A Southern Californian band who blow in the style of say the Allman Brothers/Stevie Ray with a hint of Free but without the cliché’s. AGB are a gloriously Retro Rock Blues band who on the evidence of this album just love playing their enduring blend of full on Rocking blues.
There’s nothing remotely new about any of these seven tracks but once you pop the CD on your player, you are transported to the world of a club residency where the usual trio format is augmented by the mighty Hammond of Steve Utsein. The B3 shines on the funky Albert Collins piece, “Beginning To Wonder” while Green comes to the fore with his slide guitar on “Say What You Want”
Alastair’s steely licks also penetrate the funky blues of “Say What You Want”, and the Latin groove of “Afro Blue”.
Too often nowadays albums are either over produced or are totally bereft of
any production, making for a lack of feel. This live set is an undiluted document
of a quality club band teaming with fat toned solo’s, playing growling
rock blues at its best, and they deliver moments of restrained inspiration.
As I said the best in Southern Rock from South Cal.
Here are some audio clips:
|Beginning To Wonder|
|Say What You Want|
Alastair was no 7 in the May 2004 playlist
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