Randy Bachman – Heavy Blues  (2015)

Randy Bachman neil young 2009Old Winnipeg friend Neil Young told Randy Bachman to get risky for his new album. “Don’t do the same old shit and call it new. Do something scary. Scare yourself.”

Good advice that Neil famously follows himself, but Randy just doesn’t have that kind of imagination. Heavy Blues isn’t particularly bluesy, but it is heavily laden – with vapid lyrics and well-meaning guitar friends (Bonamassa, Frampton, Gibbons…).

BUT, it also has Little Girl Lost, a driving, must-buy collab with Neil Young. It’s like Guess Who on PEDs – complete, of course, with cowbell.