|If you're a Commander
Cody fan and you have all the Cody/Airmen stuff you can find, then get
over to the "K" aisle and start picking up on Bill Kirchen.
"Womb to the Tomb" is a neat little "magic reality truck" song.
All of the Cody classics covered here are, as one would expect,
excellent -- particularly "Hot Rod Lincoln", which runs eight minutes,
and has a middle section wherein Bill demonstrates he can make his
Telecaster sound like anything, including Jimi Hendrix's left-handed
Strat. (I caught his live show shortly after i bought this album, and
the Really Live "Lincoln" ran more like fifteen minutes, with even more
messing around, including longer "tribute" segments, including most of
a verse of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me").
I could have stood another couple of tracks off the Cody album "Let's
Rock", particularly "Rockabilly Funeral" (which was part of the live
gig i caught) and "The Home of Rock'n'Roll" (which wasn't) -- but hey
-- what's here is great.
If you like rockabilly or Western Swing; if you like Commander Cody
(duh), Asleep at the Wheel or Jason & the Scorchers you probably
ought to have this CD.