Bingo!

Album Review of Bingo! by Steve Miller Band.

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Bingo!

Steve Miller Band

Bingo! by Steve Miller Band

Release Date: Jun 15, 2010
Record label: Roadrunner
Genre(s): Blues, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Electric Blues

70 Music Critic Score
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Bingo! - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Bingo! is the Steve Miller Band's first studio record in 17 years. Thematically, it's a look back at the the electric blues and R&B that influenced him as a young man. Issued on his own Space Cowboy imprint, is also the final recorded appearance of blues harmonica great Norton Buffalo who passed away in 2009. Blues classics by B.B.

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American Songwriter
Their review was unenthusiastic

Bingo! is the Steve Miller Band’s first album of new material in 17 years, although none of the material is really “new” as Miller didn’t write any of it. The album is primarily blues and R&B remakes that are Miller’s tribute to the legends who inspired him, and while he doesn’t fall completely flat, the blues fire that still burns within Eric Clapton, or even Billy Gibbons, is unfortunately just flickering in Miller. Co-produced by Miller and Andy Johns (the engineer behind some of rock’s greatest recordings by Led Zeppelin and the Stones), Bingo! finds Miller getting away from the pop that made him so much money in the late ‘70s as he attempts to pay homage to the blues legends he was inspired by.

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