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Castro, Daniel Band / Desperate Rain
Album:Desperate Rain Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Castro, Daniel Band Added:11/2016

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-11-09 Pull Date:2017-01-11 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:15 Jan18 Dec11 Dec4 Dec27 Nov20 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 10, 2017:Emergency Crew - Kamla
Desperate Rain
4.Dec 02, 2016:Road Trip
2.Dec 13, 2016:Waste FM
Johnny Nitro
5.Nov 29, 2016:That's The Blues!
3.Dec 09, 2016:The Road Trip
Johnny Nitro
6.Nov 22, 2016:That's The Blues!
Johnny Nitro

Album Review
DJ McGriddle
Reviewed 2016-11-02 
LOCAL BLUES ROCK BAND (Great live!). Castro has a great blues voice and uses it well. Here’s solid songwriting performed with a unique and complex band chemistry. They’re upbeat jams with enough rock to impress a Stones fan, but the bluesy roots to do good for a Muddy Waters buff. RIYL Phil & Dave Alvin, Little Feat. No FCC issues.

**** (3:33) Driving rocker.
*** (3:46) Playful, dancy blues stroll.
**** (5:49) Mean, gritty jam with great lyrics.
***** (5:31) Medium-pace call-to-mercy rocker about a cheating lover.
*** (5:02) Upbeat. “Your love is a wrecking ball.” Well-done, cliche.
**** (5:12) More mellow blues walk. Some fun guitar solos.
** (3:59) Rocker. Faster. Won’t surrender to life’s worsening condition.
*** (6:01) Slower blues crawl. Light drums, heavy bass. “Workin’ til the day I die.”
*** (4:59) Medium pace. No blues-rock record is complete w/o the train song.
*** (4:28) Faster pace. Rocker.
** (4:43) Standard, cliche tribute to a “Good Lovin’ Woman.” Has a fake end!
*** (4:25) Upbeat, faster. Odd, fun lyrics.
*** (3:56) Gets jammy. “My hope is almost gone.”

Track Listing
1.Desperate Rain 7.No Surrender
2.Worried Baby Blues 8.Workin
3.Johnny Nitro 9.Dark Train
4.Maureena 10.Shelter Me
5.Wreckin' Ball 11.Good Lovin Woman
6.Mr. Lucky 12.Chrome Plated
 13.Almost Gone