Dogfeet

Dogfeet

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In the brief liner notes to the CD reissue of this 1970 rarity, the comparison is made between Dogfeet and early Fleetwood Mac. While there is some rough similarity in Dogfeet's use of moody songs that are bluesy without sticking to stock blues-rock progressions, there's a long distance between this and the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac. Mostly that's because Dogfeet don't have anywhere near as distinctive a songwriting voice as Green (nor do they have anywhere near as good a singer as Green was, or a guitarist as good as Green or even Danny Kirwan was, though that's another story). It's not poor, but it's not too good either, with songs that are lyrically blunt and unimpressive. Some introspective, almost ballad-like interludes with echoed vocals also can't fail to recall early Fleetwood Mac's quietest moments. Some Santana influence also creeps into numbers like "Reprise," though Santana themselves were influenced by early Fleetwood Mac, so maybe that's just a part of that circle. The CD reissue on Kissing Spell adds a few demos along with a couple of long live cuts from 1991 (including an 11-minute cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile") that are an unpleasant indulgence to endure.

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