I must admit I had never heard of The Kinsey Report prior to listening to this CD so I had no idea what was going to come out of my stereo system when I pressed play. The cover showed three guys in semi 'rap' pose so I wasn't sure I was going to care for the music. I was pretty much hooked after about 30 seconds of the guitar work in the first song "Time Is Running Out."
These three brothers play some pretty decent rock influenced blues and have been around for quite awhile, previously playing with such artists as Albert King, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, and even doing a stint as a blues/metal trio called White Lightning. Their diverse background shows up all over this CD as traditional blues on "Down In The Dungeon," rock on "One Step Back," and reggae influences on "This Old City." The soulful guitar work on "Code of the Streets" is a genuine highlight on this CD. I could lock my CD player on repeat for a LONG time on this song alone. Seven of the twelve songs on the CD are originals and cover songs include Creedence Clearwater's "Rattlesnake Highway" and Bob Seger's "Fire Down Below."
Personally I think the original songs are better than the covers, which is something you can't always say about an artist. The band is tight and musicianship is very good throughout the CD. I would like to see these guys live as I think they would put on an excellent show. The bottom line is that this is a worthwhile CD and that I will be checking out more music by The Kinsey Report.
Donald Kinsey - Guitar & Vocals
Kenneth Kinsey - Bass
Ralph Kinsey - Drums
W/ guest artists
P.O. Box 60234
Chicago IL 60660
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