Mo' Peaches - Southern Rock That Time Forgot (Vol. 1)
"Southern Rock That Time Forgot" untertitelt, verbindet die "Mo' Peaches"-Compilations zehn Bands und Künstler aus den USA, die sich dem klassischen Southern-Swamp-Rock verschrieben und in den letzten 20 Jahren ihre Musik vorwiegend lokal und auf CD veröffentlicht und nie den großen Durchbruch geschafft haben.
Hier finden sich zehn absolute Kracher mit genau den richtigen Wurzeln zwischen Allman Brothers und Lynyrd Skynyrd.
In Anlehnung an die in der ersten 70er-Hälfte erschienenen Sampler des Capricorn-Labels (Southern Rock's bestes Label ever) - die damals "Peaches" hießen - heißt diese Compilation eben "Mo' Peaches". "Peaches" erschien damals in der Loss Leaders-Serie und die Doppel-LP kostete schlappe 2 US-Dollar.
If you’re a die-hard Southern Rock fan, you might remember the Peaches compilation albums from the early ‘70s. Released in the dirt-cheap Warner Brothers Loss Leaders series, those double albums, which cost just two dollars (Yes, $2!), were crammed full of great, grooving rock music from south of the Mason-Dixon line, showcasing the then current releases from the home of Southern Rock, Capricorn Records.
When label manager Reinhard Holstein started compiling this record, he knew what music he was going to be seeking out, but he needed a name that reflected the feeling that the music evoked for him. It seemed both fitting and appropriate to honour those legendary compilations of the ‘70s that brought so much great music to the wider public, music that was clearly as much of an influence on the bands on this album, as it was on me. So, he decided to call this album Mo’ Peaches, in homage to that original compilation series.
The albums by the individual artists featured here were not released on JukeJoint500, but they might as well have been, they are all great records. The majority of the artists on Mo' Peaches may be unknown to many fans of this music, as most of the albums were self-released on CD-only by the bands themselves, gaining some level of local or regional recognition at the time. Holstein is pleased to be able to collect these songs together for the first time and present them together here for our enjoyment. Who knows, maybe Mo’ Peaches may go on to influence future bands in turn, spinning the wheel of southern rock once more.