Ron Salsbury And The JC Power Outlet (Myrrh MST-6511) 1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salsbury, Ron & JC Power Outlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Boy, that really sounds flat!” said my roommate at the raw unpolished high-energy rock-n-roll-for-Jesus emanating from my car stereo. But hey – that’s what made bands like this so lovable. This four man outfit’s debut was definitely the rowdiest offering from the early Myrrh gang, with fast-pounding drums, chooka chooka rhythm guitar, in—your-face lyrics, blitzing hard rock electric guitar solos. How’s this for a song ending: “W000!” (guitar/drum crash) “Yeah!” (another crash) “Hallay!” (and another) “Lujah!” (another) “yeaaaaaahhh!!!” (frenzied climax). That’s from the opening ‘Suddenly’, where images of shaggy-haired Jesus freaks with big ol’ gooney grins are immediately conjured. ‘Long Time Comin’ and ‘Don’t Shine It On’ also both cook some serious garage-band bacon, as does their intense version of Andrae Crouch’s ‘Satisfied’. Sandwiched between these monsters are gentle acoustic tunes (‘Back Home’, ‘Real Peace’) and some fine rural folk-rock ala Love Song/The Way (‘Nick Of Time’, ‘Denominations’) – consider them opportunities to catch your breath. Not entirely consistent, especially a couple soft loungy tracks, one of which has a trombone lead. But that rock stuff’ – it totally blew my bag of donuts away. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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I have not acquired this album yet.

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Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Suddenly3:35
1-2Back Home 4:08
1-3Long Time Comin' 3:50
1-4Love Song 4:03
1-5Denominations 2:43
2-1Nick Of Time 2:19
2-2Don't Shine On It 4:10
2-3Lord It's In Your Hands 3:55
2-4Satisfied 4:50
2-5Real Peace 4:35

 

 

 

 

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