Ruff n Roar |Live At Scratchers |Mick Clarke

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One musician who faithfully reproduces his brand of blues live too, as I witnessed during his performance at Mumbai’s St. Andrew’s Auditorium on October 25th, 2014, is Mick Clarke; all this, even after churning albums out since the ‘60s, initially as a member of Killing Floor, before going solo. Accompanied by long-time members Chris Sharley on drums and Eddie Masters on bass, the same line-up that toured India, ‘Ruff n Roar’ was recorded live last year at Scratchers – originally known as The Three Lions – a small pub in Surrey, England, and effectively reiterates that Mick likes nothing better than laying out stinging guitar solos over blues, including on standards from Elmore James [“Happy Home”], on which Mick appropriately plays slide, to Willie Dixon’s “You Need Love” – which, for the trivia-minded, served as a blueprint for Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” – as well as Mick’s very own compositions that display his inherent affection for rocking blues. This is an effort from a true musical superman that also has Clarke as part of his name!

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– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

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