- Audio CD (March 11, 2003)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Sony
- Run Time: 151 minutes
- ASIN: B00008J2QP
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Still, "Mullets Rock" is a surprisingly robust set which gets most of the bands if not always the songs right over three decades. Foreigner's "Dirty White Boy" might have been better chosen over "Hot Blooded," Foghat's "Fool For The City" over "Slow Ride," Judas Priest's "Breaking The Law" over "Living After Midnight." Moreover, Toto and the Hollies' polished rock had little to do with the hair or lifestyle of the time, and George Thoroughgood's "Bad To The Bone" and BTO's "Taking Care of Business" are commercial and cliche now more than rockers.
But mullet wearers Journey, REO Speedwagon, and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn are well represented with album-length versions of songs often left out of collections like this. (Vaughn's epic 1984 take on Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" ducktails, um, dovetails nicely from the Allman Brothers chugging 1994 radio hit "No One Left To Run With." Southern rockers (the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ram Jam's infamous hard rock take on Leadbelly's "Black Betty" get their due beside some early 80s metal hair bands (Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Billy Squier). Overall, "Mullet Rock" works as weekend barbeque or drive collection for those wanting to comb through some classic rock's highlights.
While it's true that most of the performers featured in this CD were not wearers of that infamous hairstyle, that's of little importance to the listener because it is the music that drives this album. Some of the biggest hits from Kansas ("Carry on My Wayward Son", Boston ("Smokin'"), BTO ("Takin' Care of Business"), The Doobie Brothers ("Roll On Down the Highway"), Deep Purple ("Smoke On the Water"), Stevie Ray Vaughan ("Voodoo Chile" and REO Speedwagon ("Roll With the Changes") just to mention a few are all present.
Meant to be played loud, this is one CD that you will crank up over and over.
Not everything here qualifies as hard rock and that includes some of the better tracks, such as REO Speedwagon's "Roll With the Changes," Cheap Trick's "Surrender," the Hollies' "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)," and Argent's "Hold Your Head Up." You will also find a few tracks that you can live without, which only underscores the only serious problem with this album: how many of these classic tracks are you missing? Of course you have Alice Cooper's "School's Out" and "Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood and the Destroyers. But I have over 1200 CDs and I did not have half the tracks on this one and there are certainly enough gems to make it worth the addition. Ultimately, "Mullets Rock!" is an album that requires to be played loud with the windows down (or open, whatever works best for you).
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Can u believe I fell in love with this in my 60's ?
I am so pop music,I never listened to this type.
Then on Amazon I listened for free and loved it !!
If you like this kind of music then you're cool. If you have a mullet then you're even cooler. All kidding aside, this compilation has some of the best rock songs from the 70's and... Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Trey Boogie
This compilation really does the trick for any event where red blooded Americans get together to have some fun. Read morePublished on January 9, 2009 by George Fox
I only purchased disk 2 of this compilation, but am really happy with it. My favorites off disk 2 are "smokin" by Boston, "godzilla" by blue oyster cult, and "don't bring me down"... Read morePublished on October 7, 2008 by H. Karr
MULLETS ROCK!-VARIOUS ARTISTS: A "Classic Rock" compilation by any other name, with appropriately cheesy cover art to boot, these are mostly head-hammerin', Schlitz-hoistin'... Read morePublished on September 28, 2008 by Jukebox Dave
This has brought back memories from High School for my husband and I. Good Classic old Rock and Roll!! I hate the hair but love the music!!Published on December 29, 2007 by Beth Millner
As you may or not know, tornado season has official begun here in Arkansas. Well, one of those dang ol' twisters got me and the woman's trailer. Read morePublished on April 15, 2003 by Proud Gun-Totin' American
Get out your lighters and timeworn Skynyrd T, mulletheads, as the ultimate soundtrack of your proud lives is here! Read morePublished on March 24, 2003