Little Bob Blues Bastards – Break down the walls (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:19 minutes | 946 MB | Genre: Blues Rock
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After enacting his own role in the Aki Kaurismäki movie Le Havre, Little Bob is back with a blues project that takes him back to his beginnings.
“I’ve always loved blues as much as rock’n’roll. The first LP I bought (alongside a record by the Animals) was a Howlin’ Wolf album. His vocals literally blew me away and I was hooked on the blues for life. To this day, I feel thankful to all of these great pioneers for their inspiration and feeling.”
Break Down the Walls is a collection of blues classics revisited by Little Bob, interspersed with personal songs written in a similar vein. The result sounds like a wild British Blues album from the sixties, with a handful of heart-wrenching ballads that hint at Roberto’s Italian roots.
Little Bob has been a rock ‘n’ roll legend in France for the past thirty years. His city of origin, Le Havre, located on the Channel a stone’s throw from England, is the French equivalent of Liverpool with its oil terminals, supertankers, container ships, chemical plants, sailors and roustabouts. Bob crisscrossed the British Isles abundantly in the eighties at the head of his Little Bob Story, performing no-holds-barred rock on university campuses and festivals grounds, Irish pubs and Hell’s Angels hangouts.
The greatest have always considered Bob one of their own. He has recorded with Steve Hunter (Mytch Ryder, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper …), Charlie Sexton (the Texas Boy Wonder), Kenny Margolis (of Mink Deville and Cracker), Dave Alvin (The Blasters) and performed with Maria McKee & Benment Tench in Hollywood, Dr Feelgood, Beverly Joe Scott & Southside Johnny in Paris, and Willy DeVille & Johnny Thunder in England.
01. Break down the walls
02. Run you off the hill
03. Evil (is goin’ on)
05. The rain song
06. I wanna be free
07. Feel like a bastard
08. Nobody but you
09. Mean game
10. Who’s been talking
11. I feel so good
12. The brokenhearted boy
13. Heartbreak hotel