ALBUM REVIEW : A FOOL TO CARE
ARTIST : BOZ SCAGGS
GENRE : POP / BALLAD/ COUNTRY/BLUES
DATE RELEASED : 2015
Boz Scaggs is a celebrated songwriter, singer, and performer and has made several hits early on his career like “Lowdown” and “Heart of Mine.” Despite age and waning popularity, he still continues to write songs. In this album, he wrote about so many things particularly his experiences. Like any old troubadour he did not attempt to sound like young in this record by singing songs about love and passion but rather on things that people talk in “Small Town.”
Yes, he does have some love songs here but it is not about “you and me against the world type” but rather about paying huge complements on a partner who compliments his ways in every way; this is what “I’m So Proud” is all about. In “There’s A Storm Coming,” not only the song is lullaby like even the way he sings it makes you decide to run also when things do not go along your way. He also sing about how lucky he was having a rich woman who bought him a Cadillac but the rich woman is not a lover in this song but a daughter. “High Blood Pressure” is an obvious title to what is referring to.
The whole album is similar to Good Feeling album of Paul Carrack. It sings about life and experience. It does not pretend to be artistic just plain old school music with realistic lyrics. With that, I rate this album 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it