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Mark Porkchop Holder - Let It Slide Alive album review

The best of Blues you can get this month

Cover Art for Mark Porkchop Holder - Let it slide

Black Diamond Heavies founder Mark Porkchop Holder fits right in on Alive’s ragged-arsed roster with this solo debut.

Disappearing is brilliantly untutored, while My Black Name is fuzzy, itchy and paranoid (‘I got no pride and I got no shame, one more black mark on my black name’). To finish, Porkchop plays us out with a mule-kicking Baby Please Don’t Go.

Henry Yates is a freelance journalist who has 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 regular guest on Times Radio and an interviewer who has spoken to Brian May, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Wood, Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson, Kiefer Sutherland and many more.