Sunday, May 18, 2014
CALIFORNIA BREED: "California Breed"
Label: Frontiers 2014
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
Alla heter Glenn i Göteborg! Alla heter Glenn i Göteborg! Alla heter Glenn, Alla he... ehh, sorry, my bad. 'The Voice' shots from the halfway line and scores with a massive in-your-face album only worthy of a veteran player that goes under the name of Glenn. Fuzzy, groovy, Glenny! You know what to expect and there's really no need for me to tell you what you get. It's plain and simple Glenn. Nothing more, nothing less. It's blues and funk rolled into one massive roller coaster and it's pretty timeless stuff with just the right amount of over-the-top vocals and wicked bass-lines (that's if you're already a fan of The Glenn).
He may look like shite in 2014 with that hairdo 'ala desperate trying to be the 18 year old punk. But man, those pipes, those pipes are calling to every fan of uber groovy classic rock. It's really the album effort with 12 typical rockers that also may attract fans of artists such as Lenny Kravitz or the oldies of the late sixties. I would be a lie to say it's the fresh and original take at rock music with a broader, more open minded musical spectrum than previous effort by The Voice. However, the original Glenn has been doing these sort of albums for close to 45 years.
California Breed consist of Jason Bonham (yes, the son of, you know) and young gun slinger Andrew Watt on guitars. It's raw and loud rock with enough of stamina to take out Mike Tyson in the 9th round (note: old boxer - Tyson). This and KXM are the groove albums to get as of lately and you're simply supposed to groove along to the melodies and never mind trying to find the radio hit or whatever. It's the sound of Glenn and his mere name is an urban legend of Gothenburg.