Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review : Whitford St.Holmes - Reunion

Whitford St.Holmes - Reunion (2016) Mailboat Records
Produced by Brad Whitford / Derek St.Holmes
Tracks : 1.Shapes 2.Tender is the night 3.Rock all day 4.Hot for you 5.Hell is on fire 6.Catch my fall 7.Shake it 8.Gotta keep on movin´ 9.Flood of lies
3 out of 5

These guys don´t need any further introduction, if you don´t know who Brad Whitford or Derek St.Holmes are, you´re probably not into rockmusic at all or have been lying under a stone the past 40 years.
Brad Whitford is the guitarist of Aerosmith and Derek St.Holmes is Ted Nugent´s lead singer on his classic 70´s albums, these two legendary rockers teamed up and released a really great album in the 80´s.
While Joe Perry is playing with Hollywood Vampires and Steven Tyler is about to release his first solo album, Brad Whitford and Derek St.Holmes didn´t hesitate to rock again.
So now they´re back and tried to re-create the sound of their first album from 1981, the new album has the logic title of "Reunion" and even if it´s not the same top quality of as the 1981 album, "Reunion" is still a good record.
They have borrowed a segment of Yardbirds 60´s hit "Shapes of things" on the opening track "Shapes", it´s cool to hear the outro with the violin that bring thoughts to Kansas.
I´m glad they´re back.
Highlights : Flood of lies, Catch my fall
Recommended if you like April Wine, Barry Goudreau, Bachman Turner Overdrive

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