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Little Caesar: Redemption

Album Review

Back. And in an umistakanly rock’n’roll state of mind.

For their first album in 12 years, four- fifths of the original line-up plus guitarist Joey Brasler have picked up where you’d want Little Caesar to be – that point just after 1990’s eponymous debut when they were all-but abandoned by the Geffen big-wigs.

Then, as now, they swagger like the Stones and rock like the ’DC – with a soulful interlude never more than a heartbeat away. 

This time rather than Aretha Franklin’s Chain Of Fools, it’s the title-track on which singer par excellence Ron Young busts a bluesy gut to prove that this band are sweat-and-blisters real. 

Among some other self- penned corkers is a first-rate segue of Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells A Story/Keef’s Happy, and a brilliant boogie through Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock. Respect is due.

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