Seven-time Blues Music Award nominee Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges is the son of Preacher Othineil Bridges Sr., also known as blues singer and guitarist Hideaway Slim. Eugene’s musical foundation was built on Gospel and blues, singing and playing guitar and bass for numerous gospel groups as he was growing up. Eugene was also influenced by many other styles and musicians, such as T-Bone Walker and Sam Cooke.
The Svelteness of Boogietude is a typical of JT’s output in certain ways — rockers mixed with ballads, all of them crafted with causal elegance — but there are new elements here as well. In particular, there’s an attention to the legacy of later-period T. Rex, which results in tunes that kick total ass. Mr Coley, having seen Bolan play during his Zinc Alloy/Zip Gun Boogie period, went so far as to claim that “JT’s approach to this stuff equals that of the Master — huge riff-based anthems that balance glam dynamics with mystical history on the head of a pin. “ But JT also manages to pull of ballads that can remind one of Beat Happening (“Gliding”) or what it might be like to hear Warren Zevon covering the Velvets (“Somebody Down There”), a lost track by the Stalk Forrest Group (“Muffintop”) or even a Kevin Ayers/Scott Walker move so bold you’ll shiver (“I Still Like Cassettes”).
It’s inconceivable that anyone who truly digs rock music will not be sucked deeply into the vortex of Boogietude. We can only pray that you will hear it, to experience the massive wonders of he who is Brother JT.
1.Here’s What I Know
2.Do it Now
4.For the Ancient Sun
5.Those Were Good Times, Weren’t They?
9.When You Asked Me For the Moon
10.Ghost in the Bedroom
12.All of Us
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