BLACK TO BLUES by BLACK STONE CHERRY (Covers EP)

It was the cover of Albert King’s Born Under a Bad Sign that sold me this EP, but the rest of it is darn good, too. The vocals are strong and the guitarwork is molten lava. There’s not too many bands who are making real cock rock anymore–blazing solos that stretch on through bluesy chords, backed by live drums and bass that can turn the pacing on a dime…This is music you close your eyes to and shake your head, pound your dashboard and just get lost.

They kick it off with a Howlin’ Wolf cover, then go to Muddy’s “Champagne and Reefer,” kick through Freddie King, back to Muddy, and then they get to the best cover on the record–Bad Sign. Fucking amazing. The closer, a third Muddy Waters song, is hard to focus on when they’re done. But it’s great, too.

Great stuff!

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