LAKE - Wings Of Freedom

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Mad As Hell | Autor: AT

Lake are among the few German bands that could celebrate success in the USA, which is not least due to the international sound of the band. But also in Germany the guys shot hits like "On The Run" or "Time Bomb", which are still played in mainstream radio today. Guitarist Alex Conti has recorded the current CD (16-page booklet, Liner Notes: Uli Twelker) with Ian Cussick, Mickie Stickdorn, Holger Trull and Jens Skwirblies, who deliver a perfect, sometimes too smooth sound. While "Passionate Eyes" is reminiscent of the Doobie Brothers at the end of the seventies, "Die Just A Little" is rocked, with the skilful vocal movements coming to the fore. Funk rock ("Stone Crazy"), funny blues jazz ("Ted Nugent And The Gunner's Blues"), a rock ballad ("Gin And Tonic") and straight rock ("Nineteen Sixties Man") stand for the variety that Lake productions in the seventies rather lacked. In comparison to other "old" groups who try it again, Lake has much more momentum and fun.

Top Track: Passionate Eyes

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