What does it sound like?:
Derringer were a relatively short-lived outfit, fronted by Rick Derringer. This 5cd box covers a prolific three year period from 1976-78, when they put out three studio albums and a further two live releases, although to be strictly accurate one of the live sets was released only as a promotional copy.
What do they sound like – I suppose a bit like Aerosmith or Montrose is the best comparison, a sort of fairly generic US pop/rock sound with some decent guitar playing thrown in. The three studio albums are an ok listen without being anything to write home about. The second album, Sweet Evil, is maybe the pick of the bunch, although their final studio set does include a surprisingly decent attempt at Warren Zevon’s ‘Lawyers, Guns and Money’.
The two live albums perhaps capture the spirit of the band rather better – the Live In Cleveland set being quite entertaining with a good version of Rick Derringer’s solo 1973 hit ‘Rock n Roll Hoochie Koo, probably his best known song, and an energetic take on Bowie’s Rebel Rebel.
What does it all *mean*?
This is all the Derringer you’ll ever need, and more besides!
Goes well with…
The poppier side of rock music from across the Atlantic.
Might suit people who like…
Montrose, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, perhaps even The Sweet maybe.