OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS
Text from the backside of the "lil red record"
(the lil red record came with the Car Over The Lake album)
September 19, 1975
TO: JERRY MOSS, GIL FRIESEN, KIP COHEN
FR: DAVID ANDERLE
RE: "THE OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVIL" E.P. INSERT - "ESTABLISH
YOURSELF," "JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF YOUR HEART," "TIME WARP"
I am going to try to explain, as fully as possible, why
inclusion of the three song E.P. in the forthcoming OMD album
is absolutely imperative. The Daredevils, to a man, voiced
the desire to include the above mentioned songs as part of
their new album. To do this meant excluding two or three
songs presently on the album. I fought this idea primarily
because the flow and feel of the new material do not, in my
estimation, meld evenly with the older tunes on the E.P.
The band stated quite frankly that to exclude the songs and
the humor inherent in them, was to avoid the essence of who
they are, i.e., THE OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS. They know as
well as anyone, not everybody is going to respond positively
to this type of rural humor. They also know that a great many
people will. They know this because they have seen it work.
I myself have seen it work. In Kansas City when I first saw
them, again in St. Louis and on countless other occasions. I
personally respond greatly to this type of humor, as do many
other people. If you negate this humor and look merely to the
music, as you want it to be, then you are missing the point
of who these people are. You cannot judge "Time Warp" and
"Journey To The Center Of Your Heart" on purely musical terms.
It is rural satire... people looking at themselves and laughing...
looking at their parents, their peers, their leaders and teachers.
Their feelings about the E.P. are... "if you don't dig it, throw
it away, roll it up and smoke it, send it to someone you hate.
If, on the other hand, you dig it... then play it."
All I know for sure is that this group is named "THE OZARK
MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS"... it's no accident that these six people
call themselves that.
cc: Jeff Ayeroff
David Anderle produced "The Car Over The Lake Album",
"Secrets Of The Universe Revealed" (aka the "lil red record")
and other Daredevil recordings.
Provided by Steven G. Hull
Created 04 November 1998
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