Blues icon Buddy Guy burns up the fretboard with Hendrix-like passion on "74 Years Young"
He may be 74 years old, but on "74 Years Young", the opening track off his new album Living Proof, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy rips up the fretboard with the same ferocity he displayed in the '60s.
"I've been all around the world," croons Guy in the autobiographical number, "everywhere is home/drank wine with Kings and the Rolling Stones/I got a few scars from the battles I won, 'cause I'm 74 years young." Then he lets loose a torrent of scathing blues-metal licks on a '57 Strat and you just know Jimi's smiling down from above.
Guitar freaks should also note that B.B. King and Carlos Santana make appearances on the album, which ends with Guy blazing away on the rowdy instrumental "Skanky". Sounds like blues-rock heaven to me.
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