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Highway 414: Hellbound For The Highway

Highway 414 are a blues rock band that would feel just as at home on the streets of Chicago as they do in their hometown of Milwaukee. These four gentlemen know how to rock which they so aptly demonstrate on their new album Hellbound For The Highway. Band members include Paul Fecke (harp, vocals), S. Aaron Oliver (guitar), Dan Behrens (bass) and Eric Sorenson (drums). Inspired by artists such as Muddy Waters, Albert King, Howlin' Wolf, and others, Highway 414 has really laid down an emotional rocking blues album that really gets the blood flowing. This album never pretends to be something it's not, and as the band claims they "play working class music for working class people" and who am I to argue with that. No false pretentions here, just good old fashioned blues rock that will have you tapping your feet from the first song to the last.

From the album opener "Show me The Door" with its simple bluesy rhythms and fabulous Chicago style harp to the closing "Devil Ridin' Shotgun" where classic style acoustic blues shines through with slow burning rhythms and Fecke's gritty voice and harp workout, this album has everything a blues aficionado would want. By the way, the songs in between are pretty good too.

With Hellbound For The Highway it is clear Highway 414 are not some novelty blues act as they have really put their heart and soul into the music. After all, is that not what playing the blues is all about? When all is said and done if you like the blues this is a no brainer go out and get it.

Track Listing:
1. Show Me The Door
2. All Fired Up
3. All Burnin' Up
4. Ain't That Like A Woman
5. Sorry Sunday (Hangover Blues)
6. Any Friend Of Vinnie
7. Make Love Together
8. Bridge Across The Miles
9. I'm Callin'
10. Bungalow Boogie
11. Dusk Till Dawn
12. Devil Ridin' Shotgun

Added: August 14th 2010
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Band's Official Site
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Language: english

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