Guitarded

Guitarded

by Leslie West
     
 

Releasing "all covers" albums can amount to either one of two things. Either the artist doing the covering is buying time between real albums or the artist doing the covering really wants to give some attention back to his musical heroes, who helped shape his playing early on. Over the years, former Mountain singer/guitarist Leslie West hasSee more details below

Overview

Releasing "all covers" albums can amount to either one of two things. Either the artist doing the covering is buying time between real albums or the artist doing the covering really wants to give some attention back to his musical heroes, who helped shape his playing early on. Over the years, former Mountain singer/guitarist Leslie West has recorded quite a few covers, quite a few of which are featured on a 2005 release (that sported an un-PC title), Guitarded. Focusing on old blues numbers and rock tracks from the late '60s, West proves that he can still let his fingers fly all these years later. Standouts here include a fine, bluesy take of the Beatles' obscure "Old Brown Shoe," as well as West covering an old Mountain tune (which late singer/bassist Felix Pappalardi sang originally), "Theme for an Imaginary Western." But now for the bad: how many more times can you hear a cover version of the Stones' "Honey Tonk Women" (hasn't every single bar band since the early '70s played this?), while an overhaul of Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild" (another classic rock tune that certainly doesn't need to be covered for the 50 zillionth time) falls flat. It has its moments, but overall, Guitarded will be of interest only to Leslie West fanatics.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2005
Label:
Voiceprint Uk
UPC:
0604388318322
catalogNumber:
343

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leslie West   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Gregg Allman   Keyboards,Vocals
Randy Coven   Bass
Ian Gillan   Vocals
Corky Laing   Drums
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
Joe Bonamassa   Guitar,Vocals
Mark Clarke   Bass
Leonard Haze   Drums
Leo Lyons   Bass
Brian Mitchell   Keyboards
Joe Lynn Turner   Vocals
Popa Chubby   Guitar
Jack Hotop   Keyboards
Mark Hitt   Guitar

Technical Credits

Eddie Boyd   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Jack Bruce   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Mars Bonfire   Composer
Don Nix   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Pete Brown   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Jon Tiven   Composer
Leslie West   Composer
Tony Hollins   Composer
Sally Tiven   Composer

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