Snowy White remains best known for his early 80s tenure with Thin Lizzy – which included telling contributions to Chinatown – while these days he can be found riffing alongside Roger Waters. But he’s also been steadily making albums with his White Flames for the past decade and a half.
He’ll certainly never be one to irk the purists. White’s narrow blues alley is faithful to the likes of early idols BB King and Buddy Guy, while he retains the same purity of tone as another of his homegrown heroes, Peter Green.
Realistic is a solid enough ensemble piece, veering from syncopated rhythms (Towards Higher Ground) to soft rock (Ongoing…) and soulful blues (Long Way Out Pts 1 & 2).
But he’s certainly no singer, all of which makes this one for hardcore disciples only.