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  West Coast Blues Man by Lazarus Wolf

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Artist: Lazarus Wolf
Title: West Coast Blues Man
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2006


The blues are everywhere. Anyone who has suffered misfortune in their life is a candidate for the blues. As his name might suggest, Lazarus Wolf has come back from a dark place and has seen the light.


There is nothing complex about the songs. He sings of getting back what you have lost in "I'm Coming Home". "Rooster" is for the ordinary wage slaves amongst us. His guitar work on "My Crying Guitar" put us in mind of Gary Moore. The best track to our ears was "Trailer Park Rhapsody". It has everything that a good blues song should contain - biblical references, the devil and a quality guitar riff.


About as lo-fi and real as you can get these days, Lazarus Wolf keeps things raw and simple. One man and his blues is what you get. Singing louder with his guitar than his voice, he tells us all his story.


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Review Date: June 20, 2007