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Keith Thompson Band - 'Catch The Fire' Hot

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This fire keeps going out.

Keith Thompson and has been doing his thing in Europe for twenty years now; plenty of time, over seven albums, to solidly your sound. And he has. It is so solid that there is little opportunity for development. These tracks don't really break out of the Blues Rock feel, but whilst they wander round, they are quite companionable.

Barring an unnecessary faithful version of 'Little Wing', 'Breathe' is restlessly Funky with a Richie Kotzen chorus that will not quit and a bloody bass solo to boot, 'Keeper Of The Flame' lays back further than even George Clooney can and is every bit as cool, when a sax parps and the solo breaks out of 'Crazy' and an organ drives a propulsive Classically Rocking 'Getting Ready For The Burn', this is a parcel of beautifully wrapped goodies.

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You might also finding yourself surrounded by wrapping paper and frowning or shrugging though. 'Money' is a basic Blues shuffle and 'Wrong Side Of The Bed' is a Country twang which works only in parts, good to look at but steadfastly refusing to go anywhere.

Mixed bag... curate's egg... patchy picture... any of those will stick; terribly large talent here, tittilatingly transient. This fire keeps going out.

Steve Swift

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