John Mayall - Talk About That album review

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Veteran bluesman John Mayall has always kept good company, and Talk About That is lifted above late-period fodder by a horn section that razzes up Gimme Some Of That Gumbo, and by fanboy Joe Walsh who brings melancholy to The Devil Must Be Laughing and adroit slide to Cards On The Table. Mayall’s never going to dislodge Beano, but it’s ridiculous for an 83-year old to sound this relevant

Henry Yates

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.