Saturday, November 19, 2016
The Reflections My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys American Artists
Not sure of the year on this, but it's gotta be sometime in the 80's judging by the scorching cover of 'Fame.'
Also, not exactly sure where The Reflections are actually from, but searching the large lists of names on the back cover would indicate most players resided around Pittsburgh, Kansas. The group is made up a large group of teenagers, some with guitars, a few with keyboards, even some horns, and a single drummer keeping the Reflections in place.
It's basically a high school style music review, but with songs the kids were actually interested in. Which for the area, is country...lots of country. 'Long Haired Country Boy' by Charlie Daniels is probably the highlight as it's way too adult for the kids performing it. Other than that, the attempts at pop songs are fun, the horns are usually heavy in those tracks and the cover of Olivia Newton-John's 'Totally Hot' gets pretty dirty.
The amateurishness of these types of LPs are endearing and The Reflections are strong in that regard.