Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

reyno-roxx
20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

gdazegod
19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2002 Articles » Washington Lees Experiment - 2002 Washington Lees Experiment
 
Washington Lees Experiment - 2002 Washington Lees Experiment



ARTIST: Washington Lees Experiment
ALBUM: Washington Lees Experiment
LABEL: Faith Hippy Records
SERIAL: -
YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Steve Washington - drums, vocals * Samuel C Lees - guitars, lead vocals, keyboards * Joe Lees - bass, vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 The Experiment * 02 See You Again * 03 Wasting My Time * 04 Resurrected * 05 Drag * 06 Nothing At All * 07 The Gift * 08 Nothing But Blue

WEBLINKS: http://www.gremlinuk.com/gremlin/newgremlinsite/wle.htm


Background
Although the name probably doesn't mean much to you right now, the Washington Lees Experiment comprises of three hard working session musicians: Steve Washington has played with Texas and Nik Kershaw, amongst others, and Samuel C Lees was previously involved with the Budgie off-shoot Tredergar. What we have here is a slab of solid bluesy rock, steeped in the traditional sounds of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, with a bit of Free thrown in for good measure.


The Songs
The upbeat and slightly funky 'See You Again' - the first proper track here, with 'The Experiment' being an intro - presents WLE's classic rock vibe, something they do very well. Some of those aforementioned influences can be heard here and I feel the groove-laden nature of this song (and especially the more mid-paced 'Wasting My Time') should strike a chord with fans of classic blues-rock bands like Foghat (especially their early work). By this point it's obvious that these three guys work well together and it's testament to how a good old fashioned power trio can't be beaten when they are at the top of their game. The slower blues of 'Resurrected' is one of the strongest tracks here - worth investigation alone - and in a magical alternate universe, it'd be great to hear Paul Rodgers sing it. Despite the title, 'Drag' really picks up the pace and has elements which sound like a distant relative of the Hendrix classic 'Fire'. It's definitely one of those tunes capturing WLE in full flow. This is tempered very well by the mid-paced qualities of 'Nothing At All', a track featuring one of Samuel's best vocal performances. The soulful 'The Gift' is hands-down my favourite track on the CD. Nothing is over-played or showy and it has a real warmth, which tips a nod in the direction of The Allman Brothers (though it's possible it's only me who thinks that), with some lovely guitar tones. 'Nothing But Blue' brings back the funk groove, with solid rhythms and fluid guitar work. It's definitely got all the chops this kind of rock requires to make the grade.


In Summary
In short, although this CD doesn't break any new musical ground and the band wear their musical influences firmly on their sleeves, you'd be foolish to miss out. If retro grooves are your bag, be sure to drop these guys a line.


Related Articles
N/A


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
This article has been tagged
 
Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
 
Articles Cloud
Fantacy Hill - 1976 Fantacy Hill, Lazarus - 1971 Lazarus, Pretty Maids - 2006 Wake Up To The Real World, Briley, Martin - 1981 Fear Of The Unknown, Signal - 1989 Loud And Clear, Piper - 1976 Piper, Liesegang - 2003 No Strings Attached, Outrider - 1991 No Way Out, Blackfoot - 1981 Marauder, Bailey - 2014 Long Way Down, Ross The Boss - 2008 New Metal Leader, Broke[N]Blue - 2001 Northern Light, Ayreon - 2008 01011001, Melodica - 2000 Long Way From Home, Yes - 1983 90125
Tags©
PM Peter Mayer EP Fortnox Bombay Suntower Shadowland Cat Stevens Helix Rock Candy Records Nobodys Fool Nazareth Blueminded Misha Calvin Skid Row (USA) Affair Bad Boy Tone Norum House Of Lords Exciter Max Webster Jeff Cannata Cannata Arcangel ABBA Agnetha Faltskog James Griffin Washington Lees Experiment John Kilzer Sorrows Moxy Jeff Paris Stage Dolls Twelfth Night Moondancer Blackfoot Rock Candy Records Omega
All Tags
Search DDG