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Hot Sh*t All-Stars @ Arlene’s Grocery (3/11/2008)

The Hot Sh*t All-Stars are an interesting side project of Blues-Rock singer Jimmy Kunes, bassist Greg Smith, guitarist Angus Clark and keyboardist Paul Morris. They perform Deep Purple covers and this evening we would catch them delivering that classic album from the band “Burn”. The show took place at Arlene’s Grocery and should you want to learn more just scroll down a little bit.

Artist: Hot Sh*t All-Stars
Venue: Arlene’s Grocery (New York, NY)
Opener: Megan McCauley
Date: 3/11/2008
Label: Independent Artist

After catching a couple of interesting shows done by Grave Digger and Wednesday 13 over the last few weeks I felt that I would change the normal way of doing things by hitting an appearance that Jimmy Kunes would be doing over at Arlene’s Grocery this evening. Kunes is known to many as being the blues-based soulful vocals of the reunited Cactus, a band that was referred to as the American Led Zeppelin and one of the earliest super groups based on their featuring the talents of Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice. We’ve covered the bands appearances and recent releases to some extent on PiercingMetal.com so feel free to search around for them at your convenience. Tonight’s gig would find Jimmy fronting a group he called “The Hot Sh*t All-Stars” and it was a super group in its own right based on its membership. On guitar would be Angus Clark (from Trans-Siberian Orchestra West Coast), Greg Smith on bass (Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Ted Nugent and far too many more to mention in this space), and Paul Morris on keyboards (Doro Pesch, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Chris Caffery). Sadly I would not catch the drummer’s name and for that I apologize.
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“W.A.R.P.E.D.” by Chris Caffery

Artist: Chris Caffery
Title: “W.A.R.P.E.D.”
Label: Black Lotus Records
Release Date: 9/27/2005
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 8/10

When you begin playing your copy of “W.A.R.P.ED.” you will probably find it to be a little familiar to you. You see the reason is because this new CD release by Chris Caffery is not entirely new at all. If you were one of the smart ones, when Chris released “Faces” in 2004 he included a bonus CD that was meant for a future release. This CD was entitled “God Damned War” or “GDW” for short. It was a great inclusion as a bonus and really gave the Chris fan a large amount of music for the money. Very different however from the musical explorations on “Faces”, “GDW” is a bit heavier and now with added tracks this has been released on the public as “W.A.R.P.E.D.”. Chris explores deeper into the themes of the War as he introduced on “GDW”, the piece is definitely meant to be listened to from start to finish. “Home Is Where The Hell Is” kicks off the CD now but I did feel that “GDW” was the better track to start. I have liked the “Saddamize” track since I first heard it, and this one features Mark Wood of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The rest of the recording lineup on this piece is Jeff Plate (drums), Dave Z. (bass) and Paul Morris (keyboards). Jon Oliva makes an appearance in “Iraq Attack”.
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