Slash (Featuring Myles kennedy)
Living The Dream
Snakepit Records ✪✪✪✪✪
After a few years selling out the world’s biggest venues with his old cohorts Slash, his Les Paul and top hat have returned to the day job. A deal less bloated than previous effort World On Fire, Living The Dream competently delivers what you’d expect from a 53-year-old axe-slinger whose artistic peak was 30 years ago: a few cool riffs, some giddy solos (the boy from Stoke can still play), and even a song or two that might just sink their hooks in. Kicking off with the rollicking if inoffensive The Call Of The Wild and Serve You Right, things get groovy with Read Between The Lines and Slow Grind, and he leaves Myles Kennedy to steal the show on the tender, The One You Loved Is Gone.