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LeRoi Brothers

  • Check This Action [Amazing, 1983] B+
  • Forget About the Danger Think of the Fun [Columbia EP, 1984] B+

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Check This Action [Amazing, 1983]
With Texophiles buzzing these guys up as the roadhouse band of a college cowboy's dreams, I was put off some--that big, brawling sound has never been this honorary pencilneck's idea of Saturday night. More listens later than I would have thought tolerable, while Steve Doerr romped all over "Ballad of a Juvenile Delinquent," I finally got the joke. Remember, the Dictators knocked them dead in Dallas too. B+

Forget About the Danger Think of the Fun [Columbia EP, 1984]
Gyrating second vocalist Joe Doerr joins the Texas quartet whose neoroadhouse album went cult last year. The kid sings like he only masturbates twice a day because his boner makes it impossible for him to walk to his car, adding a memorable rockabilly urgency to "Treat Her Right" that puts the manly confessional boasts "Ain't I'm a Dog" and "D.W.I." in suitably adolescent perspective. B+