The Revivals - High in Friend's Places

Thirty years ago the Revivals could have made an impact

Album Review by Chris Nordeng | 16 Apr 2006
Album title: High in Friend's Places
Artist: The Revivals
Label: Self-released

In the world of the Revivals rock n' roll is the law, JD and Bud are the fuel of everyday life and Jon Bon Jovi hasn't aged a day since 'Blaze of Glory'. The passion and dedication that surrounds the four Scots is admirable, the problem is that it crosses the line to obsession far too often to keep the deal serious. The musicianship and song crafting skills keep the album going but the feeling of listening to a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute - complete with patched on American accent - makes it difficult to enjoy it unless you're a diehard fan of the genre. Thirty years ago the Revivals could have made an impact, but listening to frontman Ian Hutchinson singing "the silver sun is shining down on Texas' is something that qualifies as a Tom Petty plagiarism, and resultantly these ears are convinced that 'High in Friends Places' will gather dust on the shelves. [Chris Nordeng]

High in Friends Place' is out now.