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Number of No More Interviews (1979) Reviews: 1
No more recordings like this please
Reviewer: John Fitzgerald, Human resources staff database assistant June 11, 2001 Rick is only listed as rhythm, 12 string and slide guitars on this album but it doesn't say
which songs he's on. To make matters worse, Mayall strangely enough sounds better on
the more pop orientated songs than the blues ones which is not a good sign for an artist
with his background in the blues. Even then, the pop isn't that great. The forced energy on
the rocker "Take me home tonight" sounds badly dated for it's time and Mayall seems half
hearted about the idea of doing a fully fledged piano ballad in "Falling" so it definitely
sounds half baked. There's some passable moments like "A bigger slice of pie" &
"Consideration" if you can excuse the harmonica solo being fed through one of those
Peter Frampton tube things. The blues numbers just miss the target altogether. "Hard
going up" has no improvisation and the solo work on "Wild new lover" is drowned in a
sea of horn and harmonica scratches that attempt to be meaningful which doesn't help this
closing slow dirge. If you're gonna get Mayall, you might as well get what he's been
known for and this isn't it.
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