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Showing posts with label Laser Lloyd. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laser Lloyd. Show all posts

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Israeli Blues Musician Lazer Lloyd Responds to Murder of Young Couple in Israel with Video of His Song, "Never Give Up"

Israeli Musician Lazer Lloyd Responds to Murder of Young Couple in Israel with Video of His Song, “Never Give Up”

JERUSALEM – Israeli blues musician Lazer Lloyd has issued a response to the murder of a young couple in Israel with the best way he knows how: by creating a special video using his song, "Never Give Up," and posting it on Facebook and YouTube pages. He will be raising money to help support the children whose parents were murdered in front of them. Video links:

"Never Give Up" YouTube:

"This beautiful young couple was killed last night in Israel in front of their four young children in cold blood by terrorists sent personally by Abu Mazan and the Fatah movement,” Lazer Lloyd said.

“It is true they have temporarily saddened us here in the country as well as Jewish and Israeli people and our friends around the world, but we will ‘Never Give Up.’ We will continue to spread love and life and show that the way of God is the way of kindness. The enemies of Israel will not succeed using tools of violence, murder, and hate.

“Nothing will ever put out the dreams of this young couple and their beliefs. All of us should make new resolutions to live in the land of Israel to visit and to support the Jewish people around the globe.”

Friday, July 17, 2015

LL Records artist: Lazer Lloyd - Self-titled - New Release Review

I just received the newest self-titled release from Laser Lloyd and it's quite good. Opening with blues rocker, Burning Thunder, Lloyd shows a definitive sense for contemporary music with a stripped down feel and a rock solid beat. Joined by Moshe Davidson on bass and Elimelech Grundman on drums Lloyd handles vocals and guitar. Suffering still has strong roots in blues but with an almost hip hop vocal delivery the track is a blend of new and old. Opening on harp, Lloyd blends in a little country on Rockin' In The Holy Land giving the track early 60's kind of sound. Fluid guitar riffs and a solid bottom makes this track tick. Bluesy ballad, Never Give Up, has the wholesome sound of "The Band" or Van Morrison. Melodic guitar soloing by Lloyd compliments the track nicely making it a solid radio player. Digging down in the blues mud, Broken Dreams really has a heavy feel. I like the base set by Grundman and Davidson and Lloyds vocal - guitar approach making this one of my favorite tracks on the release. Lloyd's tone and soloing on this track are really quite nice. Title track, Broken Dreams, is a real nice blues ballad along the lines of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Tuesday's Gone. A really contagious melody, crisp drum rhythms, a nice bass line and aggressive guitar work make this another strong choice on the release. Set My Soul Free is a really cool track with an underlying funk and heavy bass riffs along the lines of Mountain. I really like this track for a couple of reasons. 1) it had a great beat & 2) Lloyd really riffs nicely off the beat with aggressive guitar concepts. Very nice! On Otis Redding's The Dock Of The Bay, Lloyd does an acoustic cover which has a soothing feel. Moroccan Woman is a slick blues ballad with a real simple bottom. Davidson runs a hot bass line under the melody and as Lloyd sings the lead, he cuts some really tasty riffs on lead guitar (think Thrill Is Gone). Very nice! Time To Love is as straightforward a blues track a la T-Bone Walker that you are likely to hear. A slow track with plenty of room to breathe, Lloyd sings and plays the blues for soft to hard and from subtle to raucous. Excellent! Wrapping the release is Whole Heart, a ballad but with gospel and R&B features. A quiet but powerful tune, a super track to close a very cool set.

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