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Out of the Madness
Derek Trucks
Out of the Madness
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
 
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How many teenaged guitar prodigies can get away with playing genre-blending improvisational music and convincing blues on only their second album? Just one: Jacksonville's Derek Trucks. His musical imagination is exceeded ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Derek Trucks
Title: Out of the Madness
Members Wishing: 13
Total Copies: 0
Label: House of Blues
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 751416143620

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How many teenaged guitar prodigies can get away with playing genre-blending improvisational music and convincing blues on only their second album? Just one: Jacksonville's Derek Trucks. His musical imagination is exceeded only by his guitar prowess. Trucks, who favors slide guitar, reanimates the blues past here. On Son House's "Preachin' Blues" and Howlin' Wolf's "44," he effortlessly attains an edgy, electrifying air of tension epitomizing the honest-sounding modern blues that many others attempt so hard--and so clumsily--to achieve. Just as impressive is Truck's ongoing exploration of the transcendent jazz/rock/blues realm where guitar-packing elders like Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Carlos Santana, and Ronnie Earl, among a few more, have dared to go--the instrumentals "Younk Funk," "Kickin' Back," "Pleasant Gardens," and "Spillway." Unlike countless other guitarists, Trucks knows better than to sully his material by singing when he can't, and he turns to Warren Haynes (of Gov't. Mule), Larry McCray, and Matt Tutor to handle the vocal chores. It's little-known Memphis resident Tutor who really pours heart and soul into songs--hear "Preachin' Blues" and "Alright." All in all, this is a strong blues-and-beyond album. Keep an eye on this Trucks kid. --Frank-John Hadley

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Jukebox Dave | RECORD TOWN, USA | 03/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THE DEREK TRUCKS BAND-OUT OF THE MADNESS: Why young blooze upstart Derek Trucks (nephew of Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, and no less than the ousted Dicky Betts' replacement in that band, PLUS he's hitched to Susan Tedeschi) isn't constantly mentioned in the same breath as more celebrated guitar prodigies Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a major puzzle. Deftly infusing improvisational jazz, RNB, funk and rock (not unlike the Allmans themselves), Trucks doesn't sing...he occasionally leaves that to such guests as Warren Haynes of Gov't. Mule/The Allman Brothers...though his axe does plenty of talking. Whether tackling Son House, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, the Meters, or one of his own worthy compositions, he executes like a roadhouse veteran, creating a hypnotic listening experience via searing slide and impassioned jam-band pyrotechnics. Here at last is a kid who's not rapping over a heavy metal beat or dancing and chirping in sync with a bunch of cookie cutter clones---this is REAL music, and Derek Trucks is the real deal. RATING: FIVE BROKEN STRINGS
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