General Gypsy Carns - Gforce

Wednesday 1st January 2003
General Gypsy Carns - Gforce
General Gypsy Carns - Gforce

STYLE: Blues
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

I am not sure how he’s achieved it but 2002’s ‘G Force’ turns up the musical heat. GGC furiously deals with the deception of UFOs and learns a spiritual lesson on “Roswell”, sings of the lordship of Christ on “Master J” and pays tribute to his wife on “English Rose”. “Santify’d News” reminds us that “if we repent, he will forgive” and there’s a foreboding intensity captured in the spiritual picture painted in “Wailin’ Wall”. He changes down for the acoustic but equally insightful “Stock Market Blues” which pulls no punches. He may live in Nashville these days but his music is the complete antithesis of the majority of the safe, packaged and spiritually dull bright pop that emanates from the city’s CCM labels. If you’re looking for something radical or you’re simply a blues fan you absolutely have to check out General Gypsy Carns and his modern day Blind Willie Johnson meets Howlin’ Wolf approach to authentic blues music. Imagine Kaiser or Mansfield with added fire and you get close to Teh General's powerfully passionate, prophetic music.

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