Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Blues, Pop, Rock
Featuring former members of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Ely, and John Mellencamp's backing bands, Storyville, one would figure, would have nothing but blues and roots rock swimming in their gene pool. Guess again. On its third... more »
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Featuring former members of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Ely, and John Mellencamp's backing bands, Storyville, one would figure, would have nothing but blues and roots rock swimming in their gene pool. Guess again. On its third album, the Austin, Texas, quintet is much more funky and hard-rocking than can rightly be expected for a band with its pedigree. With Malford Milligan's soulful vocalizing providing supple counterpoint to the potent guitar tandem of David Grissom and Dave Holt, Storyville blusters through everything from slightly spacey rockers ("Fairplay") to heartfelt ballads ("Talk to Me"). While they don't do anything overtly adventurous here--like, say, cover Peter Gabriel (as they did on their 1994 debut, Bluest Eyes)--they aren't likely to be mistaken for just another run-of-the-mill Texas barbecue-and-boogie outfit. --Michael Evans
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Michael L. (bluesman) from OXFORD, MA
Reviewed on 9/14/2009...
not bad double trouble backed album, but it doesn't hold a candle to the arc angels!
ANOTHER CLASSIC BLUES / ROCK CD
HANS D HARMS | runaway bay, QLD Australia | 02/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys can do no wrong.( and still they didn't make it ) No matter which one of their CD's you listen to, this is classic BLUES / ROCK. This is as good an example of the genre as you can get. All 3 of their CD's are must haves for anyone who likes musik. The songs are intelligent, infectious and very emotional.
MALFORD MILLIGAN is an exceptional singer who can deliver deap emotions or stirring anthems with the same class and originality. The presence of DOUBLE TROUBLE ensures a tight, bouncy and highly energetic rythm section while the guitar tandem of GRISSOM and HOLT shine throughout with expert playing and very inventive musical patterns. There is variety to burn on this CD and again there is not one dud track. I would give you my favourite tracks, but they change almost after every listen. Do yourself a favour and discover this great band. It is hard to understand that they broke up after only 3 CD's. Even harder to understand is the relative obscurity that they find themselves in. These guys should have been superstars."
Dog Years is the best!
Kristopher Hudson | Belle Plaine, Iowa United States | 05/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Storyville from the moment I heard their second cd, A Piece Of Your Soul. Dog Years is by far better. My fave's are Born Without You, Don't Make Me Suffer, and There's A Light, which is dedicated to Stevie Ray. This album will please those who like blues mixed with a classic rock sound. I only wish they were still a band and touring. These guys also have a cd titled "blues Eyes", which is hard to find. But being the dedicated fan I am, I called Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas, and ordered it from them."