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POPA CHUBBY

DELIVERIES AFTER DARK

2008-01-26

The big man from the Bronx is back with another wild and wooly disc of hard hitting blues rock. Falling on the heels of last year’s superb Electric Chubbyland releases, where he played tribute to Hendrix, this disc reaffirms Chubby’s well deserved status as an extraordinary guitarist. Playing with the same fluid ease as Carlos Santana but with a blues rather than Latin foundation, Chubby cranks his amp up to 11 and lays down riff after riff of guitar driven sonic nirvana. "Let the Music Set You Free" and the title track will be the first choice of those looking to rock hard. Those looking for a replacement for the dreaded Mustang Sally will enjoy "Sally Likes to Run" with its catchy chorus and big hooks. Elsewhere, Chubby reveals he’s not just a high speed string bender by throwing in some interesting curve balls with a surf rock version of the "Theme from the Godfather" and with some deep down reggae on "Woman in my Bed Dub". On "Money Isn’t Everything (It’s the Only Thing)" he inches close to Southside Johnny R & B territory while on "I’ll Piss on Your Grave" and "You Never Loved Me" the bitter lyrics identify Chubby as the first place the cops should look if someone in his life comes up missing. The blues make an appearance in "Grown Man Crying Blues" and in the reverb drenched, autobiographical "Man of the Blues". A fine addition to Chubby’s growing list of strong releases. Smitty

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