No, it never gets as good as Cream and Hendrix were at the top of their game. Which is nearly impossible. No act can ever have an impact like this once discovered. The Groudhogs does a very nice obituary though, authentic sound and all. With four of the six members of the two example bands now playing in that great gig in the sky, an obituary is in place.
Recently I heard the North Mississippi All Stars' live album for the first time in over a decade. It impressed me so much more now than it did then. Right after The Groundhogs cd came by and although this is a studio album, the feeling NMAS brought, is approximated.
If you are into music like this. This is your album. 'Voodoo Chile' like licks, Jack Bruce like bass runs and singing, Mitch Mitchell and Ginger Baker like drumming, it is all here. 50 Years overdue perhaps, still a nice addition to a long extinct musical style.
This discovery takes nothing away from the power of Blues Obituary. It remains a strong album.
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