Kick off Your Muddy Boots

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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
A solo album from a drummer is rarely cause to celebrate, for invariably it arrives stillborn. But Kick Off Your Muddy Boots is a solo set from Moody Blues' skin basher Graeme Edge in name only, and instead is really a showcase for the Gurvitz brothers, or more precisely singer/guitarist Adrian. Edge contributed only three songs to his set; the dreamy "Lost in Space," the introspective "Have You Ever Wondered," and dramatic "Somethin' We'd Like to Say," providing very tentative links to the Blues' own sound. The rest of the album, composed by Adrian Gurvitz, goes very much its own way. The fabulously funky instrumental "The Tunnel" flies furthest from the mothership, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
A solo album from a drummer is rarely cause to celebrate, for invariably it arrives stillborn. But Kick Off Your Muddy Boots is a solo set from Moody Blues' skin basher Graeme Edge in name only, and instead is really a showcase for the Gurvitz brothers, or more precisely singer/guitarist Adrian. Edge contributed only three songs to his set; the dreamy "Lost in Space," the introspective "Have You Ever Wondered," and dramatic "Somethin' We'd Like to Say," providing very tentative links to the Blues' own sound. The rest of the album, composed by Adrian Gurvitz, goes very much its own way. The fabulously funky instrumental "The Tunnel" flies furthest from the mothership, while a guesting Ginger Baker edges Edge into the shadows on the Chicago blues spectacular "Gew Janna Woman," the set's apotheosis. "My Life's Not Wasted" is nearly as epic, meandering from funk to blues, soul to orchestral overkill in one fell swoop. Swinging from the C&W-tinged rocker "Shotgun" to the sunny California-styled "Bareback Rider," Muddy Boots treads into as many musical pastures as possible, with the bonus "We Like to Do It" the band's 1974 single tossing ragtime into the mix. Keyboardist Mickey Gallagher provides excellent work throughout, his lovely soundscapes and delicate melody lines providing a perfect foil to Gurvitz's soaring leads and hefty riffs. The rhythm section is strong of course, but in the end, this is Gurvitz and Gallagher's show from start to finish, and what a show it is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Esoteric
  • EAN: 5013929724228
  • Catalog Number: 2142
  • Sales rank: 68,162

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Graeme Edge Band Primary Artist
Graeme Edge Indexed Contributor, Drums
Adrian Gurvitz Guitar, Vocals
Sunny Leslie Background Vocals
Mick Gallagher Keyboards
Paul Gurvitz Bass
Ruby James Background Vocals
Joanne Williams Background Vocals
R. Thomas Background Vocals
R. Thomas Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Adrian Gurvitz Arranger
Martyn Ford Orchestral Arrangements
Phil Smee CD Package Design
Mark Powell Liner Notes
Paschal Byrne Remastering
Jorge J. "Jay Jay" Bell Orchestral Arrangements
J.D. Burns Engineer
J. Burns Engineer
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