Rhythm Devils, The


Band members                              Related acts

- Jordan Amarantha --

- Greg Errico -- 

- Mickey Hart -  drums, percussion

- Mike Hinton -- 

- Bill Kreutzmann --  drums, percussion

- Phil Lesh - bass

- Jim Loveless --

- Airto Morierea --

 

 

- The Grateful Dead

- Mickey Hart (solo efforts)

 

 

 


 

Genre: progressive 

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  The Rhythm Devils Play River Music

Company: Passport

Catalog: PB--9844

Year: 1980

Country/State: US

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: still in shrink wrap (opened)

Available: 1

Catalog ID: 4444

Price: $30.00

 

 

If you're looking at this then you already know that 1980's "The Rhythm Devils Play River Music" is incidental music originally composed for Francis Ford Capolla's film "Apocalypse Now".  An all instrumental and largely percussive set, this is essentially the film's soundtrack.  Written by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, Mike Hinton and Brazilian artist Airto Moriera, the eleven tracks are all mildly entertaining, though the album is probably something to be admired more as a technical accomplishment than something you'll want to slap on and boogie to late at night.  Having seen the film a couple of times I can attest to the fact that tracks such as 'The Beast', 'Steps' and 'Napalm for Breakfast' (great song title) do a good job of capturing the film's dark and suffocating aura, but I doubt anyone will want to feature this at their wedding.

 

"The Rhythm Devils Play River Music" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Compound (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 3:17

2.) Trenches (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 3:52

3.) Street Gang (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 2:14

4.) The Beast (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 4:12

 

(side 2)
1.) Steps (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 2:26

2.) Tar (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 1:38

3.) Lance (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) -2:50

4.) Cave (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 5:55

5.) Hell's Bells (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 3:29

6.) Kurtz (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 4:49

7.) Napalm for Breakfast (instrumental)    (Mickey Hart - Mike Hinton - Airto Morierea) - 3:25

 

 

 

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