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I utilize this platform for music reviews mainly and as you can see most reviews are 4-5 stars only. I usually don't review artists and music that do not appeal to my tastes or that I don't plan to add to my collection. I have varied tastes in music. I hope you all enjoy my reviews and maybe I can introduce you to something new that you haven't listened to in the past.
"Pete Brasino has been playing his rock & roll-flavored brand of blues ever since he was in high school. He began to teach himself to play guitar as a 16-year-old and within six months he had become so proficient with the instrument that his classmates dubbed him Guitar Pete — the nickname that would become his performing name."
If you love ZZtop you will love Guitar Pete's "Bad Intentions". The style and vocals remind me of a cross between Frank Zappa, Leslie West and Billy Gibbons, doused in Leslie West/Gibbons guitar licks. Cool tunes.
"A Hiding Place" is the second album from German retro rockers Zodiac, following 2012's well-received "A Bit of Devil".
Full of catchy '70s sounds with the coolest of vocals & ripping guitar playing.
A Hiding Place kicks off rather safely with the upbeat rocker "Downtown", a solid blues rock/classic rock track, a bit laid back to me as compared to the first album's material, but then the band delivers the impeccably crafted seven-minute "Free," with '70s styled blues rock guitars, powerful vocals, & Deep Purplesque influenced Hammond organ swirling about the mix, sure enough to have `future live classic' written all over it.
I just recently came across this performer in my perusing of my internet trail of new and old artists. I can be like a bloodhound when I get on the scent of something good and this album is just that...sooo good!
This Detroit-area guitarist deftly weaves the blues, his guitar soloing carries subtle jazz undertones, restrained without overpowering the vocals which are top notch. He has a John Scofield playing style but likes to mix it up a bit by exploring and interpreting funk, jazz and rock guitar styles. The record is an eclectic collection of all original music that explores many facets of Al-Saadi's influences.
In Guitar World magazine (November 2006) Al-Saadi was… Read more