"Freefall" was the Dixie Dregs first record, released in 1977. Overall, many critics consider this album one of the band's best efforts. "Freefall" features a good mix of southern rock, bluegrass and jazz styles but sounds more jazz oriented and funky than other Dixie Dregs recordings. "Refried Funky Chicken" is just that--funky--as guitarist/songwriter Steve Morse makes use of a well-oiled wah-wah pedel throughout the tune. "Holiday" has very fluid, rolling feel with drummer Rod Morgenstein and bassist Andy West providing a very tight rhythm backing. "Moe Down" showcases the southern/pickin' sound that the Dregs practically patented. The CD closes with the quiet and fluid "Northern Lights". For a first album, this one is a killer, one of the Dixie Dregs best.
|Refried Funky Chicken
|Dig The Ditch
|Wages Of Weirdness
|Guitars, Guitar Synthesizer, Banjo
|Electric Violin, Viola, Strings
|Associate Production, Engineering, Mixing
|Road Manager, Know-It-All, Part Time Churl
|Sound Man, Occasional Chrul
|All songs written by Steven J. Morse.
Recorded at Hollywood Sound Recorders.
Digitally remastered at PolyGram Studios.