×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

As Phat as It Gets
     

As Phat as It Gets

by Leslie West
 
He's half the man he used to be in terms of mass, but when it comes to rock & roll, just stand back and listen as the master holds court. The man who once recorded an album called The Great Fatsby is back, slimmed down and kicking as hard as ever on tracks like "Palace of the King" and "Allergic." West

Overview

He's half the man he used to be in terms of mass, but when it comes to rock & roll, just stand back and listen as the master holds court. The man who once recorded an album called The Great Fatsby is back, slimmed down and kicking as hard as ever on tracks like "Palace of the King" and "Allergic." West comes out jamming, backed by some pretty familiar names from the lexicon of classic rock, including Joe Lynn Turner, Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown, Popa Chubby, and a little band called the Destroyers, who take time away from their day job playing with a fella named George Thorogood. When West rips into the old blues standard "Stormy Monday," it's take-no-prisoners electric blues, and his covers of "Tequila" and Otis Redding's "Respect" are Mountain-ized. (Speaking of "Respect," it's a little-known fact that West's first group, the Vagrants, had a version of that very same song out on a single in 1969 that was meant to be their key to the big time, but when Atco issued Aretha Franklin's now-legendary version, the Vagrants' record was blasted into obscurity.) "Raw Nerve" rocks with a real Billy Gibbons influence, and "The Cell" is an infectious life-in-prison tune that's meant to be played loud. Actually, the whole album sounds best with the volume knob set at 11. Oh, and if you're looking for blues, there's a ripsnorter penned by Leon Russell called "Me and My Guitar." "As Phat as It Gets" mixes the best elements of Frank Zappa, Black Sabbath, and Mountain into one smoldering tune about weight loss. If you like your rock & roll heavy, this one's for you.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1999
Label:
Lightyear
UPC:
0085365434226
catalogNumber:
54342
Rank:
90608

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leslie West   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Beck   Bass,Drums
Randy Coven   Bass
B.B. King   Bass
Leo Lyons   Bass
Brian Mitchell   Keyboards
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Snare Drums
Kim Simmonds   Guitar
Joe Lynn Turner   Vocals
Popa Chubby   Guitar
Vince Converse   Guitar
Bruce Gillmer   Snare Drums
Alan Miller   Guitar
Wilbur Bascomb   Bass
Jason Cadouye   Keyboards
Mason Casey   Harmonica
Steve Luongo   Snare Drums
Steve Werner   Snare Drums
Bernard Perdie   Drums

Technical Credits

Leslie Weinstein   Producer
Ben Elliot   Producer,Engineer
Ben Elliott   Producer
Vince Kershner   Art Direction
Greg Russell   Art Direction
Rob McNurlin   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews