Be A Wire Fire Buyer!!
chris meesey Food Czar | The Colony, TX United States | 06/04/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Wire Fire is one of the best titles ever used for a Savoy Brown album, and since it comes from guitarist Kim Simmonds admitted dry period (in other words, his Muse was not amused), one of the hardest to find at a decent price. Nevertheless, although it will never compare to such classics as Raw Sienna or even Jack The Toad, it is still a very good effort. "Put Your Hands Together" is a fine soul raveup in the mode of Marvin Gaye's classic "Can I Get A Witness," while "Deep Water" features first-rate drumming (not specified, but most likely by Tommy Farnell, as Dave Bidwell departed the sessions early, plagued by the drug-induced problems which would soon take his life.) The albums two highlights are the two numbers also featured on Live at the Record Plant, recorded the same year: "Hero To Zero," an excellent joint effort between Simmonds and keyboard wiz Paul Raymond, and "Born Into Pain," a Simmonds-solo composition featuring an outstanding opening keyboard riff. Throughout, Kim and Paul display their almost telepathic understanding and sympathy for each other's play, and their vocals, while never shining, prove more than adequate for the material at hand. In sum, not a classic, but an excellent addition to your by-now overflowing Savoy Brown collection."