Released on Munich Records 'Cross That Line' continues
Bullfrog Blues Machine's now well established assault on
the contemporary blues world. They're relentless in their search for
perfection and recognition worldwide and this latest work finds this
hardworking outfit in fine form.
Far from ordinary, the Bullfrog's have a knack of penning fresh, original
sounding electric blues whilst maintaining much of the traditional 'feel'.
From organ laced funky blues grooves through gritty Delta-esque, slide
guitar works, onto downright dirty urban blues and back to nifty jazz vibes
these guys are something quite special indeed. Having really enjoyed and
appreciated their last release, 'Blue Tattoo', I believed they'd be
hard-pressed to come up with something as good or better. With 'Cross That
Line' they've exceeded all my expectations, and some! This really is a
classy piece of work and the Bullfrogs are certainly raising the ante in the
often mundane and regularly below par world of 'blues'. They manage to find
an 'edge' and a vibrancy that many of their contemporaries just can't match.
The album is superbly presented if somewhat ambiguous in parts regarding
information presented about actual band members and guest artists. I'm not
sure anymore just who the regulars are and who are guests - there's almost
too much information presented. That said, this twelve tracker certainly
represents great value for money and sets an extremely high standard in both
musicianship and material.
'Cross That Line' has something for most lovers of the blues based genre. It
features plenty of style 'cross-overs'. It's fresh, fruity and absolutely
screams quality. Nice one guys!!