Dick Schory

Runnin' Wild

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Runnin' Wild features many of the same personnel from Schory's earlier albums on RCA. Percussion particularly lends itself to the "scored-for-stereo" purpose of Stereo Action ("The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow"). While most of the album is unexceptional, the title track is a standout, and "Brass Jockeys" is perhaps the ultimate in stereo gimmickry. Simulated horse clops really give the illusion of horses racing around a track, not just passing back and forth from channel to channel. This is not the only example of this, of course, but it may be the most artful, or the first, or at least the most over-the-top. Percussionists and stereophiles will find this album of some interest.