Review: Michael Katon – Ror’ Outta Hell
SunHair Music (February 2017)
Reviewer: Dan Mann
As someone whose been a fan of Mr Katon for quite a few years, enjoying his albums and live sets, I was more then a little interested when Michael first mentioned that he was working on a Rory Gallagher tribute album.
There’s not much that needs to be said regarding the legendary Irish guitarist, and I was sure that Michael would produce a worthy tribute to the great man.
Well having now had the chance to listen to the finished product I can very quickly sum it up as yes it is indeed a worthy tribute.
It has been without doubt a labour of love for Michael, something he’s been working on for quite some time. No doubt Michael Katon fans will buy this album regardless, but this is an album that will please Rory Gallagher fans and blues rock fans alike.
The album consists of ten tracks, coming in a tad under an hour in length. It kicks off with ‘Let Me In‘ from the 1975 release Against The Grain and proceeds to cover the cream of Rory’s musical output.
I’m particularly delighted that Michael has included ‘Mississippi Sheiks‘ and I’ll be honest and say with Michael’s trademark gruff vocals it somehow enhances the track.
So to sum up once again……..thoroughly enjoyable, an album that needs to be added to your blues rock collection.