Leslie's Motel ‎– Dirty Sheets

Out-Sider ‎– OSR004
Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered

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A1 Step Down Baby
Written-By – Tullis*, Seibold*
A2 Interlude
Written-By – Seibold*, Bush*
A3 My Sweet Woman
Written-By – Tullis*, Bush*
A4 Blister
Written-By – Bush*
A5 Reason Why
Written-By – Tullis*, Seibold*
B1 Windmills
Written-By – Bush*
B2 Latino Motel (Prelude/Interlude/Qualude)
Written-By – Tullis*, Seibold*, Hoerni*, Barrickman*, Bush*, Blumenfeld*
B3 Movin Rock & Roll
Written-By – Tullis*
B4 Dirty Sheets (Live At The Morefill South)
Written-By – Tullis*, Seibold*, Hoerni*, Barrickman*, Bush*, Blumenfeld*

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This album isn't a reissue. It is a unreleased album now for the first time available on vinyl. Recorded in 1972 and mastered in 2007 both by Jay Petach.

180 gram black vinyl. Includes insert sheet with liner notes and rare pictures.

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  • Barcode: 4040824083090
  • Matrix / Runout: 106438E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout: 106438E2/A

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February 20, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Taking their name from the $6 a night, or hour, or as long as you cared to stretch out on the dirty sheets of The Leslie Motel, located just outside of Fort Knox, with no questions asked, and a hub of activity during the later years of the Vietnam War, where you could find this band bathing local clubs with an infectious and original sound that should have taken them right to the top, but instead, left them as a bit of musical history, remembered mostly by people like me who managed to accidentally catch them live, and never forgot how they peeled the paint from the walls, and sensationally allowed those of us in uniform feel that much better.

Composed of members of The Oxfords, along with Ron Blumenfeld, former drummer for the Blues Project, Leslie’s Motel is a fine mix of steaming southern psychedelic blues, consisting of impressive jams and insightful infusion of timeless sonic pitch, mixed with no nonsense deliveries that were spurred on by a percussion heavy atmosphere laced with a dynamic Hammond B3 that carried the band’s throbbing musical adventure hypnotically late into the night.

There were many bands like this, bands who got locked into a confined and local geographical region of the country and never got out.  While nearly all of this material was recorded back in the early 1970's, Leslie’s Motel wouldn’t find their album released until the year 2009, both on CD and 180 gram vinyl, all sounding as suggestive and timestamped as it did when I first heard them live.  There are many who will point to their influences [which touch on The Doors, The Allman Brothers, and of course aspects of Ten Years After] though today it is more important to consider those who’ve been influence by Leslie’s Motel, and have channeled their dark mysterious space jams and musical presence so many years later.

All and all this is a fine inventive adventurous listen, and though in and of its time, is still worthy of a spin on your turntable.

Review by Jenell Kesler