The Cadillac Kings – Crash And Burn (2023)

The Cadillac Kings - Crash And Burn (2023)
Artist: The Cadillac Kings
Album: Crash And Burn
Label: 33 Jazz
Year Of Release: 2023
Format: FLAC (tracks)
1. Doubtin’ Thomas (4:24)
2. Betty Lou Broke Outa Jail (3:44)
3. Bona Fide (4:06)
4. Cadillac Boogie (3:18)
5. It Ain’t Smart (3:21)
6. Don’t Fix It (2:59)
7. Havana Mama (5:26)
8. Farmer John (3:01)
9. Crash And Burn (3:44)
10. When One Door Closes (3:23)
11. Beer Drinkin’ Woman (6:15)
12. Too Much Stuff (2:09)
13. Six Feet From A Rat (4:06)
14. Zombie Walk (4:32)


Twenty-four years after it was founded, British band The Cadillac Kings are still active, giving their attractive and hot blues all over United Kingdom and all European corners. The group has undergone some changes, but they still keep the punch and groove that only experienced musicians can have, as well as a personal sound that makes them unique and makes always people get up from their seats and start to dance.

With this sixth album, band founder Mike Thomas wants to pay tribute to all the great musicians who, over the years, have been in his band. That’s why the album back cover details all the band different line-ups, since its beginning until reaching the one from 2018 and up to date, which includes Mike Thomas on vocals, harmonica and slide, Mal Barclay on guitar and vocals, Jason Reay on drums, Paul Cuff on bass and double bass and Timm Penn on piano, accordion and vocals.

Twelve songs give shape to this excellent album full of groove, houserockin’ blues, Zydeco, jump blues, Texas and Chicago blues. This is a multivitamin recording that overflows strength, intensity, joy and hot rhythm, as all the musicians show and communicate the terrific rhythm and vitality of a music that will catch listeners from the beginning to the end. Fifty-five minutes of a fantastic mixture of sounds can be found in this impressive recording which has been mixed at the Ealing Central studios by Richard Manwaring (Talking Heads, Eric Clapton, Van Morison, John Lee Hooker, Tina Turner, Status Quo or Chick Corea among others)

This is certainly one of the best UK blues bands you should really not miss, because if you do not pay attention to The Cadillac Kings you will always regret it.

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