Pocket Rockets

Bad To Worse

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This is the blues as it comes direct down the road from Memphis. It is raw and unfiltered and powered by the sheer joy of the music. The vocals and harp work of Blind Mississippi Morris also invigorate this disc. The band stands rock solid behind him, giving him that solid foundation to soar from, and they achieve that delicate balance of strong support without getting in his way. The band has written 12 of the 13 cuts on the album, and they stand up to hard listening. Some of the songs have that necessary feel to become classic benchmark blues numbers. Listen to "Hurry Sundown" and "Hwy" and they have that quality of unfamiliar familiarity. The band also does a strong job on Willie Dixon's "Built for Comfort," with a nice arrangement by Brad Webb, who handles the guitar and slide guitar work on the disc. There is good production work done here as the sound holds the band's strong, primitive sound without straying into the cheap or fuzzy. A very strong outing makes one look forward to more from the group.

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