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Pat Travers' love for the blues and loud, fierce rock 'n' roll comes through on the album following his career high point, the incendiary concert album Live! Go for What You Know. Travers is in fine voice here, with enough dexterous guitar licks to keep air guitarists quite busy. Though he hails from Toronto, he has enough southern soul in his singing and playing to make "Can't Be Right" a great R&B-fused hard rock tune. But the obvious highlight here is the AOR hit "Snortin' Whiskey," which takes Lynyrd Skynyrd's southern rock and amps it up for the '80s. His take on Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign" is positively ferocious, with a guitar tone that's thick and present. Travers' take on Bob Marley's "Is This Love" fixes up reggae for the hard rock crowd and leaves enough room for Travers to really sing. Travers' keyboard playing fleshes out the group and brings a new dimension to the album's title track.

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Pat Travers- Crash and Burn

Pat is everything one needs in ear busting, soul digging rock. Don't leave it behind, it's a must. Mainly 4 tunes are enough to satisfy the artist's palette...Crash and Burn....Snortin' Whiskey....Boom Boom (out go the lights)....Makes No Difference. Hey, it's the way I feel.


Born: April 12, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

While most bluesy hard rock acts of the '70s and '80s hailed from the United States (the South, to be exact), there were several exceptions to the rule, such as Canadian singer/guitarist Pat Travers. Born in Toronto on April 12, 1954, Travers first picked up the guitar just prior to entering his teens after witnessing a local performance by the great Jimi Hendrix. It wasn't long before Travers was studying the other top rock guitarists of the day (Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, etc.), and paying...
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