In 1970 Cocker was given only nine days to put together a band for his upcoming tour. Up against the wall and without a band, he turned to his friend Leon Russell for help.
He likes it hard, fast, and loud. With that thought, his new release, 'Should've Seen it Coming,' delivers in spades.
Most people see Leonard Cohen as a composer, a singer, a writer, a poet, an artist, and a painter. In actuality, he was all of those, but truly, he was an explorer who mapped the human condition.
We really appreciated the opener "I Need Your Lovin," where the worlds of ZZ Top and BTO merge. Other high points include the Rory Gallagher classic "Bullfrog Blues," with Chambers ripping so intensely that we're betting Rory himself smiled.
Now some of you might be raising your eyebrows in surprise and thinking “A blues album from Willie Nelson? Really?” Yes, friends, he really did put out a blues album, and why not?