Voodoo Highway cd cover

Badlands

Voodoo Highway

Sticking to the same bluesy classic rock feel that was so successful for them on their debut Badlands forged ahead with more of the same. Unfortunately these songs just weren’t as good. There are some fun and experimental things on this cd including a cover of James Taylor’s Fire and Rain, but something’s missing. The rhythm section is tight and the production is sharp. Ray’s voice is still great and Jake’s playing is inspired as always, but it just sounds like there wasn’t as much thought put into these songs. That doesn’t go for all of them. In fact, The Last Time and Silver Horses are better than a lot of the songs on their first cd, but most of the others come up short. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. The Last Time
  2. Show Me the Way
  3. Shine On
  4. Whiskey Dust
  5. Joe's Blues
  6. Soul Stealer
  7. Three Day Funk
  8. Silver Horses
  9. Love Don't Mean a Thing
  10. Voodoo Highway
  11. Fire and Rain
  12. Heaven's Train
  13. In a Dream

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Ray Gillen
GUITAR: Jake E. Lee
BASS: Greg Chaisson
DRUMS: Jeff Martin

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Atlantic
PRODUCED BY: Jake E. Lee
RELEASE YEAR: 1991
“Can't explain all the feelings that you're making me feel, My heart's in overdrive and you're behind the steering wheel”