Taking Blues into a new dimension. The Enemy Within represents NOW, in the same vein that Jimi Hendrix explored new galaxies that Blues could reach during the 60s. This is Modern Music, mixing traditional formats, musicians and machines, but still retaining all the rawness and feel of the Blues idiom.
The material is best described as an unique hybrid of Captain Beefheart (who, incidentally, instigated this recording!), Howlin' Wolf and Ry Cooder, yet at the same time sounding tangential to them all - a living example of true blue new waves. One listen, and you will agree!
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From 'Metropolis Blues' - later The Yardbirds' to The Cobras' and the present day - this man, who shall remain anonymous but is better known as Laurie G. still needs to play music, in between stints as a senior lecturer at the Royal College Of Art. A meeting with Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart)Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) awoke him from his musical slumbers, resulting in this disc. The Raven knows how to read and write, but is saving Hegel for his (unlikely) retirement.
His classic Rock & Roll guitar sounds as fresh today as it ever did with Johnny Kidd & The Pirates. The Rockashakes and many other 60s bands. Pure blood pumping innocence. Radiation sickness can be cured. Mick would like to add that 100% mortgages (non-status) can be arranged.
The Blues and slide playing of Ed Deane has covered the spectrum from Arthur Crudup and Fred McDowell to Alexis Korner, Graham Parker and Juice On The Loose. As a left-handed Blues player and a right-handed classical player, he really encompasses the field.
Best known for his work with Joe Brown and later Dr Feelgood (their only hit single, 'Milk And Alcohol'). Gypie Mayo's aggressively clear-cut Rock guitar is heard on 'Camel's Eye Blues', 'Nietzche's Ass' and 'Rock & Roll Feeling',
When B.B. King was asked whom he most admired among British guitar players, he replied "Peter Green!" Peter is a long way from John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, etc. today; his appearances are rare, but the style and inspiration are still there.
A truly post-modern player. From The Blues to Schoenberg and Lol Coxhill, Gary is a musical ironist and master of many styles. Hear him on 'Four Minute Melody' and 'Post Modern Blues'.