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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fred & The Healers 2001 Electerrified

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:57:05
Size: 130,48 MB



Frédéric Lani (guitars, vocals)
Axel Muller (drums)
Jérome Boquet (rythm guitar)
Papy X (bass guitar)


Pieter van Bogaert (organ)
Dave Reniers (harp)
Pascale Michiels & Chantal Willie (backing vocals)

The status that El Fish enjoys in Flanders, that of the most interesting young blues band, has been reserved in the South of the country for some years already and with as big a margin to Fred & his Healers. But where El Fish is always smuggling influences from outside into the blues repertoire, Frédéric Lani and his troup are being much more "good boys", colouring well within the lines of the blues idiom. On opening track "Stayin' Out" it goes "Old-fashioned blues, is not useless. You know we're here to stay, it's not 'cause we're grotesque. Make people feel good, don't tell them no lie. You know we're here to stay, let's have another try".

Fred is first and foremost a phenomenal blues guitarist, constantly on the lookout for a moment in each song to start freaking out over the full length of his guitar neck. But on this third CD Electerrified, much more work has gone into the variation and structure of the songs - there is but one cover on it - which leads them from hard boogie and rocking blues à la Johnny Winter or Rory Gallagher to sad bluespop à la Stevie Ray Vaughn. This variation is highly beneficial to the CD and as Fred rightly said in interviews promoting the album "it is varied but homogeneous, with less space for "guitar heroism" ... Our playing has become more mature. We have tried to get rid of all parasites in our music, to get to the heart of it and concentrate really on composition and writing. Electerrified is our most finished album up to now."

The vocal parts are of a lesser quality, still, and they clearly demonstrate that this ain't no band of coloured folk from the Mississippi delta playing, but white bums from somewhere just South of Brussels. (


01 - Stayin' Out 03:34

02 - Walkin' Down Town 03:42

03 - The Wrong Side 03:36

04 - At Home Last Night 04:47

05 - Sacred Ground 03:28

06 - Thanks For The Snack 04:03

07 - The Devil's Cry 07:06

08 - I'm Back 03:12

09 - Tell Me 03:53

10 - Well But Tired 04:14

11 - Watcha Wanna Do 03:38

12 - The Parking Rider 03:45

13 - Will I Ever Know ? 04:14

14 - Don't Forget Me 03:53

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