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First track on Wilson’s debut album hits you with a Voodoo Chile-style guitar fest showing the Lincolnshire guitarist’s very tasty chops against an insistent Delta blues beat. The riffy World’s Gone Crazy takes us into rock-pop territory, while Peace And Love is an SRV-type Texas shuffle; but there’s more going on, with tough vocals and harmonies, plus meaty guitar responses (nice James Bond ending chord, too!). The title track is almost grungy with, again, lots of riffs, vocal harmonies, catchy fills and a cool wah-wah-fuzz solo. No duff tracks and the final ballad Holding Hands is a great sign-off to a fine debut. This is not straight blues but catchy British rock, and while never derivative is infused with dollops of Seattle, Texas, Chicago, Mississippi, and even a bit of Belfast (Words Of A Woman). Fabulous playing and tones, too. What’s not to like?