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Truth Be Told by Bad Touch

Bad Touch's Truth Be ToldNew album from Norfolk,UK own British blues/rock band Bad Touch.

I was sent a preview for the future release for the band, Bad Touch who are a British blues/rock band from Norfolk, UK. Hitting play on their second studio album, “Truth Be Told”, I was immediately taken back to the early 1990’s when I first heard the Black Crowes. As I went through each track, I was drawn into the groove of the entire album, and aside from an obvious influence of Crowes, I heard a plethora of other influences. Listening to tracks like ‘Waiting For This’, ‘Under My Skin’, ‘Heartbreaker Soulshaker’, and ‘Take Your Time’, I heard traces of Zepplin, Bonamassa, Gov’t Mule, Skynard, The Allman’s, and The Stones all in there. To say the absolute least, there is some Southern stylings in Bad Touch’s songwriting. Stevie Westwood delivers vocals that are powerful and full of soul. Aside from the vocals that standout on the tracks, I have to say, the guitar work by Rob Glendinning and Daniel Seekings is truly on the level of Page, Bonamassa, and Warren Hayes to say the least. But being a reformed bass player, nothing creates a better foundation than those responsible for the grooves and bottom end on an album. Michael Bailey on bass, and George Drewry on drums are rock solid on this album!

A couple of tracks that shine are the radio remixes on the album, ‘99%’, and ‘Made To Break’. Both remixed by legendary Rolling Stones engineer and co-producer, Chris Kimsey. My personal favorites on Truth Be Told would be the tracks ‘Outlaw’ and ‘Let The Sun Shine’. Bad Touch and engineer Jethro Chaplin nailed these tracks beautifully.

From start to finish, this album is worth a spin or a few dozen. They are much more than a group trying to revive a sound from the past, but doing what great musicians are supposed to do, move it forward. Bad Touch are on the cusp of breaking into their own songwriting style and “Truth Be Told” is definitely proving that they are on the way!

Bad Touch
Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

Members:
STEVIE WESTWOOD LEAD VOCALS
ROB GLENDINNING LEAD GUITAR, ACOUSTIC GUITAR
GEORGE DREWRY DRUMS, KEYBOARDS, BACKING VOCALS
MICHAEL BAILEY BASS GUITAR
DANIEL SEEKINGS GUITARS, BACKING VOCALS

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All songs written by BAD TOUCH
Album recorded at MWNCI STUDIO, WALES
Produced by BAD TOUCH
Engineered and mixed by JETHRO CHAPLIN
Mastered by DONAL WHELAN
Album release date: December 2nd, 2016

Bad Touch
Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

 

Track Listing
1. One More Night
2. 99% *
3. Waiting For This
4. Under My Skin
5. Heartbreaker Soulshaker
6. Take Your Time
7. Let The Sun Shine
8. My Mother Told Me
9. Outlaw
10. Made to Break
11. Healing Hand
12. The Mountain
*Radio Remix by Chris Kimsey

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