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Boogie Brothers
Savoy Brown

London APS 638
Released: April 1974
Chart Peak: #101
Weeks Charted: 8

Although there are a few noticeably weak moments on Side One, this latest Savoy Brown reincarnation is mainly one blistering romp from start to finish. The new line-up features three strong guitarists: mainstay Kim Simmonds, ex-Chicken Shacker Stan Webb, and former Keef Hartley-member Miller Anderson. On this guitar-dominated LP, Simmonds stays surprisingly in the background, leaving most of the songwriting and vocal chores to Anderson. His only major contribution is "Highway Blues," a stunning rocker reminscent of Savoy's Hellbound Train days. He also adds a numbear of highly effective leads, while leaving equal portions for Webb and Anderson, who he only slightly outshines. A fine album, Boogie Brothers admirably lives up to the strong side of Savoy's tradition.

- Alan Neister, Rolling Stone, 6/20/74.

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This group has changed members more than any other group in recent history, with guitarist founder Kim Simmonds the only constant. Somehow, however, they continue to remain commercial yet sincere in their renditions of British blues. This time, with vocals shared between Stan Webb and Miller Anderson and the two also teaming with Simmonds on guitar, they have a fine combination. The three guitars work particularly well on Bo Diddley's "You Don't Love Me" and the group's "Rock 'N' Roll Star" and "Highway Blues."

- Billboard, 4/74.

What does a mediocre guitarist do when he discovers his mediocrity? He fires his band, keeps the name, and hires two new guitarists to fill in the dead spots. And so goes the blues on the latest Savoy Brown album, Born to Bore You, featuring more 12 bars than Canned Heat and Status Quo's latest album fused solid.

- Jon Tiven, Circus Raves, 9/74.

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