Stephen Dale Petit – Massive disappointment
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 23, 2006
Ok so I’m sitting here, Jonesy has finished and I’m listening to this week’s Dave Raven’s podcast available here. Dave says that there’s a tune coming up that mixes old with new. My ears prick up – I love sample-based music and the blues are closest to me heart. The tune will be by Stephen Dale Petit so I stop typing and sit back to listen.
The song starts, I recognise the sample immediately (from The London Howling Wolf Sessions I think). “Cool” thinks I, this guy is going to create something new and exciting, modern but blues-based (a little like one of my favourites Rick Holmstrom’s Hydraulic Groove). Was I in for a shock? Imagine four and a half minutes of dull guitar-wank workout over the top of one looped groove — He’s going to be huge! *sigh*.
Check it out from Raven ‘n’ Blues – 3rd song in. Crap!