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Continental - All A Man Can Do

Continental - All A Man Can Do

Label : Flix Records | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Cor : Rick Barton (Dropkick Murphys, The Outlets), stays true to his folk-punk roots of course, but mister Barton has also listened to bands like Slobberbone very well; he also added a large portion of country (blues) to his mix. Even the vocal “color” and arrangements come very close to some work of Brent Best. The passion that can be seen as some kind of trademark of the music by Best, can also instantly be tasted on ‘All A Man Can Do’ . Anyway, this is obviously an honest and convincing “real life” document with the ups and downs of the writer, which is worked out in a great way. Actually there can be found just one point of criticism; the variation (or maybe ability to exploit a wider musical range) is not of a level of for example the earlier mentioned Slobberbone. Still, we may be thankful for the work by Stephen Barton (the son indeed), who convinced his father to do something with this material. This is a nice piece of work by father and son, accompanied by Tom Mazelewski (drums) and Dave DePrest (guitar).

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