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CD REVIEW: SMOKEY FINGERS – Promised Land

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CD REVIEW: SMOKEY FINGERS – Promised Land
Tanzan Music
September 2016
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
8/10

Italian four-piece Smokey Fingers produced one of the coolest – if unexpected – serves of smoke-infused Southern rock in 2011 with their debut album Colombus Way.

That was five whole years ago: the band toured off that acclaimed debut, some of them even took time out to backpack through their beloved America, getting face to face with the birthplaces of their musical amour – so we can immediately read a lot into the title of album #2.

There’s some solid Skynyrd influence coming through in tracks such as The Basement and Cry For The Badman, and a country rock groove worth of the great Steve Earle’s louder work on The Road Is My Home and Last Train.

Floorwashing Man and Black Madame edge towards the more commercial end of the Molly Hatchet spectrum as well, proving that these cats have done their homework, now what they love, and aren’t afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves.

Just as it did in Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns from the ‘60s, sometimes Italy makes a pretty perfect USA, and any fan of southern rock should fine a lot to love here.

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