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Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Dirty Dave Osti - Rare Tracks (CD)
Dirty Dave has previously released a
couple of really great blues rock albums, so what good would actually a
"rare tracks" compilation do? Well, quite a lot it seems. Rare
Tracks proves to be a damn fine "could easily have been a
legit" album. Consistent in both sound and style. It kicks off with the
instrumental blues rocker Grooveyard Ride followed by the southern
rock sounding Louisiana Outlaw with a bunch of cool slide licks and
fitting raspy vocals. Blur The Lines kicks it into riff mode, with
some cool bluesy sections. In The Wind kicks it up a notch in
tempo, but both the riffs and the blues are still there. A cool instrumental
tune, where my only critique would be that it actually does lack some vocals
in the empty spots. Bastard is a cool acoustic number leading into
another cool bluesy melodic semi-ballad. Up next is a kick-ass cover of ZZ
Top's El Diablo, from the sadly overlooked Tejas album.
Without going into each track, let me just say, even though this is
"just" a compilation of leftover tracks, it's a damn good one! Janne Stark