TONY STEVENS Don't Blame Me...I Just Play Bass|
Angel Air SJPCD223 (2006)
Original Foghat bassist Stevens originally issued this solo set in 1998, during a break in (the reformed) Foghat’s proceedings, having started it 10 years earlier.
And while Foghat were a premier blues rock boogie outfit, this shows a much lighter and laid back side to things. Good rock that doesn’t tax you too much, and has some decent tunes too.
Issued outside the USA here for the first time and welcome too.
'Good Night The Sun' is a perfect summer evening song with a great bass line, and the saxophone on 'In My Eyes' is a nice touch.
'Run The River' is more uptempo, and with the horns is catchy with a big band pop feel to the smooth rock.
Extensive sleevenotes and a discography too - he’s done a lot of session work outside of Foghat.
Review by Joe Geesin
Good Night The Sun
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