The Michael Des Barres Band - Carnaby Street (Gonzo Multimedia) ****1/2
Michael Des Barres is a legendary performer. Not only is known in the musical field, but he's also an accomplished actor, appearing in many productions. In the 70s', he was leading Silverhead and then Detective, with whom he released a couple of records. And he was also know for being married to Pamela Des Barres, and if you don't know who that is, then perhaps rock 'n' roll is not your thing. Never the less, it's been over two decades since there was a musical release from Des Barres, and this one just rocks, it rocks hard!
With so much more life experience behind this belt, Des Barres, really means what he says. He looks like he's been to hell and back, and is not afraid to sing about it. The album's theme is a bluesy rock with a very gutsy delivery. His voice, has that penetrating effect. Many of the songs stylistically bring back the feel The Faces had back in the 70s. And that's the feel everyone's been after for years.
Des Barres has some great players with him. This band rocks, and really allows him to shine brightly. Des Barres sings with a lot of soul and charisma. His performance is brilliant! There is a great feel all over the place. "Carnaby Street" is a real surprise, coming from a true rock 'n' roll survivor.