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Jay Gordon's Blues Venom "No Cure"
Every year I get my fair share of Blues Rock albums submitted to my Network. Jay Gordon's Blues Venom "No Cure" is certainly the best such album to come my way, so far this year, and with it nearly being December, I doubt if I will receive a better one by the end of the year. Jay Gordon's Blues Venom "No Cure" is a real winner of a Blues Rock Album and receives my Highest Rating of 5*****. Highly Recommended and Thoroughly Enjoyed... John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)
More high energy blues rock and powerful vocals from Jay Gordon And The Penetrators. Jay throws off paint peeling solos with bassist Sharon Butcher and drummer Abe Perez laying down a strong rhythm foundation. Amazon.com
Jay Gordon's "Blues Venom No Cure" CD Review By Scott Thomas
Did someone say Elmore James ? The first tune "Dockery's Plantation" has mojo dust all over it. Wow !!! I must say... I think we've got us a live-wire here. Can I get a witness over here yonder? I mean !!! Jay is on fire vocally and guitar-wise too. His vocals have got that sound reminescent of ala Gregg Allan and other like great blues kat legends. And yes, this is 101% pure electric blues. Ya know, like that Kentucky bourbon Wild Turkey 101 proof. Or, for those that are true bourbon drinkers out there, weez likes to calls it "The Dirty Bird" or "Gobble Gobble". And let's not forget "The Kickin' Chicken"... Yeah, Yawl know who you bourbon sipperz are out there in Bluesville. And Kick'n the Chicken 'round the hen house is what this fine Blues CD does...
Jay Gordon covers allot of delta here. His soulful spirit shines through in each song. Jay captures the essence of the Delta Blues that have made others a legend. This musical outing delivers in spades hands down. The songs on "Blues Venom" are raw, loud, proud and full of road house raucous. The song "World Blues" is so combustible that its guaranteed to start a bar fight every time played. And there's the tune "Blues Venom" with the Stevie Ray vibe and the James Cotton-type harp playing. Oh yeah baby ... Take me to levee ... Where's the bridge ? As the CD progresses, I begin to realize just how much I'm really enjoying the overall mix... The music sounds live and in your face in a good way... And man, I can feel those amps pushing air with some awesome blues licks and tone. This has early Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton all over it... Hard Driving Blues!!!
Song List:: 1. Dockery's Plantation 2. World Blues 3. Blues Venom 4. Red Hot Tempered Woman 5. Mister Max 6. Kickin Blues Ass 7. Winds Of Thor 8. Voodoo Boogie 9. King Bee 10. Slow Burn Biker Mama Bonus Tracks: 11. Rock Me 12. That Was Yesterday 13. Wiskey Women And Fast Cars
There are 10 feisty down and dirty songs on this CD "Blues Venom - No Cure" to include 3 killer bonus tracks. I think I've pretty much given you the flavor of this CD. So if you like hoppin' straight ahead barrel house, kick'n blues ass music, then here ya go. It doesn't get much better then this.
Additional Reviews And Kudo's
Jay Gordon is a blues rock guitarist by definition, full of explosiveness and individualism. He can definitely be counted among those who will put his stamp on the future of blues and rock. His name is spoken with respect from all top guitar players and fans alike. With his unique feelings and killer vocals, Jay Gordon represents a musician for whom there are no boundaries in his musical conquest. Blues Venom - No Cure, shows the whole story. Vasja Ivanovski (European Blues Gallery Magazine)
What really caught my ear with this blues CD is how each studio recorded song has the heart and soul of the live show. Iíve never seen Gordonís live show but each time Iíve played through this disc I can feel the heat from the stage lights; I can visualize the cigarette smoke rhythmically gyrating seductively in the spot light; I can feel the stretch of every note squeezed out of the guitar strings until they snap from red hot finger picking; my hearing is dialed into the rough grizzled vocals; and I feel energized. Jay Gordonís new CD includes 10 new tracks and 3 bonus tracks (two of which are in fact live tracks from another CD) that simply get the job done. Itís great to hear a contemporary blues artist whoís been at this for awhile and knows how to write and perform good music. Rating 4 (well done) Mike Cavanaugh!! All*Access Magazine
I've received the (excellent) album of Jay Gordon.
I'll play it in my next playlist friday.
"The First time I heard Jay Gordon it invoked musical visions of Stevie Ray Vaughn. King Bee is a great Standard also performed by early Pink Floyd and Jay put a new spin on the tune."Jay is one the finest blues Guitarist's I have heard in a long time" Program Director KONG
Jay Gordon's Blues Venom - No Cure - Red Hot Tempered Woman
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