Album Review: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages - Under the Savage Sky (8/10)


The latest from this veteran Boston band
continues a long trek of excellence that
 began in the mid-‘80s. This is a hard-hitting
 mix of vintage rock and R&B with a punk
 attitude. Whitfield has a mountain of a voice
 and can bowl one over with his soulful attack. Imagine Little Richard and Muddy Waters filtered through early Stones and The Stooges. As the tunes clock in slightly past the three-minute mark, there is a singles-savvy approach that’s a firm shock to the system. Nothing groundbreaking here, but if you’ve come to party, this be the place! – Eric A. Harabadian