Sjak : The seed from which this Supersonic Blues Machine originates from was planted in 2012 when guitar player and singer-song writer Lance Lopez worked together with producer Fabrizio Grozzi on some musical ideas in the city of Los Angeles. After a day and a half they had written three songs that would become the origin for this heavy blues band. Both gentlemen still needed a great drummer and that was accomplished by recruiting none other than Kenny Aronoff and as a result the Supersonic Blues Machine was established.
Because of the fact that all three gentlemen have a very extensive network in the music scene, a big number of guest musicians were teamed up to pimp up the thirteen tracks on offer on this debut album ‘West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco’ a bit more. As such we find contributions of Billy Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Eric Gales and Chris Duarte on this album and that are not the least persons in the scene. And for those who have not gotten it yet: Supersonic Blues Machine plays heavy blues rock with a lot of attention for the beautiful guitar parts. I realize that a large chunk of the Lords Of Metal readers will totally neglect this record, but the blues fanatics among us should really give this outfit a chance. Songs like ‘Miracle Man’, my personal favorite ‘Remedy’, ‘Let It Be’ and the Bobby “Blue” Bland cover ‘Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (known from Whitesnake) are just lovely blues tunes which can easily compete with the best songs that have been released in this genre. Provogue has once again added a real gem to its roster, because this ‘West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco’ proves to be one hell of a blues album!