2015 – Durstwerks
By Phillip Smith; June 11, 2016
Good Good Lovin, the latest from Canadian bluesman Bill Durst (Thundermug), is one hell of a treat. With bassist Joe DeAngelis and drummer Corey Thompson at his side, Durst is serving up some of the tastiest Texas-style guitar blues and boogie I’ve heard. The album features nine original kick-ass tracks co-written by Durst and DeAngelis, of which most sport a strong ZZ Top vibe.
The music hits the ground running with title track “Good Good Lovin”. Durst dishes out fuzzy riffs and groovy licks as this infectious song races along, hammering the listener’s adrenal glands into submission. “Got Love” keeps the energy levels high with call-backs to early Led Zeppelin. Durst’s gravelly vocals sound so cool as he’s ripping it up on guitar in the outstanding power shuffle “King Snake Prowl”. His slide guitar on “Heaven Heaven” sounds mighty sweet too.
I could listen to Durst play guitar all day long and not tire. Good Good Lovin is an instant favorite which needs no time to warm up to. Fans of ZZ Top should strongly consider picking a copy of this album up.
For more info on Bill Durst, visit his website http://www.billdurst.com/