Fireworks

The Quireboys - 'White Trash Blues' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/4c/47/2b/the-quireboys-white-trash-blues-13-1515526599.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     January 09, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
2622   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Label

Genre

As convincing a Blues album as you could wish for.

I've always thought The Quireboys were a little misunderstood, frequently labelled as a Glam band because of the theatrical scarves and eyeliner, they've often not been taken very seriously. Sound wise they are reminiscent of the best of sixties and seventies Pop music – Rod Stewart, The Faces and The Rolling Stones come to mind. The root of all the great Rock and Pop music of that period was the Blues and Folk, and it was deconstructed, reconstructed and re-arranged in many different ways to be almost unrecognisable; 'White Trash Blues' is like the "Missing Link" that connects the genres.

The Quireboys' roots are Bluesier than most, so doing an album of classic Blues covers is not as great a leap as it would first seem, and they have without doubt "made it their own". Blues was the music of the Juke Joints, and if anyone can update that mood to the 21st century, it's The Quireboys. John Lee Hooker's 'Boom Boom' has the perfect wailing guitar and squalling harp sound for authenticity, while Billy Boy Arnold's Chicago Blues classic 'I Wish You Would' is given a contemporary take. 'Take Out Some Insurance' is a Jimmy Reed song on the edge of many peoples' memory (The Beatles covered it if it's driving you mad) and here The Quireboys deliver a Rocky Blues version of it.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Freddy King's 'Going Down' is a personal favourite and I love this twist on it; it has one of the great Blues riffs of all time and Guy Griffin and Paul Guerin pull it off with panache. Another Reed song, 'Shame, Shame, Shame', sounds like it could be a cover of an early Stones song. Muddy Waters' 'Hoochie Coochie Man' is a beloved song for Rock singers to perform live and Spike adds his own spin. Towards the album's end, there's another classic, 'Walking The Dog', with the lovely jangly guitar sounds giving it a vintage feel.

This album may not appeal to some Quireboys fans, although it should, as this is their DNA laid bare. It may not appeal to Blues purists, but it should, because this is how these songs should sound fifty or sixty years after they were written. This is an album that The Quireboys can be very proud of, the enjoyment of the recording shines through and it is as convincing a Blues album as you could wish for.

Helen Bradley Owers

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  July 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
    1  2  3  4  5
  6  7  8  9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 week, 4 days ago
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)
  • Defron : Hi guys. Bought #90 couples of hours ago but still not in my downloads . Can you check pls regards Ro
  • Berny : @SoCal Rocker: Welcome back! There are 50 free issues of Fireworks Magazine for you (and of course all other Rocktopians) to download. Check out the news on the frontpage. Stay happy, safe & healthy. Best wishes to California!
  • SoCal Rocker : Hello from Burbank CA, I had to change my name and PW. How's anyone doing?
  • Rocktopia Te : @davidputnam: Could you please check your email? Many thanks & best regards, RT
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90 and received paypal receipt, but cant find in downloads. Please advise.
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90, but cant find in Downloads. i have the paypal receipt.
  • Berny : @rarock: Glad we were able to sort this out. Thanks for your purchase!
  • rarock : Hi there. I have similar problem with Issue 90, payed by Paypal, but doesnt show in Orders or in Downloads. Thanks for help
  • KI2000 : Thanks Fireworks Magazine and Rocktopia!
  • Hysteria : WOW! Thanks to the Fireworks Team for this AMAZING offer. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! \m/ \m/
  • Rocktopia Te : Check out the Fireworks Magazine Corona quarantine give - away!
  • Johns Band : Royal Hunt new concept album in the works to be released in 2020.
  • Berny : @WardyS1: I will contact you by e - mail.
  • WardyS1 : Hi. Also purchased 90 couple days back but not in my orders have receipt. Cannot find an email to contact instead link sorry
  • Rocktopia Te : @tomandpam: Hope this is now sorted and you were able to download the magazine
  • tomandpam : I ordered a download of #90 and it's not in my orders and I have the PayPal receipt. Can you help with this? Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Apologies for my late reply. Could you please contact me directly at «email» ? Many thanks in advance!
  • zom414 : Trying to change my password but the security question won't accept my answer, can you help?
  • SeaDog57 : just an observation. I just got Issue 89 at the Bookstore and when i looked at the spine of the magazine it says "Fireworks Issue 85 Winter Jan - Mar 2019" Was this a misprint? The rest of the Magazine is Issue 89. Was just wondering did anyone else notice this?
  • Berny : Apologies! Magazine can now be accessed from your download section. Best wishes, B.
  • Berny : @Martykelly: We're sorry
  • Martykelly : Just purchased issue 89 hoping its going to be in my download soon.
  • Johns Band : Will "Watch & Listen" music videos make a comeback. Just order H.E.A.T. "Live In London" CD.
  • Berny : @the trapps: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. The magazine is now available in your downloads section.
  • the trapps : waiting for the issue 89 which we purchased to be in our downloads section ???

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site