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Medicine Men

A Different Port (Last Night From Glasgow)

By • May 21st, 2020 • Category: Album review

This is a great second album from Glasgow’s Medicine Men.

They have developed their playing and sound since the debut and this is now a perfectly-oiled rock outfit, with the lines and riffs to prove it… The production sound on this album is bloody wonderful, a real good job. There are ten tracks of variety and wonder…

There is piledriving AOR in opener ‘When We First Met’) – nothing wrong with that, and the riffs recall some Del Amitri, a good influence indeed.

‘Getaway Driver’ gives us a bit more, more mournful, BM can just see the Ford Granada waiting outside that bank…

‘Back On Board’ is another machine of a track, with a great guitar solo….

And the rest of the album is really good too – ‘Change My Mind’ has some interesting brass, which really works well… And ‘Ottoman Blues’ has some great acoustic…

One of BM’s faves is the more electronic ‘Necropolice’, which recalls Kraftwerk but adds MM’s own signature….with key changes as well!

‘Graveyard’ is a great track and, after all these years, BM is reminded of some early Simple Minds, again one of the best reference points any band could wish for…

And the final tune, ‘Medicine Men’ is a suitable closer, more of a ballad, a snippet of an after-party line, a great come-down…

But as stated earlier, this is a great album…

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