The Best of Pat Travers

The Best of Pat Travers

by Pat Travers

CD

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Overview

The Best of Pat Travers

This best-of collection gives a fine overview of Pat Travers' most successful years, from his 1976 debut to the waning days of his popularity in the mid-'80s. Although the early tracks are pretty tame -- mid-'70s rock/boogie that sounds like a cross between Montrose and ZZ Top -- and the later material suffers from overly commercial songwriting and production, the stuff in between is killer. Indeed, for a few years in the late '70s and early '80s, Travers led one of the deadliest bands around; this peak lineup of the Pat Travers Band -- featuring the underrated Travers on guitar and vocals, Pat Thrall on second lead guitar, Peter Mars Cowling on bass, and Tommy Aldridge on drums -- could play circles around most of the competition (for a definitive sampling of that band's talents, see Live! Go for What You Know). Highlights include "Heat in the Street," the live "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)," and one of the most devastating blues
ock guitar workouts ever, the absolutely essential "Snortin' Whiskey."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/1991
Label: Polygram Int'l
UPC: 0042284937429
catalogNumber: 849374

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Travers   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Don Harriss   Keyboards
Tommy Aldridge   Drums
Don Brewer   Drums
Pete Cowling   Bass
Roy Dyke   Percussion,Drums
Sandy Gennaro   Drums
Bert Hermiston   Saxophone
Dave Kiswiney   Bass
Nicko McBrain   Percussion,Drums
Michael Schrieve   Percussion
John Thorpe   Drums
Pat Thrall   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Pat Travers   Producer
Tom (Colonel) Allom   Producer
Jeffrey Lesser   Producer,Contributor
Dennis MacKay   Producer
Barry Mraz   Producer
Emil Zoghby   Producer
Rick Dobbis   Art Direction
Jerry Jaffe   Liner Notes

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