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|The Steve Miller Band|
Genres: Pop, Rock
Recorded at film producer George Lucas' infamous studios at Skywalker Ranch, 'BINGO!' is The Steve Miller Band's first studio album in 17 years. 'BINGO!' is the album Steve Miller has waited his entire life to make. Reachi... more »
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Recorded at film producer George Lucas' infamous studios at Skywalker Ranch, 'BINGO!' is The Steve Miller Band's first studio album in 17 years. 'BINGO!' is the album Steve Miller has waited his entire life to make. Reaching back to his apprenticeship as a young man on the Chicago blues scene, Miller and co-producer Andy Johns brought classic rhythm and blues numbers that have been at the foundation of his music throughout his career into the 21st century.
A true return to Miller's roots, 'BINGO!' echoes his early years in the Chicago music scene and features carefully chosen and crafted blues tracks performed in distinctive Steve Miller Band fashion.
'BINGO!' was co-produced by Andy Johns (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen), with artwork designed by the legendary Storm Thorgerson. These recordings feature longtime Steve Miller Band member Norton Buffalo, who sadly passed away in 2009.
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Mike D. from ROCHESTER, NY
Reviewed on 7/16/2010...
For what may be a return to his roots,Steve Miller's Bingo is far off the mark.He injected his pop sound into these songs making them pretty good muzak.Selections like these should be done with a feeling that's missing here.There are a couple of highlights though due to the lead vocals of Sonny Charles on a couple of cuts.Also it is only 32 minutes long! Who does this anymore?Just saw Steve with Kenny Chesney on tv, maybe he'll have better luck at country.
Great Blues, but VERY Disappointed about the missing 4 track
Flan Man | Houston, TX | 06/21/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Welcome back Steve and the gang! The disc I bought from a local store is Excellent, though I had initially thought only 10 songs was unusual for these days. I chalked it up to Steve being from the old Rock school when 10 songs was the norm. Now I see he has a special disc with 4 extra songs! WHAT A BUMMER! Corporate (or the artist's) greed at it's best? Now I have to go out and buy that disc. Well, on second thought, maybe I WON'T!
This would have been a 5 star review but my feeling of being ripped off makes me want to give it a 3, so I averaged it to a 4. STEVE! Come on BROTHER! How would YOU feel if you were me, a fan for years?"
60% Steve Miller Band, 40% Something Else, but Very Cool...
Bill Anthony | North Texas United States | 06/30/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a blues cover album, and a fine and fun recording. Steve's 1986 album "Living In The 20th Century" was a blues cover half-album (on side 2 only - mostly Jimmy Reed tunes), and then he did the brilliant "Born 2 B Blue" in 1988, which was mostly pop standards, R&B, and jazz. If you're a Jimmie Vaughan fan, you'll notice right away, as Steve covers 3 of JLV's tunes among the older classics.
This new album is a long-overdue all-blues-and-R&B effort, but be aware that a large portion of the album has lead vocals by Sonny Charles, and if you heard those tunes on the radio, you wouldn't have a clue that it was the Steve Miller Band. Steve's entire career has been made by hits and album cuts with his trademark vocals, including most of the early classics such as Living In The USA, Going To Mexico, Space Cowboy, My Dark Hour, Quicksilver Girl, and The Joker. And everything he's recorded from 1976 onward has had his vocals, so when you buy a Steve Miller Band album, that's what you expect to hear.
Of the 10 tracks on the regular edition of the album, 3 feature another singer, and 2 more are split between Steve and another singer.
Of the 4 bonus tracks on the special edition, 3 feature another singer!
So if you're going for the Special Edition, you'll get 1 additional track that sounds like a Steve Miller tune.
(Of 14 tracks you get 6 that feature all vocals by Steve Miller, and 2 on which he sings portions)
That's my complaint, but this is still an enjoyable romp of an album, and I recommend it to all Steve Miller fans.
Yes, Steve is a guitar player, and on some of his very early work he had other band members sing, but that was the exception, and not what his longtime fans expect to hear on record or in concert. If Steve wants to back-up Sonny Charles, that's fine, but don't call them Steve Miller songs. This definitely should have been credited to "The Steve Miller Band featuring Sonny Charles".