Sunday, April 27, 2008
CD Review: Lazy Poker - The Real Deal
Lazy Poker – Positively Blue
2004, LP Records
Pop in Lazy Poker’s Positively Blue and you’ll think you were just transported to the Mississippi hills, perhaps to a swanky little roadhouse where the beer on tap is cold and the music is hot. Positively Blue is a fiery debut from this Scottish trio, and very much worth your time and money.
Opening with Gypsy’s Curse, you’ll find yourself hooked from the first notes of the opening guitar riff. This is music you can listen to, dance to, party to – you name it. Stuck in the middle is an absolute gem, a cover of Bill Withers’ Ain’t No Sunshine. It’s a little more upbeat than the standard treatment, and is fresh and welcome. Swing Thing may be the highlight of the disc however, with it’s walking bass line and Les Paul inspired guitar.
Lazy Poker is a rare gem. Depending on your mood when you listen you could be transported to a different time and place, or rock out and boogie down, or just relax and enjoy some great rockin’ blues tunes. This disc can be multiple experiences for your over time. This is music as art.
Rating 5 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Lazy Poker at www.lazypoker.co.uk. You can purchase a copy of The Real Deal at Blues Matters (http://www.bluesmatters.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/61/products_id/110?osCsid=fgb8k93la9jbhdsuglfif3cbc4).