12 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The cover art—a teenage axman honing his chops beneath a Hendrix poster—nails the boisterous feel of Still Got the Blues. After an ’80s flirtation with pop metal, Moore returns to his blues roots with jams as rough and rowdy as a roadhouse brawl. What makes the guitarist’s style unique is his ability to balance the tightest of shuffles and progressions with his feverish solos. The powerful playing tantalizingly threatens to rip apart “Walking by Myself,” “All Your Love,” and several other cuts.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The cover art—a teenage axman honing his chops beneath a Hendrix poster—nails the boisterous feel of Still Got the Blues. After an ’80s flirtation with pop metal, Moore returns to his blues roots with jams as rough and rowdy as a roadhouse brawl. What makes the guitarist’s style unique is his ability to balance the tightest of shuffles and progressions with his feverish solos. The powerful playing tantalizingly threatens to rip apart “Walking by Myself,” “All Your Love,” and several other cuts.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
Slamdunk70 ,

Electric blues with a modern updated sound

Plenty of purist tastemongers have criticized this and Moore's other forays into blues as being too loud, too fast, too soulless, too...whatever, are missing the point entirely. If you want museum recreations of blues classics just go to a folk festival. Moore takes the blues to a place familiar to him, informed by Peter Green, Hendrix, Clapton, Beck, and Page and establishes a legitimate third generation of electric blues in doing so. This album stands with SRV or Johnny Winter's best stuff with nary a bad song on it. His own compositions hold up well enough, particularly when he has fun with the subject matter such as "Texas Strut" or "Movin' On" but its the slow burn of the title track and his cover of "As the Years Go Passing By" that add contrast and mood to what could have been a serious guitar wank-off session. Luckily, Moore finds that elusive space where technique and soul become conjoined. The added cameos by gunslinging legends Alberts King and Collins are just frosting on a delicious cake.

BoogieSunburst ,

One of the finest albums of the 90's, in any genre.

A true guitar maestro's magnum opus. In a long and varied career, Gary Moore accomplished a lot, but never more than the virtuosic effort here. Great cameos, great song choices, great tone everywhere. Pure clean technique, flashy but natural, great taste. Mmmm! So good.

Weeweewillow ,

Still got the blues

As good as it gets...

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