The best things in life are often the ones that don’t
change much, and that applies to Leslie West, who
still plays with incredible feel and tone, and sings like
a mofo—pretty amazing for a guy who can say he
played at Woodstock! His latest album features guest
cameos by Johnny Winter, Mark Tremonti, Dee Snider, and Jonny Lang, but
West puts much of the power and soul behind it, whether he’s wrenching
badass tone from one of his signature Dean guitars on a heavier track
like “Not Over You at All,” or playing wicked slide with Winter on “Busted,
Disgusted, or Dead.” Included in the selection of well-crafted originals
is a remake of “Long Red”—a song from West’s 1969 album, Mountain,
which has become a sampling staple for a bunch of hip-hop artists—
and there’s also a soulful rendition of Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves
a Woman,” where West and Lang show a grasp for R&B that’s as deep
south as Muscle Shoals. All in all, Still Climbing makes it abundantly clear
that West is doing just that. Provogue.
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