Friday, March 18, 2016

Stan Webb's Chicken Shack - That's The Way We Are (1978 uk, awesome tough boogie rock, 2015 edition)

Stan Webb's Chicken Shack, "That's The Way We Are" (Talking Elephant)- The British blues boom of the mid sixties had already become a dim and distant memory by the time that demon guitarist Stan Webb ventured into the studio to record "That's The Way We Are," but this highly sought after 1978 album certainly provides an appealing vehicle for the great man's instrumental prowess and should be required listening for Chicken Shack devotees everywhere. 

The finished product is a muscular blues rock package of the highest order, blending some gritty self-penned material with re-vamps of Elmore James' "Shake Your Money Maker" and Albert King's "High Cost Of Love." 
by Kevin Bryan
1. The End (Stan Webb, Robbie Blunt) - 3:51
2. High Cost Of Love (Albert King) - 4:06
3. Doesn't Matter About Your Size (Stan Webb, Robbie Blunt) - 3:26
4. It Wasn't Me (Stan Webb, Robbie Blunt) - 4:22
5. You'll Be Mine (Trad., Arr. Stan Webb, Robbie Blunt, Dave Winthrop) - 3:58
6. Sillyness (Robbie Blunt) - 2:12
7. Little Bird (Stan Webb) - 4:10
8. Rich Man's Blues (Stan Webb, Robbie Blunt) - 2:40
9. Emily (Stan Webb, Robbie Blunt) - 4:59
10.Let Me Love (Willie Dixon, Arr. Stan Webb) - 3:23
11.Shake Your Money Maker (Elmore James) - 3:04

*Stan Webb - Lead, Slide Guitar, Vocals
*Robbie Blunt - Lead, Slide Guitar
*Dave Winthrop - Saxophone
*Steve York - Bass
*Ed Spevock - Drums

Chicken Shack
1968  40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed And Ready To Serve (2013 reissue)
1969  Chicken Shack - 100 Ton Chicken (2013 expanded edition)
1970  Accept (japan remaster and expanded)
1972  Imagination Lady
1973  Unlucky Boy (2013 reissue)
1974  Go Live "Goodbye Chicken Shack"  (2013 remaster)

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