Delectric comes on strong with this debut release, not surprising when you know the history of the members of the band.All of the musicians are members of bands that are doing well in the San Francisco bay area. On this album we are treated to some great blues swing style tunes, as in the song "You Run Your Mouth (I'll Run My Mouth)" with some excellent bass riffs and a swinging melody.Another good swing tune is "Cat Squirrel" with some great finger picking guitar work from Ted Savarese. The listener is also treated to classic tunes like the well loved "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor" that features some fancy fret work on bass by Allen Whitman. Then there is the amazingly vibrant rendition of the Robert Johnson tune, "From Four Till Late" that Delectric gives a "live" feel to. This band has worked very hard to put together an album of blues music.The album is well done both with the instrumentation and vocals.They have included many styles within the blues genre, and all are performed meticulously. If you have an interest in the blues genre, then chances are this album has something that will be attractive to you. The most important aspect of the album is that this music is all formed around a genre that has been reformulated by so many it is very difficult to find a band that will have a real originality. Delectric has succeeded in bringing an originality to this genre, without losing the essential feel of the music. After all blues is the music from the inner artist, and the music the listener hears on this album has is as much a revelation as anyone can wish to experience. As a great musician once asked, "Are you experienced?". If not, then experience this one and you will be.
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AllMusic Review by Larry Belanger