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I wish music would still sound like this!!
on 8 December 2013
I thought this album was quite fantastic!! Despite being familiar with several Canned Heat songs, this is the first album of theirs I have bought and I was not let down.
Despite only being in my early thirties, I have very little time for the modern "bands" you see in the charts these days, and I use the term "bands" very sparingly, as the days of proper bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin to name but a few who write and perform their own music are long gone. Mostly we see talent-less engineered catalog models with funny haircuts (1D) selling millions of records worldwide leaving us rock music purists wondering why?!?!
Anyway, rant over and back to Canned Heat and if you like the type of bands I have already mentioned (no not 1D) then this album is for you. These tunes are heavily influenced by Mississippi style blues, with that raw 60's rock sound you just don't get anymore, I put this album on and found it extremely likeable and one of the best acquisitions I have made to my collection in many years.
If I could sum up the type of song on the album, it's kind of an early Stones meets the Doors type sound, but as a "very best of" album these tunes really are the cream of the crop. Buy it, you'll leave it on repeat I'm sure!!!