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Transistors of Mercy

by Andy Logan & The O.C. 75s

Fuzz- based Acid Blues and Rock
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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1. Breakin' the Rules
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2. Fall Again
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3. Lost in Fantasy
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4. Dreaming in My Sleep
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5. Mr. Nothin' (feat. Ed King)
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6. Goin' Down Slow
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7. Rain 9
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8. Rattlesnake Shake
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9. Easy Does It
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10. Volcano!
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
When award winning songwriter Andy Logan decided to make a new album, he did things a bit differently. Rather than writing the songs, then deciding how the instrumentation would sound, he opted to create the sound, THEN write the songs.
Inspired by the fuzz on the Black Keys’ “Gold on The Ceiling”, Andy knew then and there he would find out what pedal they used to get that “Jeff Beck/ Yardbirds” tone, and he would build one to boot. Well, after knocking out 14 fuzz pedals, 3 overdrives, a handful of compressors, and constructing a few hand-wired slightly modded Fender-style amplifiers, Andy Logan had everything he needed to start recording. Now for the songs.
He wanted a certain continuity, something a bit different from his earlier releases. “I want this next record to sound like I used the same guitar, the same amp, and together with Paul and Brian, we recorded all of the songs the same day.” He began to jot notes to himself.
“Big Riffs that are fun to play and listen to...Lots of hooks, lots of guitar...BLUESY!!...Play and sing so the music grabs you by the collar and shakes you...Maybe write an instrumental, better yet, a surf instrumental. Spaghetti Western vibe? Played through a fuzz pedal. That could be hilarious. Quentin Tarantino?...Do a cover of Peter Green’s “Rattlesnake Shake”. Screw the subject matter. The song rocks...Get Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Strawberry Alarm Clock) to play on a track…”
So now you have it. Andy Logan hasn’t rocked this hard since his days in “Little America”. In his words: “I don’t make background music”. That’s for sure. Crank it up.

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Vin F

awesome old school rock
This album is a an awesome display of old school guitar oriented rock. Hard driving yet with complex and subtle guitar work that meshes beautifully with great lyrics for a powerful sound that echoes a wide range of musical influences from the spacey Bay Area sound of the early 70's to the mystical and lyrical guitar work of Robin Trower, to the power and soul of Stevie Ray Vaughan. But although there are influences, the music is still wholly original. A great piece of music.
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Ty Ray

A much needed kick in the ass for the music industry!
Call it old school if you will, but I'll just call it great! Andy Logan continues to evolve as a singer and songwriter and you can hear his ear to ear smile with every lick of Transistors of Mercy. Clearly Logan is having a blast while providing of with wall to wall guitars throughout the album. It's clearly a celebration of the instrument and I'm so glad I've been invited to join the party. Do you love the guitar? Do you miss hearing it? Buy this record, now!
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Tim Connell

Andy Logan and the O.C. 75s - Transistors of Mercy /Album
Andy gives us an incredibly rich palette of fuzz-tones in this outstanding "Transistors of Mercy" album, a choice model for any electric guitarist learning the art of crafting this sound. This sonic fabric is applied to a new set of superb original composition, that are masterfully arranged and developed. I found the themes, motifs, and hooks so captivating, that they played over and over again in my mind's ear. The album came out last week and I'm still exploring it daily. I particularly like "Fall again," with its muscular mid-range fuzz tone and a gentle depth tremolo that seems to be in eighth-note timing to the easy breathing tempo. The verse is built around a hypnotizing E7, A7 and C7 progression, that warmly massages your auditory nerve. You'll love the chorus, where the lead vocals sings in raspy tower on an A-power chord , with each line answered by a cool winding unison of guitar and bass. Though I comment on this and one other track here, all of the tracks are gems on this album, each with its unique aesthetic and, in some cases, a clever surprise too. The last track, "Volcano," is an instrumental featuring a beautiful stepwise guitar melody in a perfectly set tremolo suggestive of classic Western or even surfer movies. It's brilliant in concept and you'll be treated to a kick ass drum solo in the tune as well. The melody is so infectious that you'll be humming it at work or on errands, and I would not be surprised to hear it show up in a major cinematic soundtrack. Andy complements his always superb voice and guitar playing with quality musicians. once again, he shares his gift and genius with a new treasure chest of fantastic music.
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