BADLANDS: Voodoo Highway CD Original 1st released 1991 Atlantic.


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Fantastic 2nd album from Badlands – Voodoo Highway.
Original 1st released 1991 Atlantic 7567-82251-2 release

The disc is in excellent condition, only a few small marks on jewel case.

Voodoo Highway is the second album of the band Badlands based around the late, great Ray Gillen on lead vocals and Ozzys guitar sidekick, the fantastic Mr. Jake E. Lee. Its a good, gutsy, bluesy chunk of hard rock characterized by great song writing and excellent guitar playing. Opener “The Last Time” has a superb riff that starts quiet and then hits “overdrive” to kick start proceedings. “Show Me the Way” & “Shine On” both showcase Gillens song writing. “3 Day Funk” on side 2 is indeed funk based with 9th chords and feels like it should have Glenn Hughes on base. “Silver Horses” is another good driving rock song while the cover of James Taylors “Fire and Rain” is another album highlight.

Label: Atlantic ? 7567-82251-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Europe
Released: 1991
Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock
1 The Last Time 3:41
2 Show Me The Way 4:12
Other [Gourd] Jake E. Lee
3 Shine On 4:22
4 Whiskey Dust 4:18
Guiro Jake E. Lee
5 Joes Blues 0:57
6 Soul Stealer 2:56
7 3 Day Funk 3:51
Blues Harp [Second Half] Ray Gillen
Congas, Timbales, Maracas, Drum [Jeff Martin Blow Drum], Blues Harp [First Half] Jeff Martin
Cowbell Jake E. Lee
8 Silver Horses 4:40
Bass [Moog] Jake E. Lee
Written-By Jeff Martin
9 Love Don’t Mean A Thing 4:01
Maracas Jake E. Lee
10 Voodoo Highway 2:22
Tambourine, Percussion [Size 10 Boot] Jeff Martin (3)
11 Fire And Rain 3:40
Written-By James Taylor
12 Heavens Train 3:57
Maracas [Huevos] Jeff Martin
13 In A Dream 2:13
Acoustic Bass Greg Chaisson

Phonographic Copyright (p) Atlantic Recording Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) WEA International Inc.
Recorded At Rumbo Recorders
Recorded At Indigo Ranch Studios
Mixed At Westlake Audio
Art Direction Bob Defrin
Backing Vocals Jeff Martin (3) (tracks: 1, 3, 9)
Bass Greg Chaisson (tracks: 1 to 4, 5 to 12)
Co-producer, Engineer James A. Ball
Design [Gator Logo] Jeff Martin (3)
Drums Jeff Martin (3) (tracks: 1 to 4, 5 to 12)
Engineer [2nd, Mix] Brad Aldridge*
Engineer [2nd] Chris Kupper, Gina Immel, Mike Gunderson, Steve Harrison (2)
Engineer [Additional, Mix] Michael Malina
Guitar Jake E. Lee (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 9, 11, 12)
Guitar [Dobro] Jake E. Lee (tracks: 10, 13)
Illustration [Cover] John Taylor Dismukes
Mastered By Greg Calbi
Organ Jake E. Lee (tracks: 1, 3, 7, 8)
Photography By Jeff Tisman, Larry Marano, Rick Gould
Piano Jake E. Lee (tracks: 2, 11)
Producer Jake E. Lee
Tambourine Jake E. Lee (tracks: 1, 4, 8, 11)
Vocals Ray Gillen (tracks: 1 to 4, 5 to 13)
Written-By Greg Chaisson (tracks: 3, 12), Jake E. Lee (tracks: 1 to 10, 12), Ray Gillen (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 10, 12, 13)
Made in Germany
Barcode: 7567-82251-2
Matrix / Runout: 756782251-2 WME
Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
Label Code: LC 0121

If you want guitar, here it is, in all its ominous shimmering sustain, tone, & phrasing glory! Jake E. Lee is a monster, and this album is Godzilla sized perfection!

5.0 out of 5 stars What a cool, funky follow up!,
This is a quality follow up to the debut record. New drummer Jeff Martin fits in perfectly, locking in the engine room with the fabulously reliable Greg Chaisson on the bass.This time round there is a bit more emphasis on acoustic(title track Voodoo Highway) & a bit of slide guitar by the amazingly brilliant Jake E Lee,but relax this is QUALITY blues based heavy rock that grooves and smoulders and despite Ray Gillens health issues and deteriorating friendships with the rest of the group,he is on fire again.Brilliant stuff,and another time this would be a certainty for a platinum disc,alas the musical landscape had changed and Bandlands never got the attention,media coverage, or lucky break they deserved, huge pity! Highlights include The Last time, Soul Stealer & 3 Day Funk not forgetting a cover of a James Taylor tune,Fire & Rain & Heavens Train, the album gets stronger the further into it you delve! Of the 3 albums this is arguably the weakest,yet I think that has more to do with the other 2 albums being so very strong, particularly the debut album.

5.0 out of 5 stars Bluesier follow up to the classic debut.
With more attention to hooks and melody, this second Badlands album is an even match for the debut.
Overall theres less guitar pyrotechnics and more of a distinct Led Zeppelin (or indeed overall 70s) vibe going.

5.0 out of 5 stars Hard blues rock in the 90s,
If you like their self-titled debut you should get this.

Ray Gillens vocals, Jake E. Lees unique hard style and song-writing make this a raw and in-your-face aural assault.

No point highlighting specific tracks, as Badlands always delivered. However, silver Horses’ sounds like early 1970s blues rock.

With the summer imminent, get it in the car stereo and play it loud. Alongside a hot chick, preferably.

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Weight 0.1 kg


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