Hugh Laurie is best known for his superb acting in “House”, but there’s a lot more to this Englishman than meets the eye: along with his love for motorcycles and motorcycle racing, he has a passion for the old blues. He wants others to understand and love this genre too, which has resulted in this album.
The album is stained with tobacco, sweat and whisky, as Laurie and his cohorts play song after song involving various topics of that period. It is startling and jaw-dropping. While one is aware of Laurie’s talent (he played piano on a song on Meat Loaf’s “Hang cool teddy bear”), it is now apparent is a great deal more talented than that. He’s also gotta lotta soul…
This is a superb piece of work that deserves a great deal more promotion. If this is how blues is revived, then count me in! Play it again, Hugh…
Nick van der Meulen
In his show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 24 May David Randall played a further selection of artists and albums included in the new Features series, “2020 Vision”.
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Featured Albums w/c 25 May (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 FM Synchronized (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 THE ROCKET DOLLS The Art Of Disconnect (indie)
14:00-16:00 BEN KUNDER Searching For The Stranger (indie)
Power Plays w/c 11 May (Mon-Fri)
THE MERCY KILLS Alone (Golden Robot Records)
DEAD REYNOLDS By Your Side (indie)
THE JAILBIRDS Watery Grave (Golden Robot Records)
ALI MASS & MICKY MOODY These Times (Last Man Music)
MASSIVE WAGONS Bangin In Your Stereo (Earache)
UDO We Are One (AFM Records)
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