by Walter Price
The Creem Circus boys are back in town, decked out glam and they brought a new video! The clip is for the guitar heavy track “Riff Mountain” and man does it hit the Rock N’ Roll soul in al the Oh Hell Yeah places. Directed by Dominic Episcopo it finds the band in pure 70’s mode as they rip through the centerpiece of their full length Rock And/Or Roll. Not a throwback track but a party and technical celebration of the days when real guitar bands filled the airwaves and rock fashion was outrageously cool igniting imaginations.
You may recall a while back when Creem Circus frontman told me about “Riff Mountain”, ‘Riff Mountain is the name of a DJ’s duo in Philly that spin killer deep-cut 70’s riff-rock…all on vinyl. I was so inspired when I heard them that I wrote them a theme song. I knew the riff had to be mammoth if I were to write a tune called Riff Mountain. I reached deep and pulled out the hardest riffs I could find from the mixed-up, cluttered memory banks of hot guitar riffs that constantly float around in my head. After I had the riff writ, the rest of the tune wrote itself.’ And Chris added about the band, “At this point I’d like to draw attention to the rhythm section; Ben Brower on drums and Kevin Labree on bass. Their playing is flawless and always imaginative on every tune. They both shine on this particular track. And of course no musician can sound amazing with out the right sound and I give full credit to Arik Victor of Creep records for his production and engineering skills on this record. Hi did an amazing job of coming up with a vintage sound with a modern twist. Hats off to Arik!”
So here it is, put the new video in your eyes and tell somebody…
THANKS FOR ROCKIN’