This summer is slowly winding down, but there's still time for some muscle car classic rock courtesy of the previously featured Jerry Doucette. The Douce Is Loose, Jerry's second album, was produced by John Ryan and engineered by Bill Drescher at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California. The musical line-up was Doucette on lead vocals and lead and rhythm guitars, Duris Maxwell on drums, Donnie Cummings on bass, Mark Olson on keyboards and Ira Hirschel on synthesizer. Peter Hoorelbeke (of Rare Earth) is also credited as playing the drums on the first track, "Run Buddy Run".
For the most part, The Douce Is Loose sheds the smoother soul influence evident on the first album and sticks to meat and potatoes rock like "Run Buddy Run," an upbeat number with tons of soloing on both guitar and synths. The ballad "Dear Father" is kind of mawkish, lyrically, but slowly builds up to a satisfyingly bombastic crescendo. And "All Over Me" is another heavy tune with a real early Van Halen thing going on.
All Over Me