Artist: Tyla J Pallas
legend that is Tyla returns with another unmistakable Tyla release
‘The Devils Supper’, again the Dog D’Amour frontman delivers those
earthy raspy vocals amongst an album full of gritty, bluesy, boogie
filled rock n' roll.
unfamiliar with Tyla and the Dogs might find this album a little hard to
swallow, but fans of the man and his band will appreciate the blood,
sweat and tears the he puts into everything he’s put his name to and
'The Devils Supper' is no exception.
up with the funky blues of ‘Love Is’, there can be only one man
behind the mike delivering more soul in those vocals than is surely
legal, the warmth and feeling in every note is just magical.
a get a little honky tonk with the excellent ‘Long Shadows’, before
the blues comes back in force with the dirty rock of ‘It Ain't Over
Yet’ and the smooth tones of ‘Green Eyed Girl’.
go into unplugged mode with the semi-acoustic tones of ‘All Alone’,
before a little more honky tonk piano and slide guitar courtesy of
‘Judas Christ’, not the man, but the song title.
the full swagger of the album hasn’t hit you yet, then ‘The Meaning
Of Fortune and Fame’ will hit you hard between the eyes. There
is an air of the great Johnny Cash about this one, which will blow you
go down to the Deep South for a little redneck boogie for the excellent
‘Yeah (I Love You Baby)’, before bring back that gritty country
style rock in spades with ‘In Another Life’ and ‘That Someone’,
before the bluesy tones return with ‘Home’.
slide guitar returns for the country inspired blues of the heartfelt
tones of ‘Religion’ and the almost folkish ‘The Ballad of Jackie
Leven’, complete with Uillean
pipes, a tribute to the Scottish songwriter and folk musician and Doll By Doll
member, who lost his battle with cancer on the 14th Nov 2011.
bluesy country slide guitar is dominant of the album closer
‘Wisdom’, I say closer but there is the bonus track to round things
off, an acoustic demo of ‘Jesus Christ’ that wraps up a wonderful
album that may not be to everyone’s taste, but any fan of the man and
his music will just love it, so grab a chair and sit down and take in
some of the grittiest blues you’ll hear this side of North London.
by: Barry McMinn
1. Love Is
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