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Supersonic Blues Machine: West Of Flushing South Of Frisco

Album Review

Guitar royalty gather for a 21st-century take on the ‘heavy friends’ concept.

What could be called ‘superstar guest syndrome’ has become one of the blights of modern music, as big names agree to grace a project then send their solo through internet file-sharing; often sounding phoned in because, essentially, they were.

Thankfully, that’s not the case with this rich offering concocted by Texan guitarist-singer-songwriter Lance Lopez, bassist Fabrizio Grossi (producer-to-the-stars for the likes of Alice Cooper, Glenn Hughes and countless more) and drummer Kenny Aronoff, best known for his sensitive tub-thumping behind John Mellencamp. Instead, they invited some close mates.  


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