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Bi-Polar Blues
Richie Kotzen
Bi-Polar Blues
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Richie Kotzen
Title: Bi-Polar Blues
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blues Bureau Int'l
Original Release Date: 5/18/1999
Release Date: 5/18/1999
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 026245204027, 026245204027

CD Reviews

Richie does it once more!
Yannick Gil | Mexico | 03/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is probably one of Richie's best albums. I always wanted to hear Richie playing the blues and here it is.The vocals are amzaing as always, the guitar playing is beautiful and the compositions are out of this world.Songs like "no kinda hero","The thrill is gone" cover and "A step away" just show how good this guy is. A must for any Richie Kotzen fan and a very good album for any blues lover."
Absolutely spectacular
Rodrigo M. Pereira | Ithaca, NY, USA | 03/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the best blues albums ever produced! This CD is the work of a true bluesman, with a lot of soul and emotion. It's hard to find another guitar player who shifted so radically his style as Richie did. In case you don't know, Richie was the 80's shredder prototype: hyper-speed-guitar-boring-licks, a lot of technique, but no feel whatsoever. The peak of his uncoolness was perhaps his work in the Poison, one of those cheesy hair bands from the 80's weird musical scene. This is definitely in Richie's past, and in this album he mingles great technique, true blues inspiration, and an awesome punchy guitar tone. His version of Tobbaco Road is just breathtaking. Guitar lovers around the world, this album is a must have. Yeah, the blues is allright!!"
A little bit of everything
coolbreezeken | Monroeville, NJ United States | 08/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I find this cd to be thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. Richie's voice suits each song perfectly, as does his understated guitar playing. That's not to say he's not proficient because he certainly lays down some fantastic solos and licks, they're just all put in the right places. While this is not a straight-out blues cd, there's enough swagger and sweat to suffice. "Gone Tomorrow Blues", "Broken Man Blues" and "From Four Till Late" definetly keep the faith. "No Kind of Hero" is a great heart-felt song, and the covers of "Tobacco Road" and "The Thrill is Gone" are great too. I also love his version of "They're Red Hot". Robert Johnson would be proud! All in all, this is an excellent offering by a singer/guitarist who has definetly found a great blues/rock niche. I hope that he continues in this vain!"