20 Rock Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s That You Never Heard
Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, 'The Barbecue of Deville'
The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils made hot, raucous country rock that discarded every art-rock pretension in favor of loud songs about eating barbecue sandwiches. On their second album (after Rack Jobbers Rule), this Berkeley band provided a late-night party on wax. They made music through the Seventies, and after breaking up, continued in the worlds of music and advertising: bassist Richard Greene sang the famous "Fall into the Gap" jingle for the Gap.
What We Said Then: "[Like] a candygram from the gods, here it is. More wonderfully worthless than even Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. As seedy as the legendary Asleep at the Wheel. Totally devoid of image and metaphor. Destitute of any redeeming social value. Aesthetically unimposing. Shamelessly derivative. No long cuts. Sloppy. Loud. Yes, it's almost too good to be true." — Nick Tosches, RS 122 (November 23rd, 1972)