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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Henry Vestine & The Heat Bros 2002 I Used To Be Mad! (But Now I'm Half Crazy)

Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:54:03
Size: 123,67 MB

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Henry Vestine (Guitar)
Mike 'The Mouth' Halby (Guitar Vocals on 5, 6, 11)
Ernie Rodriguez (Bass Guitar, Vocals on 2, 4, 9, 12)
Fito de la Parra (Drums, Piano on Track 3)
Ricky Kellogg (Harmonica, Lead Vocals on Tracks 1,10)

Review by Glenn Astarita

Guitarist Henry Vestine gained notoriety through his on-again, off-again tenure with boogie rockers Canned Heat. Recorded after a 1981 tour of Australia and New Zealand, Vestine and members of Canned Heat entered a studio in New Zealand to record this affair. But the tapes were shelved for two decades. Yet at the behest of Canned Heat vocalist James Thornbury and a South African fan, this 2002 production marks Vestine's first solo recording. And while the hard-living artist passed away in 1997, these tracks duly intimate his ballsy chops and firmly implanted blues roots.

The musicians work through soul-drenched rock numbers and a garage band-type rendition of "Johnny B. Goode," amid a straightforward version of the Canned Heat hit "Let's Work Together." However, one of the highlights features Vestine's soloing on the walking blues-type motif titled "Loquisimo," which is a piece that signifies one of the guitarist's several nicknames. Overall, Vestine's gritty and altogether animated line of attack is prominently displayed, although many of these tracks suffer from a lack of distinction.


01 - Dust My Broom 04:35

02 - Searchin For My Baby 03:01

03 - Sunflower Blues 02:42

04 - Johnny B. Goode 03:31

05 - Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do) 04:18

06 - High School Dance 03:27

07 - Loquisimo 07:23

08 - The Stumble 03:21

09 - Let's Work Together 03:26

10 - I Need $100 05:18

11 - Kings Of The Boogie 03:22

12 - On The Road Again 05:07

13 - Lsd Boogie 04:32

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1 comment:

Rebecca Davis said...

Thanks for featuring Henry Vestine! Always great to see this amazing guitarist remembered.

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