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.

Wayne Bledsoe, Knoxville News-Sentinel