Beck, Jeff - Blow By Blow

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 5021819
Format: CD
Total Time: 44:54:00

One of rock's most respected guitarists, Jeff Beck is quite an enigma. It seems he just comes and goes as he pleases, popping up here and there to fire some tasty licks into the rock scene. Beck has played with everyone from Rod Stewart to Roger Waters, and of course was a guitar hero with The Yardbirds. The funk/fusion of Blow By Blow garnered Beck some of the highest praise of his career. Released in 1975, it contains the FM radio classic ?Freeway Jam." Imagine trying to get airplay for a rock instrumental in today's world of radio programming. Produced by the legendary George Martin, Beck also gives a tip of the hat to The Beatles with an interesting reading of "She's A Woman? with a talk box. Beck's playing is silky smooth on the laid back groove of ?Air Blower." ?Scatterbrain? is probably my favorite track; Beck just knocks off some hot leads as the band churns underneath, a lot of energy for a studio recording. The playing in ?Cause We've Ended As Lovers? can bring a guitar player to his knees, as Beck's phrasing is just perfect. If you are a fan of that 70s fusion sound, with some great guitar, then Blow By Blow is a must have for your collection.

Originally released 1975 (Epic, 33409) and reissued several times, most recently in 2008 by Sony Japan (588)

You Know What I Mean (4:06) / She's A Woman (4:32) / Constipated Duck (2:49) / Air Blower (5:10) / Scatterbrain (5:40) / Cause We've Ended As Lovers (5:42) / Thelonious (3:17) / Freeway Jam (4:59) / Diamond Dust (8:27)

Jeff Beck - guitars
Max Middleton - keyboards
Phil Chenn - bass
Richard Bailey - drums

Truth (1968)
Beck-Ola (1969)
Rough and Ready (1971)
Jeff Beck Group (1972)
Blow by Blow (1975)
Wired (1976)
Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live (1977)
There and Back (1980)
Flash (1985)
Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop (1989)
Frankie's House (1992)
Crazy Legs (1993)
Up (1995)
Who Else (1999)
You Had it Coming (2001)
Blue Wind (2002)
Jeff (2003)

Genre: Rock

Origin UK

Added: November 30th 2003
Reviewer: Eric Porter

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Language: english


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