For Pat Travers Blues Magnet marked a return to his classic form. It features the funky, but hard-edged blues sound that made Pat a success in the late 70's, and has some truly memorable songs.
Blues Magnet is heavy enough for Hard Rock (and even some Metal) fans, but bluesy enough to appeal to fans of Blues as well. This album would likely have been a big success during Pat's heyday, but, unfortunately, by 1994 Pat was well past his prime commercially. Artistically? He was just peaking.
All of the songs on Blues Magnet are strong, but, "Blues Magnet," "Lil' Southern Belle," "Let Me Rock Your Blues Away," and, "Elaine," are standout tracks that would be highlights on any of Pat's albums.
The production is solid, with good guitar and bass tones, solid drum sounds (the drums are well recorded), and a good mix. The performances are excellent as everyone involved, including Pat himself on guitar and vocals, Michael Amico on bass, and the legendary Aynsley Dunbar on drums clearly enjoyed playing the material. And with good reason.
Blues Magnet is a really good album.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2009 21:29:10 GMT -5 by Erik Rupp