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★★★★ ALL MUSIC gives 4 stars to JAMES LEG’s “Below The Belt”

Below the Belt delivers some genuine surprises and proves Leg knows more than one way to strut his stuff, a talent he’d be well advised to keep exploring. READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW HERE

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JAMES LEG’s “Below The Belt” reviewed in NO DEPRESSION

James Leg Gladly Hits Below The Belt by Sad Songs Keep the Devil Away September 2, 2015 The baritone beast that is James Leg (aka John Wesley Myers of the Black Diamond Heavies) is back with an eternally powerful offering of hypnotic, distortion gospel-blues and cement-hearted rock-n-soul. Working his trademark Fender Rhodes piano into a […]

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I-94 BAR gives ★★★★½ to JAMES LEG’s “Below The Belt”

There’s a place where dirty blues, soul and gospel intersect that many aim for but few get near. That James Leg lands in the middle drop-zone with the precision of a BASE jumper on a million dollar bet says you most of what you need to know about his latest solo record. James Leg – […]

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JAMES LEG’s new album “Below The Belt” reviewed in CLASSIC ROCK

All hail the Reverend. Let us consider the time-honoured gravel-throated rasp. Since being defined by Beefheart and Tom Waits, the ravaged buffalo scrotum holler has long been the refuge of those lacking singing chops or much personality. James Leg is the latest wracked carrier of the ruined distillery gargle and, from his first emission over […]

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★★★★ review of DATURA4 “Demon Blues” from GET READY TO ROCK

Lots going on with this album but it is cohesive, consistent and very, very listenable to. I keep hearing and reading that the album is dead and that people only download selected songs…for sure, your average music consumer today has a very short-attention span and is bombarded by content in the fragmented world we live […]

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★★★★½ review of DATURA4 “Demon Blues” in the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Dom Mariani’s (the Stems, Someloves​, the Domnicks​) debut Datura4 LP features one-time You Am I and New Christs guitarist Greg Hitchcock and they’re a rock ‘n’ roll marriage made in heaven. Originally coming together in 2011, Demon Blues represents the pair’s unbridled passion for guitar-soaked boogie and giant riffs that get up in ya face […]

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DaveDiMartino’s review of DATURA4 “Demon Blues”

An Australian combo featuring one-time members of the Stems, DM3, the New Christs and You Am I, Datura4 have taken all that is good about the shrieking and pounding that sonically preceded them, refined it via the garage, and on tracks like “Another Planet” emerged with something resembling soft-rockers America covering “Spirit In The Sky.” […]

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