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Pretty flipping good- well worth investigating,
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This review is from: Big Dogz (Audio CD)
Folks, I am not a "committed Nazareth enthusiast" who has everything they have ever recorded and then some. Not that there's anything wrong with that at all, but that's not my perspective. I remember them from the 70s when they had hit singles and got on Top Of The Pops, and I saw this, and saw they were still going, and thought I'd give it a try. With a band that's been going 40+ years that's a bit of a risk- many of them are shadows of their former selves, rerecording their glory days and struggling to write anything new.
WELL NOT THIS LOT.
This is an album of solid hard rock and some gentler numbers. Guitarist Jimmy Murrison (original guitarist Manny Charlton departed in 1990) does a fine job, as does bassist Pete Agnew's son Lee behind the drumkit, original drummer Darrell Sweet having died in 1999. Agnew provides the driving bass lines he always did. At 65, no less, Dan McCafferty still sounds like he gargles with road grit and eats hot coals for breakfast. There are some moving, reflective lyrics about the passage of time which suit a man no longer young.
Five stars are for truly exceptional and indispensable albums and this isn't, but it's good, very good, and the band should be proud of it. The fire still burns. Recommended.