Guitar wiz ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke explores his love of the blues on solo release ‘Make My Day’

Fast Eddie 2‘Make My Day: Back to Blues’
“Fast” Eddie Clarke (Secret Records/MVD Audio)
3.5 stars out of 5

Best known as a face-shredding guitarist for metal outfits Motorhead and Fastway, “Fast” Eddie Clarke revisits his roots on “Make My Day: Back to Blues.” The 10-track release, which features pal Bill Sharpe, is Clarke’s first solo album since 1994 and includes 10 blues-tastic originals.

Fast Eddie Clarke CDThe opening salvo of “Nothing Left” and “Mountains to the Sea” sets the tone, and Clarke further impresses on “Heavy Load,” “Fast Train,” “Haven’t Got the Time” and set closer “Ethereal Blue.” Even at age 63, “Fast” Eddie’s guitar work remains impressive. (Jeffrey Sisk)

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