"Bostonian Speidel plays lots of electric guitar, his fervid imagination challenging his fingers to keep up on an all-instrumental set recorded in a neighborhood watering hole. He and his two jazz-minded colleagues flow ideas in jazzy interplay with few seams showing. Their blues-rock moves are genuinely exciting. Three stars."
-- Frank-John Hadley (Downbeat)
"Speidel is truly at home with the bluesy side of his material as is evident with the album's fretboard masterpiece "Burnslide". Speidel dials this composition right in and exhibits some of his best guitar playing on the track...Music lovers with an ear for blues, jazz and improv should dig Speidel's new offering of "Guitar Bass Drums."
-- Douglas Sloan (Metronome)
"This CD should appeal to many whether they are a traditional blues lover or even a guitar lover...These guys have pulled it off as very few can. The playing is tight, concise and fluid. Paul’s mastery of guitar makes for a very pleasing experience. The rhythm section keeps the music on a great track...He seems to meld blues and jazz to perfection here while keeping a pure blues feel. This is a great product and a definite keeper. The voicings, timings and rhythms were superb throughout. If you are in or plan to be in the Boston area, these guys are a must see."
-- Tom Pinnock (Lever's Blues Blog, Blues Web Ring)
"Enjoyable...Speidel's dexterous guitar licks, as on the slow Blues "Burnslide", are the "voice" on this recording which will appeal primarily to musicians and fans of Blues guitar. Not just Blues, but Jazz ("Beautiful and Blue"), Rock ("Dirty Mudflaps") and even New Age ("Solar Winds"). Three stars.
-- Dylann DeAnna (BluesCritic.com)
"Top Five Picks!" (Metronome Magazine, April 2006)