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Nazareth return to their blues / rock roots at last!!
on 2 November 2000
At last...Nazareth, after flirting with soul less pop tunes integrating swathes of keyboards and 'catchy' sing-a-long choruses during the 80s have returned with a vengeance to their earthy hard rock roots. This album is a fine epitaph to the much missed and underrated drummer Daryl Sweet, and their finest since the magnificent 'No Mean City'album of 1978. Dan McCafferty's vocals, although sometimes a little suspect in concert, certainly rasps and hollers in true hard-living, whisky drinkin' style throughout Boogaloo. With the funk blues soaked guitars underpinned by the tight pumping rhythm of Agnew and Sweet, Boogaloo straddles the musical heights of early 70's Nazareth. A compendium of styles infuses this record from the straight ahead rockiness of 'Lights Come Down'and 'Open Up Woman' to the funkiness of 'Loverman'and 'Party At The Kremlin' to the balladrey of 'May Heaven Keep You', Boogaloo contains something for all lovers of the classic 70's rock sound. Let us hope that Nazareth will continue despite the loss of Daryl, as Boogaloo provides strong evidence of this highly talented Scottish bands rediscovery of what once made them so popular.