Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Joe Bonamassa Does Not Play On This Album
Eric R. Last | San Bruno, CA United States | 10/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ordinarily I don't like reader reviews where they review what the CD isn't instead of what it is. But I made the mistake of buying this when I was looking for a different band with the same name, and I hope to help others avoid making the same mistake.
Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa was in a band called Bloodline as a teenager that made one CD for EMI. The CD was just called "Bloodline". It came out in 1994. Clever me, I found out about this 1993 CD on a small label and thought I might have stumbled across an even earlier Bonamassa artifact. Then, I located an old interview with Bonamassa on the Internet where the interviewer incorrectly sited "Can't Rest On The Times" as the name of that CD by Bonamassa's band. Only after scoring a copy of "Can't Rest On The Times" did I learn that this "Bloodline" is a completely different band that sounds nothing at all like the one I thought I was getting.
I gave this 4 stars because I don't want to penalize the band or it's fans just because this isn't my thing. I'd describe this music as sort of thrashing punk rock with a strong rap influence. I don't much care for it and I will be selling my copy, but it's entirely possible that fans of the genre might think this is great stuff. More power to them.
For the record, the band consists of: Bruce Fisher - Guitar: Chris Lampman - Bass: Joe Gerber - Guitar: Bill Boulger - Vocals: and Chris Santerre - Drums.
The songs are: Winner Take All, Waiting Game, Second Chance, Crusade, Witness, Politics of Fear, Blackout, The Figurehead, The Fall, Can't Rest on the Times.
By the way, an interesting note about the other band Bloodline - in addition to Bonamassa (who is billed as "Smokin' Joe Bonamassa"), they also have several other band members who are the sons of famous musicians. The drummer is Erin Davis, son of Miles. Waylon Krieger is the son of Robby Krieger of the Doors. And Berry Oakley Jr's father was a founding member of the Allman Brothers' band."
Richard Reznik | Detroit, MI | 02/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"1. WINNER TAKES ALL
2. WAITING GAME
3. SECOND CHANCE
6. POLITICS OF FEAR
8. THE FIGUREHEAD
9. THE FALL
10. CAN'T REST ON THE TIMES"