One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center - Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with brain trauma, partially paralyzed and unable to speak. The police accuse him of stabbing an officer; the radicals herald him as an innocent victim of police brutality. During his slow recovery at the hospital, Hoffmann must piece together his life and struggle to remember the events of that night.
Once upon a time, a reviewer would've noted the influence of Chicago blues on the English music scene of the 1960s. Thirty or so years later, it is just as relevant to note the influence of the English blues revival on contemporary players like Michael Messer. His sensibilities, in fact, draw from early Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, and on occasion, the Rolling Stones. This, however, isn't meant to imply that Second Mind is no more than a revival of the revival. On "Blue Letters" he mixes a brooding guitar with a backtrack of scratching vinyl to carve out a sound reminiscent of Chuck Prophet's later work…..
The British blues guitarist into the modern traditionMichael Messer is for years among the best blues slide guitarists of the world. The Englishman used him elements of American blues - from the Mississippi Delta style of the pre-war period to the Chicago sound - mixed with contemporary influences and created a highly individual music…..
A welcome reissue of the ground-breaking British blues guitarist's 1995 album which was the precursor to his more high profile sets King Guitar & Second Mind, released in 2001 & 2002 respectively. Recorded in London & jointly produced by Messer & Ron Kavana, the album is a collaboration between Messer & British-born Texas- based Terry Clarke…..
Von jeher wurden Messer und Dolche gesammelt. Wir finden sie heute in Museen und in privaten Sammlungen und sie sind auch wichtig in der praktischen Anwendung, von der Jagd bis zum Überlebenstraining. …