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Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub CD (album) cover

THERE'S THE RUB

Wishbone Ash

 

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3.89 | 172 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
4 stars The Folk-Country-Blues-rock of Silver Shoes opens this great but underrated album. The beautiful, almost epic ballad Persephone and the experimental, funky instrumental F.U.B.B are also among Wishbone Ash's very best and most progressive pieces ever.

The intro to Don't Come Back is also great, with fantastic guitar work and a very loud and bottom bass sound otherwise heard only in Symphonic Prog. However, after the intro the song settles into a boogie grove that would have made the song boring if it wasn't for some good breaks along the way. Hometown is also not too interesting from a prog perspective. But a decent rock song.

Lady Jay, on the other hand, is a very nice folky semi-ballad that grew on me a lot since I first heard it. As usual on Wishbone Ash albums the guitar work is amazing. One thing that stands out on this album, however, is the strong presence on several tracks of mandolin, banjo and steel guitar. This gives the album a very nice folky, sometimes country feel. There are also some simple keyboards in the background on some parts, but never in the foreground. The bass guitar is loud and has a really great bottom sound. It is also true, I believe, that this album is better recorded and produced than their earlier albums. It sounds really good!

For me this is the best Wishbone Ash album!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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