Got Blooze

Got Blooze

by Leslie West
     
 
Guitar hero Leslie West has issued countless albums over the years, mostly either as a member of Mountain or as a solo artist. But he has never set out to record an album comprised entirely of classic blues rockers. Then 2005's Got Blooze came along. While this sort of thing has been done by countless fellow veteran classic rock acts

Overview

Guitar hero Leslie West has issued countless albums over the years, mostly either as a member of Mountain or as a solo artist. But he has never set out to record an album comprised entirely of classic blues rockers. Then 2005's Got Blooze came along. While this sort of thing has been done by countless fellow veteran classic rock acts of late (the best-known of the bunch being Aerosmith's Honkin' on Bobo), it turns out to be custom-made for a player like West. Throughout the 12-track set, West keeps things raw and gritty, as evidenced by such standouts as the extraordinary "Third Degree" and a cover of the oft-overlooked Cream gem, "Politician." West also surrounds himself with a fantastic rhythm section, comprised of Vanilla Fudge's Tim Bogert on bass and session ace Aynsley Dunbar on drums (turns out the pair pulled double duty, as they also backed ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee on an additional album full of covers, Retraced). While we probably could have done without the umpteenth cover of "Baby Please Don't Go" (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and countless others have played it over the years), overall, Got Blooze is a welcome return for West, and easily his strongest, most focused work in quite some time.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
Label:
Blues Bureau Int'l
UPC:
0026245204928
catalogNumber:
452049
Rank:
45801

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leslie West   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Tim Bogert   Bass
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
Kevin Curry   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Eddie Boyd   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Jack Bruce   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Andy Fraser   Composer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Michael Lardie   Bass Engineer,Drum Engineering
Clarence Lewis   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Morgan Robinson   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Mike Varney   Producer
Leslie West   Producer
E. James   Composer
Mae Boren Axton   Composer
Dave Stephens   Graphic Design,Cover Design
Tommy Durden   Composer
Rick Darnell   Composer
P. Brown   Composer
Kevin Curry   Arranger,Guitar Engineer

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