Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Get on the Boogie Train
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
This is your "Wake Up Call"
Redwingtom | Toledo, OH USA | 09/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is your "Wake Up Call" to come to know and love Michael Katon. The first track, "Wake Up Call" will get you hooked. Although this album comes close, it will never match the feeling of seeing Michael Katon live. That is a must. This album will rock you into a frenzy!!!If you loved Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix, and love classic loud hard-charging blues, then you WILL love this album.Tom"
AWESOME ELECTRIC ROCKIN BLUES
HANS D HARMS | runaway bay, QLD Australia | 11/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Full out attack by one of the best blues guitarists out there. If you like traditional blues, this is not for you. If you're looking for subtle, not for you. But if you like full blast electric blues, this is a must. Some average tracks, but mostly brilliant and always infectous and bursting with energy and emotion. Great guitar playing in the SRV / GARY MOORE mould but with enough KATON to make this a must have."
Grab your tickets
Paul Watson | Ireland | 11/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"No-one rocks the Blues like Michael Katon. This release was the album that really kick-started Michaels career and let the world know that a new Guitar hero was on the prowl. Opening Instrumental "Wake up Call" does just that. It will Wake you up and get your head banging to this wild driving Boogie. As one other reviewer pointed out, there are some average (Filler) tracks on here, and this is the case with most Katon albums. I deduct one star for this reason alone. There will also be plenty of Cliched macho lyrics about whisky, hard living etc to boot, but at the same time, Michael always has a great sense of humour, and more importantly, a great love for his music. Other favourites on the album is the title track "Boogie Train". It starts with a slow teasing boogie riff and a wispy vocal, and then climaxes into a thunderous loud heavy boogie and continues throughout with a pulsating beat. "Rock me till the hounds come home" is another great rocker. "Every girl I see" i had only previously heard from similar Aussie Blues Boogie merchant , Dave Hole, but Michaels version tops that one hands down. Finally, check out "Roadtested". Here is another out and out Boogie Rocker that starts with the Elmore James Trademark Slide Intro (i.e. Dust my Broom etc) and then Michael makes it his own song. Nice slow heavy Blues also feature on the album. Michael regularly did Acoustic sessions on U.K. Radio with Bob Harris, Richard Skinner etc and played this track acoustically as well as "Stop breaking down" etc. I sometimes think though that Michael, after numerous heavy Boogie albums, and they are getting heavier and louder with each release, should go back to his roots and deliver an album of traditional blues of his influences and heroes. Maybe more Blues enthusiasts would then take him seriously."