No Freedom Honey
Listening to his new CD, No Freedom, Honey, is to hear the roaring machines in the marrow of Martin Jack Rosenblum's poetry, in the DNA of his consciousness. He recorded it under the name the Holy Ranger, which he describes as a 'mythopoetic entity' he created as a kid. Compounded from his spiritual heritage and western movies, images of the Holy Ranger haunted such poems as 'The Assumption' (1970) and his book The Werewolf Sequence (1974) as 'the archetypal American person.' Dave Luhrssen, Shepherd Express. No Freedom, Honey contains rarities (including two singles), out-takes (versions of songs never before released that were recorded for previous albums)and alternate versions (of songs on previous albums) as well as innovative new material. Produced by Michael Hoffmann, with Victor DeLorenzo of the Violent Femmes on various tracks, this album was released for a concert with Eric Burdon of the Animals fame and then went into limited distribution. Hailed by Dick Dale as a poet's dream with a guitar-driven wake-up call, No Freedom, Honey is a unified collection from previously uncollected works but also contains new songs that appear only on this album.