|Mick Taylor + Dr Feelgood||Wednesday 27th November 2002|
Dr Feelgood always deliver a full on, energy driven set that gets everyone going. With Rob on home ground (well almost) he was firing on all cylinders to produce a brilliant set.
After the break the Mick Taylor band came on stage without Mick Taylor! Don't worry though ...
The band open with Snowy on Lead to play two numbers before Mick joined the team. No problems, its just the way he does it.
Mick Taylor is his own man, not a Green or Clapton clone. His passion is very strong, his guitar work superb, the lyrics great, but he can mumble a bit.
He was enjoying set as those in the know can testify as the set was over running and he had to cut two songs.
Those who like everyone to sound like Clapton circa '68 were in the bar, those who know there stuff were basking in the joys of watching two of the best guitarists anywhere live in front of you.
We look forward to seeing more of Mick Taylor in the UK and hear he is maybe back out next March. Catch him!
Mick Taylor's only UK gig this year!
With Special Guest Guitarist, Snowy White
Plus Michael Bailey on bass, Max Middleton on keyboards and Jeff Allen on drums.
SNOWY WHITE & THE WHITE FLAMES - Restless (Hypertension)
And in a "ooh crikey" moment, what should be up next but a new release featuring John "Rabbit" Bundrick, this time as a guest on the latest Snowy White release.
Taking some time out from touring the world with Roger Waters, Snowy hasn't changed much since his hit single days of yore, when "Bird Of Paradise" could be spotted nesting in the upper echelons of the chart. He remains a consummate musician with an ease of expression around the guitar, that belies the years of practising. Vocally, it's still that whole relaxed J J Cale, Chris Rea vibe, but thanks, in particular, to the fabulous bass playing of Walter Latupeirissa, there's a vibrancy to much of the material here.
When Snowy kicks out ("Restless Too"), those of old enough to remember, think back to his underrated work in Thin Lizzy, and smile. And to show that he can still tug at the heartstrings, there's always the likes of "You Can't Break My Heart". Those who know me can picture me rocking on my porch at the end of the day, with the sun slowly sinking, and "Restless" playing away.
Personally, I love this, and would recommend it to anyone in need of a spiritual massage
is one of the most inventive, versatile and talented blues guitarists that
this country has ever produced. It was way back in 1967 that John
Mayall brought Mick into the Bluesbreakers to replace Peter
Green in a band which also featured Keef Hartley. With John
Mayall at the time the most influential man in British blues, that was
some call-up, but there was more to come. Two years later in 1969, Mick
steps out in front of a quarter million people in Hyde Park as a Rolling
Picked for his brilliant guitar work, many rate his five year period as the best in the history of the Stones with songs to prove the point like Honky Tonk Women, Brown Sugar and Street Fighting Man. No, Mick did not write the songs, but his contribution on guitar was immense according to the critics. These days he is forever collaborating with other world-class musicians and touring the world. This gig sees Mick very firmly with his first love, the blues and he travels north with a first class band.
Dr Feelgood are part of the British R&B landscape, fiery, dynamic, oozing oomph, no one sits still when the Feelgoods are on stage. You can be sure they will sing there classic stompers like Down At The Doctors and Milk & Alchohol, but there’s more where that came from. Two huge bands, one show.