Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CD Review: British Rocker Michael Des Barres Gets "Hot N Sticky" On New Live Album

British singer/actor Michael Des Barres is riding high on a musical comeback due to his latest studio album "Carnaby Street." The album was released last year and topped a number to critics' favorite album lists and also caught the ear of Bruce Springsteen's guitarist Stevie Van Zandt. While on tour, he decided to record some of the shows to see how he sounded live and just have a keepsake from this tour. Instead, he decided that the shows were so good that he needed to release a live album. The new album entitled "Hot 'n' Sticky Live" was recorded at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA earlier this year.

The eight-song release finds Michael Des Barres in excellent form, performing songs from his latest studio album, as well as a few covers. He comes right out of the gate with guitars blazing for "Carnaby Street," then gets his rocks on for "Hot 'n' Sticky." He tries turning "Stop In The Name Of Love" into a rock anthem with mixed results, by it seems Des Barres is having fun again performing in a live setting. The album closes with the ten-minute medley beginning with the original "My Baby Saved My Ass," before moving on to the Humble Pie hit "I Don't Need No Doctor" and then T. Rex's "Get It On."

To find out more about Michael Des Barres new live album "Hot 'n' Sticky Live," please visit www.desbarres.com.

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