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Not immortal, perhaps, but pretty unmatched this month.

I liked this when I first heard it a month ago, and love it now. A personal ten year labour of love, this is well worth it. It's a journey through his influences, but seldom is it just a series of examples. Expect big, Rocky stuff, Stevie Salas dirty guitar Funk, downbeat ghostly offerings, Bayou blustering, Sleazy Crüe Rock and a Beatles Psychedelic workout on 'Inventing God' – all mixed with a cleanliness your local hospital would be proud of. Sanchez has a plaintive voice and some impressive instrumental skills; he did all the stuff himself. Clever boy...

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Best thing here? Almost all of 'em. Oh, okay then... Bluegrass-like 'Backwoods' lets the harmonicas free, then dusts off the porch for Led Zeppelin to take a seat while 'Victor' is Funky with a flanged monster of a solo. 'Oh My My' is undeniably seventies fare, with just enough organ to make it worthwhile. Again though, this is only a smattering of the talent here; just a flash of glory.

To get the whole feeling, have a listen to this album; not immortal, perhaps, but pretty unmatched this month.

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