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Snowy White and the White Flames - The Situation

Snowy White and the White Flames
The Situation
by "Metal Mark" Garcia at 23 May 2019, 6:18 AM

In the past (especially the end of the 70’s and beginning of the 80’s) there wasn’t hard to see a musician gathering a set of famous invited guests to play on an album with them. Today, it’s not so usual to see such a thing, but from time to time, one of these albums appears. And “The Situation”, the latest album of SNOWY WHITE AND THE WHITE FLAMES is one of them.

To explain a bit, Snowy White is a British guitarist who played on THIN LIZZY from 1980 to 1982, and his name is linked to bands as PINK FLOYD, ROGER WATERS & THE BLEEDING HEART BAND, and actually plays on the band of Roger Waters. And what could the listeners expect of his album? Well, it’s an eclectic Classic Rock album, because it bears elements from Folk Rock, Blues, Jazz Rock, and even some touches of Latin musical genres. Although such musical format was used many times in the past, in his hands the things flow in a lovely and great way, indeed, with songs of excellent taste.

The sound quality of “The Situation” is excellent, being clean and worried to make everything sound with the right instrumental tunes (the percussive touches on “L. A. Skip” is extremely clear). Yes, it’s a great work with excellent results. The album doesn’t sound aggressive, and it won’t remind of something that he did in his past bands, because it’s not Snowy’s musical focus. But on songs “The Situation” with its Blues/Noir ambiance and excellent chorus, the eclectic feeling of “L. A. Skip” (the Reggae elements can be heard on the percussion and clean guitars), the introspective Jazz/Blues essence of “Can’t Seem To Do Much About It”, the sad Blues introspection of “Crazy Situation Blues”, the party Blues Rock with very good bass guitar and drums presence of “You Can’t Take It With You”, and the classical Blues presented on “Hard Blues” are the best songs of the album.

To hear “The Situation” is a very good experience for anyone.

Originality: 7
Songwriting: 9
Memorability: 7
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. The Situation
2. This Feeling
3. L. A  Skip
4. Can’t Seem to Do Much About It
5. Crazy Situation Blues
6. Blues in My Reflection
7. Why Do I Still Have The Blues?
8. You Can’t Take It With You
9. Migration
10. The Lying Game
11. Hard Blues
12. I Can’t Imagine
Lineup:
Snowy White - Guitar, Vocals, Guitar Synthesizer
Record Label: Independent
     


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