Howlin Wolf
Moanin' in the Moonlight


4.5
superb

Review

by former sputnik's home post-punk maester USER (124 Reviews)
February 28th, 2018 | 13 replies


Release Date: 1959 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Howlin’ and moanin’ and hummin’ and all that one does…

Howlin‘ Wolf. Never has anyone’s moniker fitted more than in this instance. The man with the vocal performance of a frog with guttural problems and a sense of melody simple, but face-slappingly charming. The man with musical talent of all that paved the way for modern music. And with his trusted harmonica by his side, Chester Burnett was to Chicago blues scene (and whole American really) what a raspberry jam was to sandwich industry. A tad underappreciated and with time experiencing a slightly meandering popularity, but still the sweetest of them all. Moanin’ at the Moonlight is a subtle powerhouse of blues coarseness and old-school song-writing straightforwardness and vagueness, all relying on his sheer magnetic charm, raw vocal bursts and that smooth-ass instrumental play-around. This is the entire blues history encapsulated in one long, jamming, frigid, throat-jarringly sung, bristly odyssean musical escapade. You beautiful bastard!



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Papa Universe
February 28th 2018


22505 Comments


Cause fuck the long reviews!

ffs
February 28th 2018


5420 Comments


hell yea howlin fucking wolf

rockandmetaljunkie
February 28th 2018


8662 Comments


Was 'bout damn time. Great review !!

SandwichBubble
February 28th 2018


11155 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This is a soundoff at best, but I don't even care cause it's a Wolf review

Papa Universe
February 28th 2018


22505 Comments


I thought I'll copy Mort. and butcherboy for a quick semi-review, but I couldn't even do that. This is really just a formality. I'll wait until someone else makes a better review and ask the mods to delete this one.

butcherboy
February 28th 2018


9464 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

pa-pa-pos!

Papa Universe
February 28th 2018


22505 Comments


methanks

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
February 28th 2018


19287 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh my















Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

Darius the Great
February 28th 2018


21479 Comments


Howlin Wolf rev! Take a pos!

bgillesp
March 1st 2018


7132 Comments


Ooh, this sounds very interesting

tacos n stuff
March 1st 2018


3181 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album is fuego

nice to see a review, even if small

Marehelm
March 12th 2018


862 Comments


I can really appreciate these short reviews just for giving people an opportunity comment. Well done, Pops!

ReefaJones
September 23rd 2019


223 Comments


This dude's voice was amazing and powerful as fuck. Smokestack Lightning is my jam



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