"Lovers of the jangling guitar and wide-open sound of the band's 'electric Americana' will be well rewarded by the album's surprising subtlety. While hearing it through for the first time, my over-riding thought was that they must be a really impressive live act, too. I really hope the album and the band get some wide recognition."
"Playing it safe for most bands usually means churning out uninspired fodder, but in the case of Kansas City's Rockhill, this rule need not apply . . . without a doubt, this should leave the contemporary rock fan craving more."
“The band has bluesy, mid-'60s pop (the Animals, Sir Douglas Quintet) down cold, and with two-minutes-and-change transistor-radio-ready tunes such as "I Want You" from longtime KC guitarist Gary Paredes they play it straight.
Still, the strength of the CD comes from moments of complication in the lyrics. "Shelter From the Storm" (She is his springtime in the winter/He is her shelter in the storm), from another veteran KC guitarist, Phil Neal, starts out as a Mellencamp tale of suburban boy and small-town girl but ends with the couple holding onto each other for comfort amid the uncertainties of hearing their grown children laugh at what Dad and Mom don't understand. Neal's "Drumbeat of War," a Phil Ochs anthem-in waiting, laments the sons and daughters dying in the desert but states bluntly, it's quite a sacrifice they're making for me and you. Two songs, including Osburn's bittersweet "Fool for You," loll in the solace of just curling up on the sofa.