Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Texas Flood - 1983 Blues Rock 180 Grm LP
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Texas Flood
Epic / Legacy – 88985375421
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
01 Feb 2017
Modern Electric Blues
A1 Love Struck Baby
A2 Pride And Joy
A3 Texas Flood
A4 Tell Me
B1 Rude Mood
B2 Mary Had A Little Lamb
B3 Dirty Pool
B4 I'm Cryin'
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Epic Records
Copyright (c) – Epic Records
(p) 1983 (c) 1983, 2016 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Made in the E.U.
The actual release is February, 2017.
Stevie Ray Vaughan is a musician of immeasurable talent and influence. When "Texas Flood" was released, there hadn't been anything like it heard since Hendrix. His tone on that old beat-up stratocaster was hot and brown. (A brief digression on the "brown" sound - Eddie Van Halen said it was the difference between hitting a block of wood with a hammer and hitting an anvil. If you don't get that - don't bother.)
Texas Flood was a stunning collection of upbeat tunes and instrumentals mixed evenly with hair-raising slow blues. SRV wired that stratocaster with cables, (seriously, his guitar gauges were ridiculously thick), then he bent those strings into tortured notes that hit your eardrum the way a bite of your momma's apple pie hits your tongue or the way Catherine Zeta Jones hits the eye.
The title tune is a slow blues jam with Stevie's great vocals mixed in with his guitar solos scorching sound waves at times he bends strings up TWO half-frets, choking the life out of that strat. The previously mentioned "Pride and Joy" is more uptempo and everything good about guitar-based Blues can be heard on that track. "Mary Had A Little Lamb" takes several children's nursery rhymes and puts them to the 3-chord miracle that was Double Trouble.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Label Code: LC 00199
Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout (etched)): 17974 1A 88985375421
Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout (etched)): 17974 1B 88985375421
|Format||LP, 180 Gram|