From Album Dennis the Fox " Mother Trucker" 1975 US Country Folk Rock.
Only a handful of heads have encountered this mad beast of an LP, and it's top 40 at least of all US LP's for me: utterly dark and sleazy lowlife nirvana! Like seeing God in a burst condom stuck to the tailpipe of a rusty pimpmobile, finding out Jesus stole your mama, looking for the meaning of life in a puke pile by a truckstop motel .... kinda scary how real this dude is! The cover is awesome and the music ranges from seedy bluesy loser zones into fucker up dive bar epiphanies. I can't think of any other record more at the end of the road seeking salvation in the tawdry. Wicked sense of humor. Twilight Zone. One of those smart literate guys attracted to funky situations. Like so many obscure LP's, the names of people on it seem too weird to be real .... Alfie Van, Audie Bridges ... backup vocals by Mary Bliss & the Bixens. Blows Damon & Fraction out of the water as far as my own need for kicks goe..
Dennis Caldirola – aka Dennis The Fox – recorded and self-released his Mother Trucker album as a demo in Seattle, Washington in the early 1970s. It’s a demo – one made to attract attention at major record labels – so the sound on this album runs the gamut from hard rock to country rock, from soulful ballads to beat heavy funk. Atop each track Dennis The Fox croons like Elvis. And it works! As funk-expert Dante Carfagna once wrote about “Pile Driver” in an issue of Waxpoetics: ” ‘Pile Driver’s’ drums should come with a rebate against the $1000 you spent on your copy of Salt’s ‘Hung Up.’” A back-handed compliment? We think not. Now-Again is happy to represent both master and publishing for Dennis The Fox’s quirky masterwork.