United States Mountain Biking
Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer
Jeff Beck is one of those guitarists that has played with and influenced some of the greatest musicians in the world. He is not in the headlines a lot but that does not stop him from dropping a tasty treat for the musically minded individual
When I was 15 years old I was introduced his music from my guitar teacher. Blow by Blow released in 1975. Blues? Jazz? Good god, does it matter. Screaming guitar with thoughts of their being no box. Progressive Blues Jazz Rock. Let’s call it that. Scatterbrain will scream at you and when you hear it, you will go, yes, that IS what scatterbrain is.
Some 41 years later, he has released yet another gem. Rosie Bones on vocals takes Beck’s raw sounding guitar and slices with an equivalent edge. It fits.
This album is Jeff Beck’s attempt at a statement album. Of course, these days it is not surprising everyone has something to say. I say what better format than music. After all, black flag, sex pistols, X, and a lot of other bands made careers out of make a “Statement”. I am not against it in this day and age. After all living 72 years, I could imagine the man has something to say. Best of all he says most of it with is guitar.
One of the best thing about this album is it is both familiar yet new. The vocals from Rosie Bones and the rest of the band, enhances and introduces another level of modern and classic and forms a wall of sound that is energetic, lively and makes you want to listen to more.
I always listen to things three times before I form an opinion.
When I hope on my bike, turn up the music and get to listen to some of the best sounds made, I just dig being out with heart pumping sounds. This is no exception.