Written by Ian Gerber for The Soda Shop
There is some great music coming out of Sweden via Transubstans Records. Along with Slidin’ Slim and Jeremy Irons & Ratgang Malibus’ great records (garnering my vote for some of the years best) comes Gordon Fights. Mixing their modern, blues and soul style with psychedelic and classic rock into a rollicking, groove filled record, these guys can hold their own with any rock band out there today.
My first impression is that they are Sweden’s answer to Pearls & Brass and this album is as good or better than The Black Crowes records that they cut after Amorica. Gordon Fights are actually quite bluesy and riff oriented, much like their label mates Jeremy Irons & The Ratgang Malibus but without as much reverb. They have a couple of “prog” moments, but they don’t jump around from riff to riff just try to prove how amazing they are and they don’t ruin their soulful sound with overplaying their technical proficiency. However, they do throw in some nice change ups in their songs (more…)