsalves Bass (Vocal)
Stanley Abernathy Trumpet
Jerry Aiello Organ
Brent Black Bass
The Blackberries Background Vocals
Bud Brisbois Trumpet
D.A. Brisbois Trumpet
Frank Cook Drums
Wilton Felder Tenor Saxophone
Alfred Galleros Tenor (Vocal)
Freddie Hill Trumpet
John Hill Keyboards
Joe Lala Conga, Timbales
Tom Marshall Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Frank Petricca Bass
Glenn Schwartz Guitar
Ken Utterback Guitar
Ron Woods Drums
Brent Block Bass Guitar
Charlie Allen Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Joe South Composer
J. Hill Composer
John Hill Producer
Tom Marshall Composer
Gene Schwartz Composer
Brent Block Composer
Charlie Allen Composer
Mark Friedman Engineer
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