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70's Rockers Rejoice,
This review is from: Chickenfoot III (MP3 Music)
The subject matter on many of these songs is a bit darker/serious and more complex than their first release but the hook and groove on most of the tracks curls the lip and makes the head nod. The guys really visit their roots and it shows in many of the riffs Joe has provided. Backup vocals with Michael seem to be focal point throughout as well which is fine by me. Production is slick and polished. Tracks that shine are "3 1/2 letters" (spoken word which jumps off the beaten path a bit but really connects Sammy's voice has held up remarkably well for all the years of belting it but it does seem a bit strained a time or two. Joe is Joe, bow down and grovel. "Dubai Blues" is straight up taught by pros, listen and learn. "BigFoot" in non-complicated fun. "Up Next" awesome hook and Joe's solo brings back a lot of good memories and makes me smile. Know that every track isn't a headbanger's wet dream, the "Foot" show a mature tempo on a lot of the tracks. If you are expecting something new and completely different pick it up someday but if you are a fan of Sammy and boys that make up the "Foot" this album will not disappoint.