Big Al is telling it like it is. And who would know better? Playing guitar as a small baby, rocking out in the sixites while in high school, twenty-plus years with NRBQ, and then Nashville. Currently, he has a band called, the World Famous Headliners. He is the Stratocaster super-hero, who can be an all-out rocker, a sweet and/or soulful singer, a good ol’ country boy from Connecticut, and a guy who can put over songs as different as, I Love Air Conditioning and Get Rhythm.
It scared a lot of people when it first hit town
They didn’t understand it, they were puttin’ it down
But it’s lasted up until today
And we’re still rockin’ around
And when they look back and try to figure it out
Where it came from and what it’s all about
It didn’t come from Outer Space
It came from the South
This is from his album, Pay Before You Pump, which also has a song that captures a time that will never come again, called Bang, Bang, Bang. Al Anderson is a hero for us all, telling us with his lyrics and his soloing what rock and roll, in particular, and just about everything else is.