Blak and Blu (CD)


Gary Clark Jr.

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Amoeba Review

Young blues guitarist Garry Clark Jr. showed remarkable promise before — on his The Bright Lights EP earlier this year he sounded like a slightly more authentic Black Keys. But Blak & Blu takes his retro blues-rock sound to the arena. There’s no resisting the smiling James Brown raveup “Ain’t Messin ’Round,” which could sell sand in the Sahara (but likely will be used to sell iPads or something) with its good-natured soul vibes. The Bright Lights EP standout “When My Train Pulls In” returns here, augmenting its classic blues sound with big rock drums and cutting vocal effect. The star, though, is Clark Jr.’s epic guitar solo, crying and squealing like a train stopping before slamming into a truck. Some modernistic touches appear, such as the electronic neo-soul of the title track and hip-hop flavored “The Life,” but they aren’t really necessary, as Clark Jr.’s past-minded efforts are bright enough on their own. Any Black Keys or Jack White fan looking for a more truly blues experience that still rocks plenty hard needn’t look any futher.

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Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ain't Messin' Around
Gary Clark Jr.
2.
When My Train Pulls In
Gary Clark Jr.
3.
Blak And Blue
Gary Clark Jr.
4.
Bright Lights
Gary Clark Jr.
5.
Travis County
Gary Clark Jr.
6.
The Life
Gary Clark Jr.
7.
Glitter Ain't Gold
Gary Clark Jr.
8.
Numb
Gary Clark Jr.
9.
Please Come Home
Gary Clark Jr.
10.
Things Are Changin'
Gary Clark Jr.
11.
Third Stone From The Sun
Gary Clark Jr.
12.
You Saved Me
Gary Clark Jr.
13.
Next Door Neighbor Blues
Gary Clark Jr.

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