Back In 20 CD (2012)

Artist: Gary U.s. Bonds

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Label GLA Records/agro
SKU 233835483
UPC 764942249025
UPC 14 00764942249025
Format CD
Release Date 7/10/2012
Author Gary U.s. Bonds
Technical Info
CatalogID GUS 1003
Lable Name GLA Records
Released 07/10/2012
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00764942249025
Musical Guests
Bruce Springsteen
Phoebe Snow
Southside Johnny
Dickey Betts
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: David Hinckley.
Recording information: 900th Street Recorders, New York, NY; GB's Underground, Wheatley Heights, NY; Suite A Studios, Sarasota, FL; Thrill Hill Studios, Rumson, NJ.
Photographers: Gary "U.S." Bonds; John Cavanaugh; Angel Kames; Kevin Michelson; Tony Delauro; Bruce Springsteen.
Gary U.S. Bonds is the kind of singer who seemingly just can't resist making a comeback every 20 years or so. He first came to fame in the early '60s with the rock & roll hit "Quarter to Three," but fell off the radar until admirer Bruce Springsteen masterminded his 1981 return, DEDICATION. After a couple more releases, Bonds spent another two decades away from the studio before unleashing the wryly titled BACK IN 20. With so much water under the bridge, there was no reason to expect the Southern soul man to recapture his former glory, but against all odds, he does just that. Sure, there are the prerequisite guest appearances (from the Boss, Southside Johnny, Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts, and Phoebe Snow), but this is no desperate, mix-and-match, hit-hopeful duets album. Bonds's buddies stick to second-fiddle status, ceding the spotlight to his soulful, seemingly ageless voice as he gamely charges through a dozen tracks of rollicking juke-joint/bar-band R&B of the sort very rarely played by first-generation practitioners in the 21st century.
Professional Reviews
Down Beat (p.77) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "This self-produced album has plenty of bluesy crests that storm like whitecaps..."
Dirty Linen (p.65) - "The sound is a hybrid of 70s arena rock, a roadhouse blues band, and early-60s pop pastiche....Bonds' voice remains relatively strong and distinctive."
Living Blues (p.63) - "BACK IN 20 is a solid, thoroughly professional affair with not one throw-away track - a welcome comeback by an extremely talented artist."
Disc 1
1 Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks - (featuring Bruce Springsteen)
2 Murder In the First Degree
3 Take Me Back
4 She Just Wants To Dance
5 Fannie Mae
6 Bitch/Dumbass - (featuring Dickey Betts/Phoebe Snow)
7 I've Got Dreams To Remember
8 Nothing But Blue
9 She Chose To Be My Lady
10 Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
11 Every Time I Roll the Dice
12 Don't Do It Here
Product Attributes
Artist Bonds,Gary U.s.
Music Format Compact Disc
$18.71 + free shipping
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