After building a reputation throughout the south for nine years as Roadhouse, Doc Holliday changed their name and came blazing out of Warner Robbins, Georgia in 1979 with their guns locked and loaded. In 1980 they found themselves signed to major label A&M and on the fast track to Southern Rock success.
The band’s 1981 debut was a red hot rocker with most of the tunes penned by bandleader Bruce Brookshire. The new release has been remastered, and includes the first album plus two bonus tracks, both demos by Roundhouse.
Classics tunes like “Moonshine Runner” and “Ain’t No Fool” stand up extremely well after 28 years, as does Doc’s covers of Travis Wammack’s “Keep On Running” and Chuck Berry’s “I’m a Rocker.”
Brookshire was in top form, as was the rest of Doc Holliday. The band laid down some serious Southern Rock tracks that are just as fresh today as they were the day they were recorded. The re-issue also includes an extensive liner notes booklet packed with never before seen photos. This is one every true blue Southern Rock fan should have in their music library.
-Michael Buffalo Smith