Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Universal | Autor: WT

When a cult label like Chess Records is revived after almost 40 years, there must be a good reason for it. That's exactly what Dr.Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson and The Who singer Roger Daltrey delivered - with an album that all friends of British power R&Bs and pub rock will enjoy. The story behind it is less pleasing: Johnson is looking forward to death after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and thank God he still found the time for this collaboration. Ten of the eleven songs were written by him, including Feelgood days "All Through The City", "Keep It Out Of Sight" and the title song from the 1978 album of his band Solid Senders "Everybody's Carrying A Gun" and the 80s songs "Ice On The Motorway" and "I'm Going To Keep It To Myself". This is accompanied by the Dylan cover "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window". Highlight is the so far unreleased and never live played ballad "Turned 21". There is no weak piece on the album, the two old masters present themselves in great form. Which is why this disc is also available as a vinyl and download edition. Top track: Turned 21

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