STYLE: Blues RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2282- LABEL: Freedom FRD3421 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
Rob Frazier's main claim to fame is that he was the original lead singer for Petra back in the 1970s, but life didn't stop for him musically after he left. Over 20 years later, this collection of blues/rock material shows he's not ready for the carpet slippers and zimmer frame just yet. Rob's fellow Farmers are Peter Shurley, who sure knows how to make his blues harp wail, and Adam Lester, whose lead guitar work is also pretty hot, and collectively they've composer credits on all the tracks except one. The exception is The Bob Marley/Curtis Mayfield fusion of "One Love/People Get Ready", which sticks out like a sore thumb. The Farmers work best when it's mean and swampy 12-bar blues comin' at ya; more of that and less of the ballads and soul/reggae, and it would've been at least two squares better...
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