King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Black Oak Arkansas captures the group's performance at the 1976 Reading Festival, where they ran through a familiar set of hits and covers, including "Hot & Nasty," "Great Balls of Fire, " "Maybe I'm Amazed, " "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, " "Fist Full, " "When the Band Was Shakin' All Over" and "Jim Dandy to the Rescue." It's a competent performance, but it isn't particularly distinctive, as the band lacks the sufficient energy to make this rock as hard as it should. For collectors, it's an interesting item, but it's not essential.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine