The Band - High on the Hog

The Band
High on the Hog

(Rhino)

First Appeared in The Music Box, June 1996, Volume 3, #4

Written by John Metzger

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The Band is back with an album of mostly cover tunes. In fact, only two songs are original compositions. Perhaps, it's for the better though. Back to Memphis is a smooth, bluesy number that translates better on stage than it does here. Where I Should Always Be is one of the best songs on the collection and it recreates Robbie Robertson's laid-back and mellow style. Rick Danko does a fine job on vocals here and provides a thundering bass line anchoring Garth Hudson's delicate keyboard playing and flighty soprano saxophone solo. Forever Young is another of The Band's classic performances of a Bob Dylan-penned song, and it's lovingly dedicated to the memory of Jerry Garcia a fitting tribute! starstarstar

High on the Hog is available from Barnes & Noble.
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Ratings

1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!

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Copyright 1996 The Music Box