Produced by: Izzy Stradlin
Released: OUT / Website
Relatives: Keith Richards, Black Crowes
Listening to Izzy Stradlin's own distinctive Rolling Stones influenced bluesy rock n roll is like listening to The Stone's legendary guitarist Keith Richards when he's off on his own solo jaunt.|
His records were tinged with the likeness of his band, but had it's own style of alcohol drenched blues rock. Which is exactly what this album is like.
Even Izzy's vocals match those of Richards - suitably laid back, raspy, occasionally mumbled, yet quite authorative.
River is a cohesive set of songs that at 10 tracks, gets to the point, develops in your mind and them moves on.
There are no fillers and no padding out of the album - a view dependent on your personal take on the album's style.
Musically, River isn't as diverse as Izzy's better known debut, but the once dread locked one still isn't afraid to tackle a little reggae, which he does here with ease.
|PRODUCTION: 85%||SONGS: 80%||VIBE: 75%||ATTITUDE: 79%||ESSENTIAL FOR: All fans of Izzy solo, fans of 70's influenced blues rock n roll.|
DISCOGRAPHY:Izzy Stradlin . 117 Degrees . River