Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Jazzhaus | Autor: AT

After his last outstanding album "Sticks And Stones", which was three years ago, singer and guitarist Eric Sardinas and his combo Big Motor are delivering new material again. Of course, everything takes place in the blues context, with the musician using an electrically amplified dobro to implement his sound ideas. Like on the last album with "Burning Love", he pays homage to his idol Elvis Presley with a successful and hard cover version ("Trouble"). He also plays danceable blues rock ("Long Gone"), a very hard version ("Tell Me You're Mine"), midtempo blues ("How Many More Years"), offensive rock with bluesy overtones ("Boomerang") and acoustic blues ("Morning Glory"). Although his vocals seem to match the style at first glance, he sings too pressed and direct, similar to Brian Johnson of AC/DC. Also the production was "pimped up" too hard regarding the frequency responses, whereby the existing dynamic shades were lost. Except for the mentioned deficits a solid album.

Top Track: Boomerang

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