Category: Hard Rock w. some Southern Rock occasional elements. FULL THROTTLE BOGGIE-WOOGIE ROCK AND SOUL FROM THE DEEP DIRTY SOUTH……SLICK LILLY WAS THE TAKE-NO-PRISONERS ASSAULT ON THE EARS AND EYES….NO BULL-SHIT….NO GIMMICK….100% REAL….ALL SUBSTANCE…OFTEN IMITATED BUT NEVER DUPLICATED….
Label: Kudzu Records (original, 1st press)
Catalog Number: 52103-2
S. Austin Hanks lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
Muddy King lead guitar, backing vocals
Bobby Daniel bass
Carl Anthony Rouss drums
1. Ritual 0:21
2. Mother Nature-Father Time 4:57
3. Caroline 3:52
4. When Mules Wear Diamonds 3:21
5. Lower Side of Nowhere 5:46
6. Freedom 5:11
7. Dirty Water 4:07
8. Driftin’ 2:34
9. Hard to Find 5:09
10. So Tempted 4:21
11. Piece of Glory 3:02
Total Running Time: 42:41
Hard rock like a cross between the ELECTRIC ANGELS, THE LOVELESS and JESSE STRANGE. Nothing spectacular, but, definitely worth having in your collection.
SLICK LILLY was a favorite on the college campuses and in the night clubs all around the SOUTHEAST of USA, and their following grew as the band toured the nation
with arena acts and legendary bands. Big breaks started happening for SLICK LILLY thru national radio airplay and sold -out crowds from Miami to Detroit.
SLICK LILLY “RITUALS” was the bands last recordings, recorded in Birmingham, Alabama and Nashville, TN with guitar legend WADDY WATCHEL producing
along with Kenny Greenberg and Wally Wilson in 1994.
SLICK LILLY was one of the hottest southern bands of the 90’s. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, singer-songwriter Austin Hanks put these hard-working and hard rocking guys together after cutting their teeth on real-deal southern bands like Jason and the Scorchers and Drivin n Cryin, usually travelling thru Birmingham and playing the world- famous rock club THE NICK. From touring almost 300 dates a year with all the major acts in arenas, to touring clubs with hot indie bands that were soon to be huge. SLICK LILLY released 3 albums and an ep before their untimely break-up, and some of their choice cuts are featured on this disc of super-rare recordings. All SLICK LILLY recordings have been out of print and some are going for up to 700 dollars on ebay, so this is a perfect release for fans of this down and dirty blues rock band. ENJOY!
Buy it and enjoy…..
PS: I say its a cross between early rock Mellencamp meets 38/Special. add a taste of Black Crowes but heavier…Oh yes great vocals