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on 12 May 2013
'You Had It Coming' is an astonishing piece of work.Combining elements of techno,heavy metal,blues and Indian melody this is an album of such irresistible punch and drive that it resembles a musical runaway freight train. A million miles away from the jazz rock of 'Blow by Blow', 'You had it Coming' impresses with its stripped down sound,disciplined arrangements and playing.Having little in the way of soft edges, this platter may be too energetic and single-minded some.But for others, like me, it's very energy and the sense of risks being taken, makes it required listening.
I loved the beautiful 'Nadia;where Jeff uses his whammy bar and volume swells to achieve a violin like fluidity on the guitar.The reworking of the old fave 'Rollin' and Tumblin''reminds us that it is possible to revamp old blues tunes without losing their essence. Guitarists seeking further thrills should look out for 'Loose Cannon'
yet another textbook example of how Jeff can wrench emotion and the most unlikely of effects out of a guitar.
At 37 + mins, not the longest album around, but it's all good stuff. Recommended.