THE FIRST RECORD by Tracii Guns’ League Of Gentlemen

Written by on July 25, 2013 in Gigs / Tours / Events, July 25, 2013, Music Reviews - Comments Off on THE FIRST RECORD by Tracii Guns’ League Of Gentlemen

(Shrapnel Records)

Tracii Guns' League Of Gentlemen Whether it’s with L..A. Guns, his solo records or any of the number one off bands that Tracii Guns has been involved with. The end result is always the same, it’s DAMN GOOD. His latest endeavor, Tracii Gun’ s League Of Gentlemen is no different.  Tracii Guns has assembled a group of rock solid musicians that have great chemistry. The band’s debut, ‘The First Record’ is proof of that. Leaning towards a more late 60’s-ish British American blues rock sound. Tracii Guns and his League Of Gentlemen are here to make sure the 60’s generation is well represented in the 21st Century. The “League” is made up of, Scott Foster Harris brings a very soulful southern flavor while mixing Blues, Country and Classic Rock elements into his vocal styling. Craig ‘”Patches” McCloskey comes from Philly plays bass and Doni Gray from Los Angeles on drums. John Bird also from Los Angeles CA is a the musician that every band wishes they had. A multi-instrument playing musician who knows the ins and outs of music. Now, let’s talk about the album.
“Everything Everything” kicks things off on rocking fashion followed by “The Witch” a number that could have easily been taken off any album by Eric Burden and The Animals. Then theres  “Painted Lady,” a charmer of a number that will tug at your heart strings. While “Long Way To Heaven” has that Delta Blues meets Yardbirds vibe to it.  While “Saginsaw Blues” features some incredible guitar work by Tracii Guns. The band offer up two covers, “One” a great rendition of The Three Dog Night classic. The other is,  “Without You”, written by the late Pete Ham of Badfinger. Overall, Tracii Guns League Of Gentlemen’s ‘The First Record’ is a very strong, totally captivating slab of old school rock n’ roll that is unlikely to disappoint too many fans of the classic rock sound. If you still play your Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Animals and The Who albums on a regular basis, Tracii Guns’ League Of Gentlemen is about to become your new favorite band.

Highly Recommended