Size: 116.0 MB
Label: (Self released)
Styles: Modern electric blues, Chicago blues
[3:44] 1. Hard Lovin'
[3:19] 2. Can You Take It
[2:36] 3. Insomniac Blues
[3:10] 4. Who's Been Loving You?
[3:57] 5. Woman On My Mind
[3:01] 6. Crosswires
[3:37] 7. The Geddup Man
[5:13] 8. Bound To Drive You Crazy
[3:36] 9. High Tide
[3:35] 10. Washed Out Like Dirt
[3:31] 11. The Blues I've Seen
[8:39] 12. Bleedin' Heart
[2:34] 13. Eschatology Blues
BluesMotel is a bluesband from The Netherlands inspired by great bluesmen such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Elmore James and Freddie King. We try to distinguish ourselves by our drive on stage, an awesome repertoire and by playing downright tasty blues. In 2010 we released our debut album "Built for Comfort". In 2011 we released our second album "Bound To Drive You Crazy"
This CD includes 13 tracks, all deeply rooted in the well-known Chicago blues with an occasional foray into other styles. Besides the traditional raw Chicago blues shuffles that BluesMotel is known for, there are now clear rock, funk and soul influences on some tracks, producing a broader and better picture of the band’s capabilities. The 12 original songs prove that BluesMotel is mature and ready for the next step.
Like the previous album Built For Comfort this album was recorded in just two days in a professional studio. Led by professional engineer Erwin Palper, the band only had to play their live repertoire in the studio. This new release has that same raw and honest live sound present on the previous album.
Built For Comfort was lauded by the Dutch blues scene and press and received raving reviews. The old-fashioned sound, excellent production and great musicianship were praised, but there was one frequent point of criticism: the fact that the band had recorded only one original composition. With Bound To Drive You Crazy and its 12 original songs mostly written by the duo Kevin de Harde and Micha Sprenger, this point has become moot.
Bound To Drive You Crazy