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UK - NELSON KING: Electric
NKR Recordings. 9 tracks. 39.39 minutes.
Certainly a man not lacking in confidence. A few months ago I received an email from Nelson wondering why the news he had posted (on himself) hadn't been posted on our website (I might add yet.it was only posted about an hour before the email.give me chance!) and lamenting the state of the Blues press for not covering anything slightly different or progressive (ie him). Iresponded by letting him know that he clearly hasn't read our magazine and to send a copy of his CD in for review. So here it is. After his rather self assured statement I was expecting something quite unusual and exciting, so it came as a slight shock when first track 'Gotta Be Nice' comes in as the 'same-old' stifling Blues/Rock that I am so tired of hearing..things had to change and thankfully that's what happens (he was playing with me all along) from second track 'I Want You' the album starts to live up to its name "Electric". The main plus point of the album is Nelsons inventive use of the Electric Guitar, veering off into directions many musicians would never dream of, his lack ofco nstraint allows for a freedom of playing that brings life to tracks that would otherwise fall dull. Lyrically inept maybe (lines endlessly repeating??) but a nice Clapton-esque vocal turn make this a pretty decent piece of work.I look forward to
Nelson's next album.
Blues Matters Magazine (april 2004)
By the time the first band hit the stage the
Memorial Hall was bulging at the seams. Nelson King playing a rare local
gig opened the evening with his guitar led ,rock influenced songs culled
from his worldwide selling and played cd "electric". Think
Muddy Waters, early Fleetwood Mac then you get the feel of this set. I
just love the raw guitar sound. With his own loyal and noisy supportive
fan base adding to the atmosphere and Nelson putting every ounce of
emotion into in guitar solo's we couldn't have asked for a better start.
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