Album: Moreland & Arbuckle, Just a Dream (Telarc)
Sunday 02 October 2011
Blues in its relationship with grunge: slow, turbid, distorted, soulful, dynamic – a seam mined by ZZ Top, when they're so disposed. Jimmy Page, too.
Moreland plays (filthy) guitar, Arbuckle sings and wails harp. They have a drummer and assorted mates who guest, including the great Steve Cropper. Repetition is king, mutation its heir. Tom Waits' "Heartattack and Vine" gets a run-out and, if you know that small masterpiece, then you'll know the M&A vibe. Love it too, probably.
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