Tommy Bolin
Whips and Roses II

Release date: September 25th 2006
Label:
SPV
Distribution:
Target (Denmark)

Website:
www.spv.de
Style:
Jazzy rock

Rating: 40/100
Cover artwork rating:
45/100
Reviewed by:
Thomas Nielsen
Date:
September 13th 2006

I donít know what got into the distributor with this one. Metal it ainít, thatís for sure. Some of it is not even rock music.

Tommy Bolin passed away in 1976 and what we have here is a collection of outtakes from old tapes found in a forgotten warehouse somewhere in the States. The tapes have been restored beautifully with a great sound.

The style is typical seventies semi-prog rock with lots of guitar and Hammond organ, which I suppose is fine. What I find really annoying are the occasional slips into jazzy parts as well as the endless seemingly improvised dabblings of a talented guitar hero. It isnít my style, and it never will be. 13 and 14 minutes of genius is just too much for a simple person like me.