quinta-feira, 6 de julho de 2017
The Hoochie Coochie Men with Jon Lord
Since leaving Deep Purple John Lord has spent the majority of his time working on his classical projects. The man has talent in those areas, but his hammond organ is what brought him fame with Deep Purple and now with the Hoochie Coochie Men he's back with a blues/rock band.
I have to say that after listening to this album once through I was already so very impressed. It's like all those great blues rock songs of the sixties adn seventies were given a modern day recording and engineering treatment. The sound of the guitars, bass, drums, vocals and of course keyboards all come through in a phenomenal sonic performance.
The songs themselves all come off with the touch of musical expertise and genius that you would expect from people who have been in the business some 30 or 40 years. Tim Gaze's vocals and guitar are the perfect sound for these songs and Bob Daisley's bass shows mood and flavour depending on the requirements of the music. On "Hoochie Coochie Man" the bass sounds as dirty and testosterone pumped as the lyrics. Jimmy Barnes delivers a very sexy and hungry vocal to this song too. There are plenty or organ solos and guitar solos, and for added variety guest vocals including the above mentioned Barnes, as well as Jeff Duff and Ian Gillan, who shows he still has it on the song "If This Ain't the Blues". Jeff Duff does justice to "Twisted System", the whole song very well done with an awesome bass intro.
I could continue to rave about each track but to sum things up this is a very impressive piece of work.