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Claude Hay and the Gentle Enemies Borracho Review

 

CLAUDE HAY AND THE GENTLE ENEMIES

BORRACHO/RUN (DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE)

RHYTHM SECTION

MARCH 28 2014

 

 

Roots Rocker Claude Hay has an impressive back catalogue and puts on a fine live show which he is just about to take down the East Coast again, stopping off at both the Byron Bay Bluesfest and the Blues on Broadbeach Festival.

 

His latest double A-side single: ‘Borracho/Run’ sees him stray from his one man show to add a rhythm section and tackle a couple of distinctly different songs on this single release.

 

Whilst ‘Borracho’ is just the sort of song you might expect from Hay: a fiery, funky chugging Blues beast of a song which extolls the merits of overindulgence. It is the track ‘Run’ that steps away from mould before smacking it with a hammer, to deliver an intense protest song which is pure Hard Rock via Zeppelin and Soundgarden about a well-known Australian political figure.   

 

What you get here are two find songs from a fine Australian artist that leave u dangling wondering where Claude’s next steps will take him. For me it’s already the best of both worlds: Blues-fired funk and soulful Hard Rock.

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

Claude Hay and the Gentle Enemies Borracho Review