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A Rousing Stomping Blues Album!,
This review is from: You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks (Audio CD)
This is a great blues album from Seasick Steve, beginning with the introspective and quiet 'Treasures'. Then the fun begins. The title track is a real stomper with heavy blues slide guitar. 'Burnin' Up' is surely one of Steve's best songs and reminds me of John Lee Hooker - it begins quietly and conversationally then develops into this wonderful toe-tapping number. 'Don't Know Why She Love Me But She Do' is a rhythm-driven masterpiece (the percussion on this album is superb) a bit like early Led Zeppelin complete with slide guitar. 'Have Mercy On The Lonely' and Whiskey Ballad' are on the quieter side, then 'Back In The Doghouse' comes bursting in with thumping drums and electric slide. And it goes on! There is not a duff track on this album; Steve's vocals are terrific - I'll stick my neck out and say this is the best album he has ever released. Boy can he rock! This deserves to be a massive hit and is one of the best things I've heard all year. Highly recommended.