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Official Bootleg: Live In L.A.

by The Alastair Greene Band

The Alastair Greene Band tears into some classic Blues-Rock warhorses and originals on this burning live set.
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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1. Ramblin' Mind
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2. Beginning to Wonder>cissy Strut
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3. Say What You Want
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4. One Way Out
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5. Afro Blue
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6. Love Too Strong
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7. 3 Bullets
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alastair Greene started playing guitar at age 15. Originally inspired by Hard Rock guitarists such as Jimmy Page, Jake E Lee, and Eddie Van Halen, his life and musical course was altered when a friend loaned him B.B. King’s ‘Live At The Regal’, Buddy Guy’s ‘A Man and the Blues, and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Couldn’t Stand The Weather’. Alastair attended the Berklee College of music from 90-’92 and has since been performing and recording around Southern California since the early 90s. His playing can be heard on his own CDs as well as recordings by Alan Parsons (Alan’s 2004 release ‘A Valid Path’), drum legend Aynsley Dunbar, Mitch Kashmar (Delta Groove recording artist), Bad Astronaut, world renowned Blues guitarist Frank Goldwasser, as well as a number of CDs by many independent artists.

This is a LIVE CD from Winter of 2002 recorded direct to CD from the mixing board at an LA Club.

QUOTES:
"We hadn't planned on releasing a Live Record, however after I listened to the recording of this show I felt that the overall sound, energy level, and playing would be enjoyed by anyone looking for some raw, live, blues-rock."
-From The Liner Notes

"Greene is a fantastic blues guitarist with a preference for less well-known material, But, even in the midst of legendary tunes, he stood out and depicted a signature classic-rock sound. In fact, he's so good, his mentors would certainly approve."
-Music Connection Magazine

"Alastair Greene is a guitarist I enjoy listening to. Over the years I watched his playing mature into a distinctive style many try to achieve which contains the fire of Texas Blues. You will enjoy both his music and his energy."
- Seymour Duncan

"Alastair's a great cat. One of the best young rocking blues guitarists
I've seen in a long time. Watch out for him."
- James Shane, Canned Heat

"Greene is a wonderful blues/rock player."
-Vintage Guitar Magazine


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feenstra.co.uk

AGB are a gloriously Retro Rock Blues Band
A Southern Californian band who blow in the style of say the Allman Brothers/Stevie Ray with a hint of Free but without the cliché’s. This live set is an undiluted document of a quality club band teaming with fat toned solo’s, playing growling rock blues at its best, and they deliver moments of restrained inspiration. The best in Southern Rock from Southern California.

Tom Branson: Bluesrockers.ws

Monstrous talent? You bet.
You will like it all, from the band's cover of Muddy Waters' "Ramblin' Mind", through their rendition of the Allman's "One Way Out" and climaxing in an explosive presentation of the Alastair Greene original "3 Bullets" from his debut recording. The band is quite impressive, allowing Greene the room he needs to really shine on this set. He is an extremely gifted guitarist, whether playing effects heavy blues/rock or intense electric slide. He melds a touch of Walter Trout, a dash of Warren Haynes, and a pinch of Robin Trower into a high powered blues/rock beast.

Bobtje Blues

Steaming Blues Rock
Alastair Greene, originating from Santa Barbara, CA,
is determined to revive Blues inspired rock à la Jimi
Hendrix, The Allman Bros & Led Zeppelin. Previously he
released "A Little Wiser" & now there is "Live In LA",
an "official bootleg", in other words a live recording
consisting of seven tracks recorded in LA in 2002.
Alastair writes songs, plays guitar & sings. The
opener "Ramblin' Mind" reminds me of Rory Gallagher.
It is a pity that the strong Hammond organ parts by
Steve Ulstein tend to overshadow Alastair's guitar
soloing. But that is the only negative remark I am
willing to make about this record. Alastair's own
songs like "Say What You Want", which has a tremendous
intro by drummer Tom Lackner & the up-tempo "3
Bullets" are quite catching. Funky but at the same
time with a strong bluesrock feeling is "Beginning To
Wonder (Cissy Strut)" with a remarkable performance by
bass player Jack Kennedy. With 8 minutes 35 seconds
this is the longest track of the album. Then there are
"One Way Out" with slide guitar à la George Thorogood,
once again with superb hammond organ, the progressive
rock-ish "Afro Blue" (think of The Doors) & the slow
Blues "Love Too Strong" with intensely played solo's
by Alastair. Neat, very neat. Lovers of steaming Blues
rock will be delighted with this one.

G. Cataline

This is a great live album!
This is a great live album! Seven jam-packed tracks with a total running time of 44:19 minutes. Rock n' roll, boogie, scortching blues riffs! Alastair Greene (guitars and vocals) delivers high energy, fat grooves on guitar, performing outstanding leads throughout this album.
One thing is for sure, Alastair is a master player. Alastair Greene also masters the "slide" on tracks like "Say What You Want".

Mary Rudy

Greene is right up there with all the great players
The Alastair Greene Band 'Official Bootleg: Live in LA' cd is the most outstanding piece of music I have heard.
In my opinion as a guitar player Greene is right up there with the SRV, Albert King, BB King, Muddy Waters and all the other fantastic blues players.
Make sure you pick up your own cd and keep the AGB on your player at all times.(See Website For Full Review)