Artists | Issues | CD Reviews | Interviews | Concert Reviews | DVD/Video Reviews | Book Reviews | Who We Are | Staff | Home
 

The Pee Wee Blues Gang

Playing Funky - the Lost Album

Review by Gary Hill

Given the name of the group, I expected a lot more blues. That said, this is not a disappointment. It’s just not what I expected. This is more classic rock oriented, but there is quite a bit of range within that general territory. However you slice it, though, this is quite a special set.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2014  Volume 1 at lulu.com/strangesound.

Track by Track Review
One Only Women
There’s a garage band meets old school bluesy rock and psychedelia texture to this. It’s a great tune. The production in retrospect is a little flat, though. I’m reminded just a bit of Nazareth on this at times. The guitar solo sections are quite tasty.
Baby Please Please
As tasty as the opener was, this is on a whole different level. It reminds me of a cross between The Animals and BB King. It’s a killer, slow blues jam that’s got a lot of soul and power built into it. The keyboards really shine on this one.
Down-Healed Blues

This is much more of a pure blues tune. It starts with a down home, pretty basic and mellow blues jam. Then they power it out into a killer electric twelve bar blues.

Sweet Mary-Anne

Set more in a classic rock, Southern rock style, in some ways this reminds me a bit of “Freebird.” It’s a good tune. It’s a nice bit of variety, too.

Boogie Child

Classic rock merges with energetic soul on this rocker. The saxophone lends a lot to the mix and this feels very much like the type of music that was all over the radio in the 1970s. There are a couple false endings along with reprises, too.

My Summer Sun

This is a pretty basic old time rock and roller. It’s not a bad song. It’s just not unique.

Can You Hear My Thunder

A classy hard rocker, this is classic and cool. It’s one of the best tunes here. I like it a lot.

Love Is Jealousy

Starting like more of a pure blues number, this resolves into one of the more standard classic rock styled tunes of the set.

Playing Funky
This is a killer blues rocker. It’s classic and tasty.
Got All The Meanness Back In Me
Another straight ahead rocker, this is bluesy and fun.
 
Return to the
The Pee Wee Blues Gang Artist Page
Artists Directory
 
Google

   Creative Commons License
   This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

    © 2021 Music Street Journal                                                                           Site design and programming by Studio Fyra, Inc./Beetcafe.com