World Gone Crazy [VINYL]
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Sounding unmistakeably like the Doobies of old but at the same time notably flexing their muscles in fresh musical directions, "World Gone Crazy" is the work of a band showing few discernible signs of ageing despite a career spanning a remarkable forty years.
"Nobody" is a muscular reworking of the band's first ever single; this time you can hear the rhythm section. "Old Juarez" sounds like something Carlos Santana might have dashed off back in the days before he became satisfied with simply being a guest on his own albums, while Willie Nelson duets on "I Know We Won", one of several touching Pat Simmons ballads on offer. Tom Johnston delves deep into the blues for "Law Dogs" and "New York Dream" and, heavens, were those really Caribbean rhythms on the gospel-flavoured "A Brighter Day"?
The band's most successful period coincided with the arrival of Michael McDonald in the mid-seventies, leading to a succession of outstanding albums spawning some of their biggest hits, commencing with 1976's "Takin' It To The Streets" and continuing through 1980's "One Step Closer". McDonald's rollicking piano style and unmistakeably soulful vocals took the band in an altogether jazzier, R&B, direction, away from its country rock origins. And although, following an extended and enforced absence through illness, the returning Johnston led the reformed Doobies back whence they came, there are distinct traces of the McDonald era in evidence here, such as the rousing piano flourishes on the title track.Read more ›
The BBC critic is obviously jealous (and annoyed that the Doobies dared to criticise 'critics') This poor deluded lad needs an education in good music and manners. Slating them for daring to get old is just a bit puerile and extremely rude.
There are certain songs that really just jump right out and say "OK, that's the Doobie Brothers and that's the kind of music they make together." Then there are other tunes that you go "Hmm...that's the Doobie Brothers but that's a different kind of song for them to be doing!" For example Track 9 Old Juarez is so Latin it could be Carlos Santana!
All in all an outstanding Album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still revealing much of the power and drive of their earlier works.Published 3 months ago by Stephen Wish
I thought this was a good cd well worth buying some decent songs I have come to expect from the band I hope they keep going ( good enough for the rolling stones )Published 10 months ago by michael m
I fell out of love with the DBs after Michael McDonald jumped on board and took them away on the Soul Train. Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2011 by Sharky
At last, a Doobies CD that knows where it's going. The songs are superb and performances beyond reproach. Recommended for all those Doobie Brother fans out there.Published on 13 Jun. 2011 by diesel
The Doobies were the epitome of the free wheeling West Coast sound of the 70's, and this is their first album for 10 years.
It was certainly worth the wait. Read more
So nice to hear some real music again, along with great voices. Music you can listen to any where anytime.Published on 28 Dec. 2010 by Ginger Nut
Doobie Brothers - World Gone Crazy (Eagle)
It's like punk never happened. The Doobies started out as a serious Californian rock outfit, with plenty of great tunes custom built... Read more
Well done the Doobie's I Just love this album, plenty of catchy tunes and melodies, makes a change from so many highly anticipated and much hyped newly released albums, from new... Read morePublished on 24 Dec. 2010 by K. Buxton