Sony Music Special Products' Rebel Rock contains ten Southern rock, blues-rock and rebel country hits from the Columbia/Epic vaults (with the exception of one or two cuts licensed from Arista Records). Since the resulting disc runs from the mid-'70s to the mid-'80s, it's a little uneven -- the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Teflon-slick "Tuff Enuff" and Gregg Allman's Reagan-era anthem "I'm No Angel" don't necessarily jibe with grittier '70s fare -- but there are no outright dogs anywhere on the disc, which may make it worthwhile for budget-minded listeners. Among the featured artists are the Charlie Daniels Band ("South's Gonna Do It Again"), Molly Hatchet ("Stone in Your Heart"), the Dickey Betts Band ("Rock Bottom"), Barefoot Jerry ("Two Mile Pike"), New Riders of the Purple Sage ("Panama Red"), Stevie Ray Vaughan ("Change It") and Wet Willie ("Street Corner Serenade").
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine