Finch, Scott & The Blues O' Delics - Live Groove

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Akarma Records/Horizons
Catalog Number: HZ006
Format: LP
Total Time: 00:00:00

What's the closest thing to Jimi Hendrix? Well, most people would say nobody, and I would tend to agree. If there is one artist that I have heard that plays the late great legend's music like he was born to is Scott Finch. He sounds so similar it's scary. In fact, it's like Scott moves over and let's Jimi take over when he plays the man's music. The music that the group plays that is original material will blow you away too. The last studio recording got you into a velvet groove; now this is the Live Groove baby, and man does it smoke!

This dude Finch is like parts of Hendrix, Trower, and E.C. all wrapped tight into one body. His guitar doesn't gently weep mind you, it roars like a hungry lion. This is a two-disc set of live material recorded (2001) in the group's home state of Wisconsin, and in Italy, the home of the label that hosts the power trio, Akarma Records.

Disc one is an exhilarating combination of originals that leads you into some classic Hendrix tunes that set you up for disc two, which starts off with the blues classic "Spoonful." The originals, like the leadoff track "Scott's Boogie" cranks; it's pure unadulterated rock n' roll with blues oozing out of the center. "Changer" is the most impressive track on disc one and their version of Jimi's "All Along The Watchtower" is mind boggling, to say the least; it gave me chills. I know that Finch can't be from Wisconsin, he has to be from another galaxy that we haven't discovered yet. Peter Alt on bass, harmonica, and lead vocals is remarkable, and Dave Braun manning the drum kit is a real tiger. I know my focus is mainly on Scott Finch, as it should be. I am sure Scott would say that he couldn't do it on his own. There are three individuals that make one great group, and that's what makes the final product so fantastic. They come together to make relentless and powerful music. Scott is humble and appreciative of any support he gets from his fans, and you can count me as one. He always gives me a thank you in the liner notes of his releases, and that is gratefully appreciated by this writer. Thanks for one hell of a ride again guys, I can't wait for the next trip.

Disc One: Scott's Boogie / Haze Of Mother Nature / The Velvet Groove / Changer / Close To You / Memory Pain / Mass Hate / Dragnet / I Am Still Fire / All Along The Watchtower / The Wind Cries Mary / Spanish Castle Magic

Disc Two: Spoonful / Hoochie Coochie Man / House Of The Rising Sun / Southbound / Stormy Monday / Louisiana Blues / Tomorrow Never Knows / Born Under A Bad Sign / Down By The River / Groove King / Jeff's Boogie / Pie In The Sky / Guitar Solo / Voodoo Chile

Scott Finch - guitars
Peter Alt - bass, harmonica, and lead vocals
Dave Braun -drums

Haze Of Mother Nature
The Velvet Groove
Bluehand - Bluehand
Live Groove (2001)
Gods And Freaks (2004)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: February 23rd 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck

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