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Bill Wyman: Back to Basics

June 22nd, 2015

Bill Wyman’s new album, Back to Basics, starts promising enough, a nice groove song called What & How & If & When & Why. It sounds solid, and so promising.back-to-basics Then at the twenty-four second mark, Alfie Doolitle with laryngitis starts speaking into the big recording machine, and you wonder what’s happening. What’s happening is Bill Wyman is singing – if by singing you mean whispering hoarsely in a cockney accent.

And that’s about it for Back to Basics. It’s chock full of decent songs, most notably, but not exclusively, Seventeen and I Got Time. Yet Wyman hasn’t the voice to carry a song all the way through, never mind an entire album. It’s a pity, because there’s something here, and it could be good: but it’s not.

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  1. Stephen Bloom
    June 23rd, 2015 at 16:27 | #1

    Better than ‘Monkey Grip’?

  2. July 2nd, 2015 at 20:14 | #2

    Been a long time since I’ve listened to Monkey Grip, but I would say no.

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