Born Under A Bad Sign Review

artist: Albert King date: 09/17/2003 category: compact discs
Albert King: Born Under A Bad Sign
Released: 1967
Genre: Blues
Tones: Stylish, Rollicking, Playful, Boisterous, Energetic
Styles: Soul-Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Urban Blues
Number Of Tracks: 11
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
Born Under A Bad Sign Reviewed by: AcidMother, on september 17, 2003
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Sound: Alongside Carlos Santana, Albert King probably has the most recognisable guitar sound in modern music and this in this album he gives a total masterclass in raw and raunchy blues guitaring. Backed up by the in-house Stax band which includes personnel such as Issac Hayes this album is a winner from the start. // 10

Lyrics: Good. It`s as simple as that. These songs were not a format for the expression of political radicalisation or racial reform, but about a man who wanted to get his rocks off. Honest clean fun. // 8

Overall Impression: The album is a classic but it is not timeless. To the untrained ear listening on sub-standard equipment this could be a meagre collection of forgotten ditties. However, the appreciative listener will recognise the awesome tone, untouchable feel, and sheer clout of a man at the very top of game and indeed the blues ladder. If you`ve never heard this album then do yourself a favour and check it out. // 10

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