WARRIORS OF LOVE
Living Room Records
Upon the first play of this album, I had to do a double take on the album cover, because I could almost swear that I was listening to a Tom Petty album. Of course, that isn’t the case, but comparisons are going to be inevitable, if a little unfair. For a start, there’s not so much emphasis on the rock side of things, giving a purer blues experience, which is no bad thing. All songs are written by John Fiddler, who is the driving force behind the project, inviting a host of musicians to help with the recording, and the result is a realisation of the vision he had from the beginning. Guitar-wise, there’s a variation of clean and dirty tone across the board, all played with feeling, and every guitar solo is beautifully crafted, and caresses your ears as well they should. Musically, there’s a whole lot of talent on show, and with the vocals laid over the top, it rounds out the whole package. When I first played the album I liked it a lot, but after several listens I loved it, because the more you listen, the more you discover. To put it quite simply, this is a stunning blues album that is worthy of anyone’s time.
I'm lookin' for lovers
and searchin' for soul
and the return of the buffalo
by john fiddler
thanks to Ray Langstone for unearthing this old black and white video of Medicine Head.
it's a live vocal everything else...mimed! I still have the boots, what were we thinking? hahaha!
if anyone remembers the show, email@example.com
Peace and Love x