Zinny Zan - 2012 - City Boy Blues Re-issued
- City Boy Blues
- Grin n Bear It
- Love Is Like Fire
- I Belive
- Stand Up For Your Rights
- Point Of No Return
- Lost Generation
- Reach For The Sky
- Blow By Blow
- Wild As A Rose
Zinny Zan, former singer of Zan Clan, Easy Action, Kingpin and Shotgun Messiah.
His debut solo album was released in 2002 and since it went by largely unnoticed at the time, it has recently been re-issued complete with a re-mastering job.
The album is rather different from what we are used to getting served up by Zinny, A little bit heavier in my opinion and inspired by the 70´s hard rock scene with the sound of the legendary Thin Lizzy shining through in most of the songs.
In fact some of the songs are a real tribute to Phil Lynott & C°. “Hollywood“ for example sounds so much like Thin Lizzy that feels like Phil Lynott might actually start singing a duet with Zinny at any moment.
The songs are all of the highest quality with not a single weak or bad tune among them. Absolute gems are the earlier mentioned “Hollywood“, the title track “City Boy Blues“, “Lost Generation“, “I Believe“ and the amazing ballad “Love Is Like Fire“ that features some emotional slide guitar and should become a timeless classic if there's any justice in this world.
There are two songs that are a bit different in sound from the rest of the material, namely “Stand Up For Your Rights“ and “Point Of No Return“. They have a more modern feel and stick out in that way. Usually this is an issue for me but not this time since it's a solo album and naturally Zinny wants to try his hand at something different now that he doesn't have to take fellow band members' opinions into consideration.
Zinny proves here what a great rock vocalist he is. His vocals really shine all through the album and I find it quite strange this album didn´t get the credit it deserved back in ´02.
Anyway, I got chills of pleasure listening to "City Boy Blues" and I strongly urge you to go out and get your own copy.
Hats off for Zinny Zan !!!
Last Updated (Thursday, 21 June 2012 18:36)