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Bob Davis | Christchurch New Zealand | 01/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This first album contains some great blues, songs and guitar from Bill Perry. I was amazed on stumbling across this cd a few years back. Perry has not had any coverage where I live and this cd was not listed on Amazon until reasonably recently. The album is a bit uneven but still highlights his potiental. His guitar is often awesome and his smokey vocals more than adequate. Check out 'down' as a master piece of atmosphere and guitar, the strangely named 'settle down, fred' for his guitar ability and feeling, and 'fade to blue' (both versions) as examples of some funky blues. Some tracks however do not measure up because of ultra high note playing that tends toward partial hysteria."
A Real Find!!!
Kevin Price | Fairfield, CT | 05/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An amazing debut from a truly amazing guitarist. Bill Perry has that unusual positive combination of being both technically proficient beyond 98% of blues guitarists out there, yet extremely soulful and musical at the same time. Layer his smokey, gritty voice on top and you have one of the absolute BEST blues albums I have ever heard. As the previous reviewer notes, not every song on this CD is 'perfect', but Perry's range is so wide, everyone will find 75%+ to like here. For a classic slow blues tune, 'I'm Leaving You' is simply awesome...his solo sends chills down your spine. 'In My Lonely Room' is an incredibly strong song for a more traditional tune. 'Fade to blue' is a tune you'll be humming to yourself for months.
In short, Bill Perry is, in my judgment, simply amazing. Even more amazing is that no one has heard of him."
THE ONLY BILL PERRY REVIEW YOU NEED.
Dean Scala | NY | 12/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS is the only Bill Perry Love Scars review you need because i played guitar in his band for 2+ years...check the liner notes to Greycourt Lighting or Live at Mannys for me.
So im here to tell you that LOVE SCARS is my FAV B.P. record! I first heard it as a 20 yr old fan brimming with curiosity for the Blues and R&B. Its been some years since ive heard it (friends stealing my copies) but im still easily prepared to expound!
The THING about Love Scars is its got real VIBE...the record actually SOUNDS BLUE...that sounds like some Jimi Hendrix talk (of which Bill Perry is no stranger) and its for real...As some of the other reviews had described (although seeming to lack clear musical knowledge) the record is moody, smokey and the songs are hard won and compelling.
Let me explain the funny titles - Bill is the kinda guy who finally names a song when the record company calls him up on the phone for the final track listing for their art dept....he's not real detail oriented. as he likes to say "i just push the high strings brotha". On stage, night after night, he might call the next song to the band by one of its lyrics, any one...eventually we all forget the title ! In his world of WREAKING tone, DARK BLUE vocals, and WHITE HOT licks its really just all about 'catching a groove'....and GROOVE this albumn does.
You gots the FUNK, the burning Shuffle, the SLOW blues, and Bills marvelous skills in 6/8 time - the very minor key'd 'Settle Down Fred' and blues CLASSIC 'Fade to Blue' being awesome examples! Love Scars also drops an adequate dose of acoustic and Dobro material (something he mentioned recording an entire album of but unfortunately never got to it).
BILL PERRY IS A MONSTER WORLD CLASS PLAYER...A LIVING BREATHING BLUES MAN WITH A VOICE, BOTH ON GUITAR AND HIS OWN, THATS AS DEEP REACHING AS IT IS UNMISTAKABLE.
If you need some modern blues inspiration, look no further. this music will guide you and your stereo for years to come.