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Artist: Potliquor

Title: First Taste

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Category: Southern Rock

Year: 1992

Label: Repertoire Records

Catalog Number: REP 4249-WP


Les Wallace guitar, vocals
George Ratzlaff keyboards, guitar, vocals
Guy Schaeffer bass, vocals
Jerry Amoroso drums, tambourine, congos, vocals


1.  Down the River Boogie  2:49
2.  Ol' Man River  4:37
3.  Riverboat  3:08
4.  Toballby  7:21
5.  The Raven  5:05
6.  You're No Good  4:55
7.  Price 20 Cents a Copy  3:08
8.  Driftin'  8:15
Total Running Time:  39:18

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From: JSpillman Date: December 8, 2005 at 13:00
This was Potliquor's debut from 1970-71 and has a heavier sound than their subsequent releases. Unfortunately, this is the opnly one that I've been able to find on CD yet. Martin Popoff reviewed this and rated it a 9. These are some of his comments : "The band's sound is a hotbed of cool southern traditions crossed with the psych stylings of the Guess Who and the Hammond hard rock of Deep Purple."

From: JSpillman Date: December 8, 2005 at 13:11
More of Martin Popoff's comments : "Many attractions along the way: the band's cover of You're No Good is bruisingly power chorded almost to Sabbatherian levels (in the mean time kicking Van Halen's dopey take outta bed), or at least hard Fireball-era Purple."

From: JSpillman Date: December 8, 2005 at 13:20
M. Popoffs review cont. : "Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven gets a damp and creaky House Of The Rising Sun-type treatment, all creeped out toward Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly with harsh electric guitar soloing. Old Man River swings right round the other way, reverential, deep-seated although slight affected." Originals are just as diverse, pioneering and often heavy. Opener Down The River Boogie is a proto-southern rocker built on a gentle riff but a riff nonetheless."

From: JSpillman Date: December 8, 2005 at 13:32
Popoff comments cont. : "Riverboat and Price 20 Cents A Copy are fast James Brown-type showy tunes bouyed by the band's patended harmonies and raucous arrangements. And wiggin' right out is Tobally, a committed Deep Purple jam complete with an eclettic Paicey-style drum solo. Bit of a roll call there, but the point is, this thing is sequenced for driving pleasure."

From: JSpillman Date: December 8, 2005 at 13:42
Conclusion of Popoff's review : "Potliquor finding fortune at the crossroads between late 60's hard rock, the newly emerging southern sound combining gospel, boogie and the blues, and the last vestiges of foggy proggy psyche." He doesn't refer to the last track, Driftin', which is my fave (southern rock style) , although it does go on a little longer than I think is necessary (8:15).

From: JSpillman Date: December 9, 2005 at 23:51
I had said that Martin Popoff reviewed this album and rated it a 9. Actually I have two of his books with this same review. In "Southern Rock Review" he does in fact rate it a 9 but in "The Collector's Guide To Heavy Metal Vol. 1: The 1970's" he has a split rating system and gives it a 5 for "heaviness" and an 8 for how good he thinks it is.

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