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Wino - Live at Roadburn 2009 (IMPORT) (CD)

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Origin: Netherlands
Released: 2010
Catalog number: RBR019CD
It goes without saying that Wino is truly a legend within the Doom community, like Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) said "If anyone deserves to be a rock-star is that guy". His resume for Doom Metal, Stoner Metal and Metal in general is second to none, The Obsessed, Place of Skulls, Saint Vitus, Shine (USA) / Spirit Caravan, Shrinebuilder, The Hidden Hand, Solace and now fronting his solo band Wino. After Tony Iommi, Scott "Wino" Weinrich is the most important and influential guitarist to ever emerge playing doom riffs. Some might debate that, but not many people have had the impact or have the status that Wino has. This album is dedicated to Jon Blank (1974-2009) who passed away four days after this show. Jon was the bass player who together with Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster, formed the rhythm section on Wino’s solo debut, "Punctuated Equilibrium".

This album naturally features a fair chunk from that album and other tunes from his days with The Obsessed, The Hidden Hand and Spirit Caravan, but no Saint Vitus tunes as they played with Wino just two days before this was recorded. This live album is raw, very unpolished, just the way live albums are meant to be. In other words, warts and all. The band is tight though, and the songs are delivered in such a way to allow Wino to take the spotlight with some improvised solo spots. The sound is raw but clear, and truly sounds like a live experience giving you the feeling of nearly being there in person. My advice to Wino fans is buy it. For newcomers, it's a great introduction to Wino.