- Audio CD (October 8, 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Red Int / Red Ink
- ASIN: B00006JOC8
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Lang's recent CDs and live concert tour performances proves he can rock with the best of them. In a rock & roll rite of initiation, he recently opened up for the Rolling Stones in their NYC concert and later jammed with them during their encore. He's no longer "the kid". Welcome Mr Jonny Lang!
This CD immediately proved that Jonny Lang can sing AND play guitar. Lang's talent does not get lost in overproduction and his simpler and more pure form of electric and acoustic blues is highly evident. Two of my favorite tracks on this CD, "Changes" and "E-Train" are written by Ted "Lightnin' Boy" Larsen who also plays guitar and does background vocals. The acoustic and electric synergy between Lang and Larsen (and the rest of the Big Bang) is very highly charged and unfortunately unmatched on Lang's subsequent CDs since the Big Bang band doesn't perform on Lang's other CDs.
Lang's seemingly aged voice never made him sound like a kid, but age and experience will no doubt, only add more credibility to this young man's blues and lyrics. His already awesome guitar playing will only get better with more experience.
As fans, we can really enjoy the process..and this great CD.
That said, this album of Jonny in his younger days is still better than most of what is coming onto the market these days. Smokin' is enjoyable listening, if nothing else. If you're like me, you'll be happy just to have some new tunes to listen to. If Jonny continues to improve and mature as a blues artist, as I expect he will, anyone who buys this album will be glad to have a piece of his history in the making.
this is good sounds, not hostil or booming. you can hear the words and understand what he sings. he as always has a good band backing him up.
i would buy this again should something happen to the cd that i have now.
P.S. I loaned my CD to a coworker and he lost it, he bought me another. Lol
Some tracks are better than others, DUH ! thats true of every album ever made.
Sure hope another fourteen year old comes along and reignites the Blues in their generation
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This kid is a real guitar prodigy. He makes really good, tight music...bluesy lyrics that display pathos beyond his years.Published on November 19, 2013 by Fred Di Francesco
This item arrived with a crack on the case but the cd inside was is excellent condition. Overall, I would recommend this to another buyer.Published on February 3, 2013 by kfab121
I have enjoyed Jonny's music for awhile now ever since Blues Brothers. This CD was as good. I ordered 2 more I haven't heard. I know I will love them. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by Paloma
I like this CD even better than "Lie to Me", his excellent "debut" - actually this CD predates "Lie to Me" by 1 year. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by J. Bedwell
Jonny rocks the blues as usual. Heard it at a friend's house and had to have it to go w/ my newer Lang cd's.Published on May 8, 2008 by A. Balkun
This album Jonny's first try. I like it but the following four
of his are really great.