Title - 'Who Asked Ya?' (Red River Records)
Artist - The Mojo Gurus
In case you were not aware, The Mojo Gurus have released three critically acclaimed albums through E1 Music, worked with Grammy Award winning producer Jack Douglas, played with the likes of Joe Perry, Johnny Winter, Blackberry Smoke, David Allan Coe and built their reputation on their live performances.
The Mojo Gurus are Kevin Steele on lead vocals and harmonica, Doc Lovett on guitar and vocals, Vinnie Granese on bass and vocals and Sean Doyle on drums and vocals.
One listen to their new album and you instantly know it's been cranked up to 11! I mean, my God, talk about a band comin' out the gates full force and melting your face with pure, unadulterated rock 'n' roll! The first track is actually the A-Side to their fantastic new 7" vinyl single (yes, that's right, it's a 7" vinyl single!), 'Where You Hidin' Your Love,' and it's followed by the hard harmonica-driven 'Hoodoo Man.' The tinkling of the ivories combined with a steady guitar bass beat next brings us the mid-tempo delight, 'Devil To Pay' and that's backed by the bluesy melancholic tones of 'No Damn Good.'
The rambunctious fun of 'Someone Else Will' is next and is followed by both 'Foolish Boy' and the highly entertaining slow poke jive of 'Bad Attitude.' The instrumental B-Side to the aforementioned 7" single 'Bandito' is next, with the fast-paced, runaway train appeal of 'Wha'd Ya Want From Me' along for the musical ride next.
The rock 'n' blues of 'Not That Much' is up next and is backed by saxophone-inspired 'The Last Rock 'N' Roll Show,' 'C'Mon Over To My House,' and then rounds out with the distorted twisted guitar work of 'Way Over My Head.'