behind the shade

Album Review: Behind the Shade by James Williamson and the Pink Hearts (8/10)

The burning question for us rabid and greedy fans is why does ex-Stooges guitarist Williamson only play his fabulous leads on 2/3 of the songs on Behind the Shade?! That said, craftsman Williamson delivers some stone solid classic rock & rhythm here, with OG L.A. veteran musicians Frank Mayer and Petra Haden providing heartfelt vocals, both together and separately. Songs are embellished variously at times with keyboards, violin or horns, and every song works as an anthem of sorts. And, as the credits mention, “James Williamson–Guitars on everything”!

Rating: 8/10
Leopard Lady Records
Producer: James Williamson