Review: Lol Goodman Band – Tautology

Posted on: Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

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Review for LOL GOODMAN BAND – CD – ‘Tautology’ – 2014

The Lol Goodman Band are a hard working and enthusiastic band from the North West, who enjoy their music. ‘Tautology’ is their second album and shows how the guys have progressed in a short time.

On guitar and vocals is Lol Goodman, with James Horrocks on bass and John Frith on drums. Guesting on the album were Rod Mayall and Phil Barrett on keys and Dave Turnbull on sax. All the tracks on the album are self penned.

The first track on the album ‘Work To Live’, is a standard rock blues with good guitar work. Following, an up tempo number with a funky feel, ‘Start The Whispers’, with some very nice keys and sax input. ‘Last Deed Of A Dying Man has shades of 70’s rock with good drums and keys. A change with a slow acoustic take, ‘Highway’, with some great lyrics and vocals. Moving onto a rockin’ track ‘Outta Sight Outta Mind’, with a great drum beat, Rory Gallagher springs to mind.

A bit of rolling Southern Rock with ‘Speak To Me Baby’, a nice take. Interesting slide guitar on ‘Dust Myself Down’ which is a bit funky. More slide on the intro’ to the rockin’ blues ‘Old Black Dog’ which has a bit more of an ‘earthy’ feel. ‘Don’t Forget’ gives us a slow blues rock number with plenty of fuzz. Some lovely sax playing on the rockin’ rhythm and blues number ‘Here Comes The Cougars’.

The penultimate track ‘Shit Happens’ is a bit of a pop rock anthem with acoustic guitar and keys. The final track ‘Off The Floor’ is an up tempo, foot tapper, with slide and acoustic guitar. A rhythmic number with good drum sound.

A good honest album which shows the progression the band have made. A mix of blues/rock and pop culture, we’ll see how the work progresses on album number three!

Rosy Greer – Lancashire Blues Archive

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