Crow Black Chicken - 'Electric Soup' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Monday, 10 September 2012 04:00

crowblackchickenYou want filthy blues saturated rock 'n' roll music from deepest, darkest Ireland? Then choose Crow Black Chicken.

 

Proving there's life in the old blues-rock vehicle yet, this highly impressive debut long player from Cork's finest simply thunders along, at times sounding like Rory Gallagher and Joe Cocker joined ZZ Top.

 

Tight but loose was a phrase coined by Robert Plant I believe, but it's a phrase that's been applicable to so much of the best of rock 'n' roll over the years, and never more so than here where grand old blues riffs are given a spit polish, shined up and underpinned with a heavy swinging beat and some electrifying guitar work; highlighted best on the likes of 'John Lee Wee' and 'Bijou Creole'.

 

'Murmation' takes it up a notch and becomes terrifying and relentless by its colossal finale; I can only imagine the brutality they may bring about in a live setting. Along with the likes of Henry's Funeral Shoe, Crow Black Chicken are breathing fiery vitality back into a sometimes tired genre.

 

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