J.J. Cale - Grasshopper (1982)

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J.J. Cale - Grasshopper (1982)

J.J. Cale - Grasshopper (1982)
Time: 35:09
MP3 256 kbps | ~64 MB
Genre: Blues rock

J.J. Cale drifts toward a more pop approach on this album, starting with the lead-off track, "City Girls," which could almost but not quite be a hit single. The usual blues and country shuffle approach is in effect, but Audie Ashworth's production is unusually sharp, the playing has more bite than usual, and Cale, whose vocals are for the most part up in the mix, sounds more engaged. It's not clear, however, that this is an improvement over his usual laidback approach, and, in any case, it shouldn't be over-emphasized – this is still a J.J. Cale album, with its cantering tempos and single-note guitar runs. It's just that, when you have a style as defined as Cale's, little movements in style loom larger.
Review by William Ruhlmann, AMG


J.J. Cale - Grasshopper (1982)

01. City Girls
02. Devil In Disguise
03. One Step Ahead Of The Blues
04. You Keep Me Hangin' On
05. Downtown L.A.
06. Can't Live Here
07. Grasshopper
08. Drifters Wife
09. Don't Wait
10. A Thing Going On
11. Nobody But You
12. Mississippi River
13. Does Your Mama Like To Reggae
14. Dr. Jive


Pass: popular

Other albums of J.J. Cale:

J.J. Cale - Naturally (1972)

J.J. Cale - Really (1972)

J. J. Cale - Okie (1974)

J.J. Cale - Troubadour (1976)

J.J. Cale - 5 (1979)