"Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" is dumb. Defiantly dumb, even. There's not much to the song outside of a pile-driving, pummeling riff, delivered in Rick Derringer's hit version with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, plus some bloozy clichés and a couple of big hooks. Of course, that's all that's really needed for a good rock & roll song -- and that's what "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" is. It's a good, fun rock & roll song. It's not a great song, but it does make for a good record. Derringer's recording was the kind of radio staple that basically didn't encourage covers, outside of the years immediately following its release, when his colleagues Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, and even Suzi Quatro gave it a go. In the decades since, the song has dated a little bit -- it now sounds like the excess of '70s hard rock, impossible to be heard outside of a '70s stadium or classic rock radio -- but as that kind of recording, it's pretty fun.