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Keltner, Lance - 2002 Lance Keltner (#2)

ARTIST: Keltner, Lance
ALBUM: Lance Keltner (#2)
LABEL: Ulftone
YEAR: 2002


LINEUP: vocals and instruments by Lance Keltner and the Cowboy Vampires

TRACK LISTING: 01 Way Of My People * 02 Streets Of New Orleans * 03 Ride The White Horse * 04 Dirty Knees * 05 Groove Thang * 06 Welcome Back The Monkey * 07 Voodoo Doll * 08 Devil And The Deal * 09 Crescent City Gold * 10 When The Road Is Cold


I remember hearing Lance Keltner's East-West released debut back in the early '90s and rather liking it. I'd pretty much forgotten about Lance until years later when I stumbled across his 'Empty V' album. I loved the songs and the album's bluesy edge. For those of you who never heard 'Empty V' there are a few songs on there which are absolute gems. After the huge gap between the debut and 'Empty V', Keltner seemed keen to make up for lost time, releasing another album, 'The Last of the Cowboy Vampires' in 2001. For this self-titled fourth album, Lance offers more of his brand of retro-rock.

The Songs
From the Rolling Stones and Outlaw Blood inspired opener and the slide guitar blues-rock of 'Streets of New Orleans' its soon clear that this album offers its listeners very little variation on some of Keltner's previous outings. 'Ride The White Horse' is a full-on rock stomper and likewise, I can imagine fans of Little Caesar will get a kick out of 'Voodoo Doll'. 'Crescent City Gold' again is formulaic, although the arrangement is slightly improved by the addition of female backing vocals in a similar style to 'Remedy' by The Black Crowes. Sadly, the moments of this album which stray from the tried and tested Keltner formula have programmed drum loops on them in an attempt to get a more contemporary sound. I really wish he hadn't.

In Summary
I may seem a little disappointed, but it's not really a bad album by any means. I'm just left with the feeling that after repeated listens it'll never live up to the high expectations set by 'Empty V'.

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