Dryewater - Southpaw (Digipack)


Hard-/Southern Rock


NuMusi Records





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Psych / Hardrock / Southern Rock (US)

First official CD release !
Digitally remastered
6-page digipak
sealed !
2011 NuMusi Records

Dryewater's Southpaw album was privately released to little fanfare on the J.T.B. label in 1974. The North Carolina based four piece pressed just 500 copies of the album (fewer still with actual covers!) and the rarity value of this initial release has since increased as it's since become known that the band destroyed the copies they failed to sell at the time! Maybe they had higher expectations for the album, and this is justifiable, as in hindsight the ten original compositions show a very confident release by an obviously proficient line up. Strong rhythm guitar work forms the basis of most of the songs, but also evident is some melodic, perhaps slightly progressive keyboard work, that both underpins the occasional acid lead guitar solos and maintains the overall momentum of each performance. With a tight rhythm section and strong vocals too, this all makes for a rockin' rollercoaster ride. A fine example of the harder West Coast sound of the time.


Robert Blair (bass, vocals)
Richard Drye (lead vocals, guitar)
Shaye Drye (keyboards, vocals)
Garland Walker Stidham (drums)


1 Winterground
2 Trouble
3 Give Yourself Time to Live
4 Don't Let Her Sleep Too Long
5 Let Me Take You
6 Thunder
7 See Them Run
8 Revelation
9 Set Out on the River
10 After All (I Aint Sleepy)