"Light My Fire"
The Firebirds, 196?
got to respect a band who picks a theme and sticks with it. It's a good
way to mask the fact that your band has no talent. Oh, and a great album
cover photo never hurt either. The hook for the record is an instrumental
cover of the Door's 'Light My Fire," followed by the Firebirds (not be
confused with the modern-day British rockabilly band) trying to do their
best Hendrix-inspired psychedelic blues/rock guitar jams, but it
just comes off as soul-less, campy noise...but did we mention the great
cover photo? A woman in a red dress engulfed in flames...hot, with a capitol
H. Following their theme they also have songs called "Warm Up" (which is
the last song on the album) and "Gypsy Fire." Besides the "fire" tunes
they also have one gem called "Free Bass" which is something you don't
hear on most classic rock albums...a three minute bass solo! The album
also promised songs like "Free Drum" and "Free Fuzz," but alas, they are
nowhere to be found on the record. That's quite all right, though...it
gives us more of a reason to stare at the cover photo.