STEVE MARRIOTT Marriott|
Lemon CDLEM68 (41:15)(2005)
Post Humble Pie, and before the Small Faces reformation, guitarist and vocalist Steve Marriott found time to record this, his first solo album form 1976.
With each side of the original LP labelled British and American, he recorded each side with a British and American band respectively.
Fusing blues, hard rock, and even some uptempo RíníB, the set kicks off with Easy Side Struttiní and Looking For Love, real rockers with a mod nod.
The British band featured Ian Wallace and Greg Ridley, while the US side also featured Wallace and an array of West Coast stars. The American influence is obvious, with more lean on the RíníB and funk. Done well, it is however very disappointing compared to the rockíníroll of Marriottís heart.
Review by Joe Geesin