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4.0 out of 5 stars Glamorous but not glam rock, 22 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Affinity (Audio CD)
Female vocalists were a rarity on the early seventies rock circuit but Linda Hoyle, with her soulful jazzy voice was perfect for the jazz rock (or is it rock/jazz) of Affinity. Ably supported with a keyboard, guitar, bass and percussion line up, the band have put together a seven track debut/sole album, mainly consisting cover tracks, the best of these being the opener 'I am and so are you' and the twelve minute version of '....watchtower', which I prefer to Hendrix's version, much jazzier with some excellent keyboard and wah-wah guitar, plus unlike Jimi, Linda can sing. However the real highlight is the two self penned tracks, 'Night life' and 'Three sisters' are so good it makes you wonder why they didn't write more.
The bonus tracks are generally alright, one or two recordings leave a bit to be desired quality wise.
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Initial post: 8 Jun 2012 22:53:09 BDT
H. Turnbull says:
Woah!! Unlike Jimi, she can sing!! I'm very suprised no one else has added a comment to the effect that you do not on any account make a slur on the genius that is Hendrix. Call yourself a music fan - shame!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2014 13:04:18 BDT
nemos says:
remember that " all along the watchtower" is a Bob Dylan tune who is also a genius, though i can't stand his voice!
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