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    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:44:56

    Album Review: Texas Hippie Coalition - "Ride On" - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

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    Nobody's going to tell Texas Hippie Coalition that rock 'n' roll is dead. Hell, they declare it's alive and kicking on "Rock Ain't Dead", a standout from their new album Ride On [out October 7, 2014].

    These boys are riding straight into the sunset with engines revved, amps blaring, booze overflowing, and strippers shaking, waving the flag for their chosen art form. This isn't just the sound of the South; it's the sound of rock music in its purest and most potent form. Whether it's the cavernous roar and bitchslap bass of "El Diablo Rojo" or the howling hook on "Monster in Me", Texas Hippie Coalition dispense one anthem after another. You could easily hear this at a football game or crank it on the way to your desk job—same effect will ensue, you'll feel like a badass.

    At the same time, Big Dad Ritch gets introspective on the likes of "Bottom of the Bottle" and "Ride On", offering up his own tidbits of gasoline-soaked philosophy that prove prescient. It's on the closer "I Am The End" that Texas Hippie Coalition truly stand out that, blasting off one last shotgun salute to the patron saints of rock.

    Texas Hippie Coalition revive rock 'n' roll and good times all at once. Get ready to Ride On

    Rick Florino

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