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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Chicken Shack - OK Ken (1968)

This was Chicken Shack's most popular 2nd album, making the British Top Ten. If you're looking for relics of the British Blues Boom, however, you'd be much better off with Ten Years After, to say nothing of legitimate artists such as Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall. British blues at its best could be exciting (if usually derivative), but it's difficult to fathom how this relentlessly plodding, monotonous effort met with such success. Stan Webb took most of the songwriting and vocal chores, emulating the slow-burning Chicago boogie with little skill or subtlety (though he wasn't a bad guitarist). Christine Perfect did write and sing a few songs, but these unfortunately found both her compositional and vocal chops at a most callow stage of development. To nail the coffin, most of the songs were preceded by excruciating comic dialog that made Cheech & Chong sound sophisticated in comparison.

Japanese limited edition pressing of their 1969 album. This remastered version comes housed in a minature LP sleeve. CBS. 2005.

(Info by: CGR)

1. Baby's Got Me Crying
2. Right Way Is My Way
3. Get Like You Used To Be
4. Pony And Trap
5. Tell Me
6. A Woman Is The Blues
7. I Wanna See My Baby
8. Remington Ride
9. Fishing In Your River
10. Mean Old World
11. Sweet Sixteen

Size: 103 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
Artwork Included


At 5:59 PM, Blogger M said...

Listen to the 2 first Lps instead.


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