Local guitar legends' eccentric EP a real keeper
Wayne Bledsoe, Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/24/04
Hector Qirko and Terry
Hill, two of Knoxville's guitar legends, teamed up for this addictively
off-the-wall EP. At the time of the collaboration Hill was dying
of liver disease, but it didn't stop him from putting his creative
stamp all over the project. An odd synthesized voice intones commands
while the guitar wizards slide around the opening track. Qirko
puts his own voice on Jimi Hendrix's "If
6 Was 9," while the guitars find licks that Hendrix hadn't found
and HQ Band member Dirk Weddington kicks it on into the next dimension
with some hot sax work. The final song, "Drugs,"
is disorienting and intoxicating without the need of chemicals. It's
too bad that a planned full album wasn't completed before Hill became
too ill to work, but it makes these four tracks all the more precious.