VDELLI - Live & On Fire

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Jazzhaus | Autor: ML

The fact that this trio around singer/guitarist Michael Vdelli is a hammer live is known to everyone who has ever experienced the Australians in a club. Fortunately they are often enough present on local stages. As energetic blues rockers with a penchant for ZZ-Top-Boogie, they naturally didn't reinvent the wheel here, but that doesn't mean that their vehicle wouldn't run smoothly. Even if the old cart was set on fire like on the cover. Trigger for this fire could be virtually any of the 15 tracks presented here. Beside the already mentioned band name giver one should not leave unmentioned the absolutely tight rhythm crew, bassist Leigh Miller and drummer Ric Whittle. The only small shortcoming of this live record: that you immediately get thirsty for beer when you enjoy it. To say: As good as "Live & On Fire" is, it doesn't replace a visit to a Vdelli gig, even if this album recorded in their Australian homeland booms out of the speakers with plenty of power and crystal clear (as far as this is necessary and possible with dirty blues rock).

Top track: Boogie Sea

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