In November 2015, the boys took a break from performing to write, rehearse, and record their debut album, officially released at the album launch at the Semaphore Worker’s Club on August 14th, 2016.
Their debut self-titled album of original solid, rocking blues showcases the abundant musical talents of each member of the trio: Russell Nash - Guitar/Vocals, Lee Nash - Bass, Peter Gore - Drums, a great first effort for the boys.
The album was recorded and mixed in March/April 2016 by Kim Webster at the Cheese Factory, Adelaide, South Australia and mastered in July 2016 by Neville Clark at Disk-Edits, Adelaide, who to their credit have produced a punchy, clean bed with rich cutting guitar throughout. The album contains 9 songs all written by the Nash brothers from a "modern/traditional" approach, 7 of which are based on the traditional blues format/structure.
The opening track ’Some Of That’ presents the listener with a gutsy, funky rhythm section led by a powerful driving guitar and sets the pace for the power Blues Rock that follows.
Then they drop the pace a little in the stand out track ‘Ain’t Got The Time’ showing tasteful restraint, the steady funky blues rhythm takes you on an Albert Collins inspired smooth ride.
'Who Do You Think You Are’ jumps right back into the quarry, digging out a solid and slow funk rock groove with angry vocals and cutting guitar. I’ve seen them do this live and its a killer.
My personal favourite, the very smooth almost mystic 'Make You Think Again (Mr Johnson)' is a pleasant variation with its deep luring vocal tone and the tastefully spacious guitar work of Lee Nash. I was told lyrics came about from using a number of Robert Johnson song titles to acknowledge Johnson's influence on not only the Nash brothers, but also on those who inspired their love of blues music such as Albert Collins, Albert King, BB King, and Muddy Waters.
01 Some Of That
02 Ain't Got The Time
03 Devil's Got A New Name
04 Who Do You Think You Are
05 Walk The Talk
06 Make You Think Again (Mr Johnson)
07 Got This
08 While You Were Missing It
09 Ride Ain't Free
All in all a tight, well produced contemporary blues/rock album with a solid rhythm section and standout guitar from this relatively 'youthful' trio.
If you like your blues with a mean hard rocking funky edge, check out ‘Thirty Two Twenty’.
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Peter Allan 28/08/16