With a name like George Blue Galanos it’s fairly obvious this artist is from Greece. He released a four-song self-titled EP. His music is heavy hitting blues. It’s like blues played in the style of hard rock. He mentions artists like Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Dave Meniketti, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Slash and Jimi Hendrix which all make sense when you listen to his music.
The EP starts with “I’m Dead Inside” and out of the gate it demands your attention. I suppose a song that starts with a guitar solo has my respect. The verse is a little more subdued with organ and plenty of lead guitar. Once the chorus comes there is no lack of distortion and intensity. A little after the three-minute mark the song gets somewhat hilariously intense. I mean it’s pretty cool and all but the intensity is raised to twelve. Yeah two whole degrees above ten.
“Indigo” feels like a calming bath. I’m just kidding. The song rocks pretty hard as he sings about being some kind of demon spawn that is way too cool to hang out with your crew on a Friday night. Galanos sings, “I can't tolerate stupidity I won't be bossed around I can't fit in any group Or any given crowd Indigo means I come from hell My mind is a burning fire I feel a power within me A blazing electric wire I'm an indigo child I got the devil in my eye.”
“Nataly” starts off relatively chill with the flavor of a more chill song by B.B. King. This doesn't last too long however as Galanos starts to introduce distortion and intense lead work. The song just keep climbing more crescendos until I was dizzy and passed out from pure exhaustion.
Last but not least is “People Just Don't Give A Damn.” I couldn’t agree more. Galanos might have his catchiest moments on this song. I loved the hook. Galanos tells his boss he can take a long work week and shove it. He sings, “Work all day, got no time for private life We call it a career Making money That you got no time to spend For all this I just don't give a damn.”
The production and songwriting is top notch on these four songs. I would totally love to see these songs live one day if not for the apprehension I would be paralyzed from the pure intensity of the music.
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