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Eric Gales - Middle Of The Road album review

The best of Blues you can get this month

Cover art for Eric Gales - Middle Of The Road album

Penitent hellraisers make dull records, and former jailbird Eric Gales is sometimes a little too earnest on this semiconcept album that casts off his demons. Thankfully the Memphis bluesman can’t stay on the straight and narrow for long, and on the high-velocity reggae of Change In Me and the scorching soul of I’ve Been Deceived there’s still a twinkle in his eye

Henry Yates has been a freelance journalist since 2002 and written about music for titles including The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Classic Rock, Guitarist, Total Guitar and Metal Hammer. He is the author of Walter Trout's official biography, Rescued From Reality, a music pundit on Times Radio and BBC TV, and an interviewer who has spoken to Brian May, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Wood, Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson, Kiefer Sutherland and many more.