They don't make them like this too often anymore. No. 6 Dance is American rock & roll from the heartland with Five Horse Johnson hopping a freight train and riding the rails from rootsy blues to acid rock to '70s guitar-band heaviness. The album takes Led Zeppelin's brand of psychedelic stoner tunes and puts them in a stars-and-stripes T-shirt. "Mississippi King" is a catchy jam that would have suited Skynyrd just fine. "Spillin' Fire" takes the old school harmonica blues and rocks out with them, and "It Ain't Easy" makes for a sweet, Southern, sun-drenched cover. "Gods of Demolition," the title that best befits Five Horse Johnson, showcases Brad Coffin's demon guitar and Eric Oblander's desert rocking, Kyuss-esque vocals. But the best song on the disc has got to be "Shine Around," a groovy, circular, Black Crowes-style jam with a singalong chorus -- a tune worthy of the smokiest middle-American teen bedrooms circa 1973.
released 10 April 2001
Five Horse Johnson is:
Brad Coffin: Vox & Guitars
Eric Oblander: Vox & Harp
Steve Smith: Bass
Chuck Mauk: Drums on Tracks 2-7,9,10, & 12
Billy Reedy: Leed Guitar on Tracks 7 & 12
Kenny Olson: Lead Guitar on Tracks 2 & 6
Jimmy Bones: Hammond and Backing Vocals on Tracks 2 & 6
Mark Miers: Piano on track 8
Sandman: Other Lead Guitar on 7
Al Sutton: Backing Vocals on Track 7
Bob Ebeling: Melotron on track 11
Phil Durr: Guitar on track 5
Executive Producer: Scott Hamilton
Fine Arts: Mark Dancey
Produced by: Al Sutton, Scott Hamilton, & Bill Kozy
Recorded @ Rustbelt Studios, Royal Oak, MI during the Fall months of 2000.
Engineererd by: Bill Kozy, Dan Winters, Bob Ebeling, and occasionally Al Sutton. Mastered by: Chris Gooseman @ Solid Sound, Ann Arbor, MI
Peddling the finest in rock n' roll, psychedelic, stoner, doom, blues, hard rock, fuzz, metal, sludge, vintage 70's style rawk, etc, since 1995!!! True, honest music, made by real, honest people. Available on CD, vinyl, and digital.