I was not feeling overly adventurous when I randomised this evening’s selection and grabbed this safely stashed away 2LP set. I needn’t have worried - it’s actually a crackingly good, and thoroughly engaging set of stonking old school blues songs.
A criminally underappreciated band that I simply couldn't (perhaps can't) get enough of. Peter Perrett's fragile, vulnerable, between-keys voice is stunningly authentic and matched for uniqueness and virtuosity by John Perry's amazing fret work.
I’ll be honest, I’m really not sure if I like this or not? As I’ve always proclaimed I’m not really a lyrics man. While there are great songs throughout, and the production is stunning, sometimes I’d wish he’d just shut the fuck up!
Nitin Sawhney's first record, which I encountered at the end of last century, was a game changer for me. Jeff Beck covered the track "Nadia" from that album a year or two later and it was soon after this that I joined the "Shut Up and Listen" group on the strength of that one song.