Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CD Review: Big Head Todd And The Monsters Bring Out The Blues On "Black Beehive"

Colorado rockers Big Head Todd And The Monsters return with their tenth studio album of original material entitled "Black Beehive." The album was released back in February through Shout! Factory and band co-founder Todd Park Mohr states that the new album “allows us to truly reach our audience through the language of the blues.”

The new eleven-song album begins with the up-tempo shake of "Hey Delia" as the band gets down on funky on this opening track. They bring up the dirty blues of "Seven State Lines," before heading into the album's lead single "Josephina." The song carries a classic seventies rock vibe with that "live take" feel. The band slows things down for the title-song before ramping up the guitars for the hard blues/rock of "We Won't Go Back." They visit the south with the New Orleans swamp blues of "Fear Greed And Ignorance," then head up-north for the flashback Chicago-blues of "Hubert's Dream," before closing with the acoustic shuffle of "Travelin' Light" and the gentle touch of "Forever Bonnie."

Big Head Todd And The Monsters just wrapped up the first leg of the tour and are heading back out on the road March 21 with a string of dates along the west coast. To find out more about their new album "Black Beehive," please visit bigheadtodd.com.

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