Bayou Degradable: Best of Louisiana's Le Roux
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This is a shame, as the first eight tracks (from their first two out of print albums) are tasty bayou flavored rock/pop with energetic presence and terrific spirit.
The lack of commercial success (the lovely "New Orleans Ladies" was a minor hit single) of the first pair of albums saw the band change their style on their next two albums (also out of print) into a less satisfying arena rock formula that was sadly coming into vogue in the early 1980's. This phase is represented on the last six tracks. Generally it is better than average arena rock (but that is faint praise), and while "Nobody Said It Was Easy" did crack the US top 20, the utterly dreadful "Carrie's Gone" virtually offsets any melodic interest this last phase of the band may have produced.
Worth getting for some great songs and listening, as well as a text book case of a vain effort to find a niche in the unjust music world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is not really my type of music but my mom and dad love it. I bought this for my dad for father's day. Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Alison M. Beaver
I bought the CD for one song, New Orleans Ladies, because I loved it as a teenager. The rest of the CD is good, but none of the songs compared to that one.Published on February 1, 2010 by Bobbie G. Harrison
Louisiana's LeRoux (originally from the Baton Rouge area), takes its name from the rich, thick, hearty gravy base that's used to make Gumbo (A Louisiana Favorite). Read morePublished on January 16, 2010 by Gary Covington
NOT AS GOOD AS EXPECTED! STILL ENJOYED SOME OF THE SONGS. OK MUSIC, THOUGH! VICKIPublished on January 6, 2009 by VICKI