Sunday, September 23, 2007
The Hippies are Trying 45
I guess you can only write so many songs about drinking,loving,fighting, and being down on your luck. Junior Wells hit that wall around the time he dropped this single. Basic blues rocker, You got to tell Junior how you can be so mean to the hippies?
Flipside "You're tuff enough" is an uptempo horn driven enjoyable, but forgetable bar rocker that is also the title to the LP this is taken from. Perhaps this is the song that motivated Tigerman Kim Wilson to ask "Ain't that tuff enough"? Mercury/Blue Rock records.
If you dig this be sure and try and track down Otis Spann's Blues for Hippies 45. I can only hope there is a whole sub genre of post-woodstock hippie related blues records to find......