Artist: Ace Frehley
Title: “White Room” (Single)
Label: eOne Entertainment
Release Date: 2/11/2016
Genre: Hard Rock
Ace Frehley is back and he told you so my friends and this time around he is doing so with the recently released cover of the Cream classic “White Room” which is now available as a digital single. It’s the first track to be dished out by the Space Ace from his upcoming album “Origins V1” which based on its title will apparently be a covers album but one that speaks to the musicians own beginnings. I like the idea of that since Ace was into some really great music according to his interviews so this should be a fun listen. Now I admit that I walked into this track with a little hesitation because it’s a classic among classics from a very legendary band and Ace would really have to pull out the stops to impress me even the slightest. Let’s remember that the Cream were one of the original supergroups and gave us Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker so covering their work is not too easily done or even accepted. Fortunately, Ace and company did a bang up job on the tune.
The groove is laid down nice and proper from the get go and while there are no real changes to its overall composition, it’s apparent right from the start that Ace Frehley has stamped his own signature sound on the venerated tune. Ace handles the main vocal part which was entirely done by Jack Bruce on the original while drummer Scott Coogan does the higher register lines that follow the main verse. The dynamic works for me and of course and as expected of his, the lead breaks are wonderful and right on point. Any musician of a certain age who listened to this tune when learning their own craft will likely have some of the same initial concerns that I did but after my first listen came a second, a third and then a closing fourth since I really had to get back on with more agenda items. Nice work Ace Frehley, I am very much looking forward to the album.
The music buying public of the world will have to wait until just before tax time to get the full album but if this is any signs of the larger body of work I think that we are all in for a massive treat. I wanted to share these initial views with you in case you wanted to order up the track for your devices so get on that via the link below.
1. White Room
Official Website: http://www.acefrehley.com