The Blues Band - Scratchin' On My Screen

Friday 4th January 2002
The Blues Band - Scratchin' On My Screen
The Blues Band - Scratchin' On My Screen

STYLE: Blues
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 3317-3906
LABEL: 1205HYP
FORMAT: CD


Reviewed by Tony Cummings

IN THE MAINSTREAM

The boozey, swaggering, pub-blues sound of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness and friends may not be the purist's idea of the best blues. But these performances recorded live in the early months of 2000 capture all the gutsy thrust of the band with Dave Kelly's searing slide and Paul Jones' surprisingly good mouth harp among the standouts. Personally I prefer the original versions of the songs (you can't be the originals of "I'm Your King Bee", "Lonely Avenue", etc) but it's intriguing to hear believer Paul in full flow on "Jesus On The Mainline".

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