This compilation is the best cross-section of Texas rock since the Woodshock album 25 years ago. It’s like walking down the main drag in Austin on a really good Saturday night with a killer band in every bar. Each band has its own style, but they all rock really hard. They aren’t following trends, but making them. Starts with a string of country rock climaxing with The Hickoid’s tale of a drunken romantic encounter at Tacoland. Then there are three retro bands: Texas Sapphires’ swing arrangement of X, techno primitive analog synth from Pong and 60s garage from The Ugly Beats, who toured with The Cynics. Then hard rock alternates with comic relief for the rest of the album. A great party record. – Shindig Magazine UK
Whorehay Spahn(Radio Free Bakersfield) – “Pure Luck on this week’s show. Man, that’s a song I’d have liked to have written… ”
Robert Góngora – ” Got some HONKY up next off the latest compilation, The Rock Garage: Texas Live Concert Series Vol 1. ” – RadioValencia.com pirate station in San Francisco.