Can't Look Back

Can't Look Back

by Coco Montoya


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Coco Montoya's second album for Alligator records finds the guitarist moving away from the sound of his mentor, Albert Collins -- although there certainly are licks throughout the album clearly inspired by "the Iceman," particularly when the tempo slows down -- and toward big rock productions. This album sounds huge: The rhythm section provides a gigantic foundation, sprawling from speaker to speaker, then the keyboards and backing vocals are added, with guitars pushed to the forefront. On top of that, Montoya is demonstrating a greater inclination to soul and R&B than ever before, choosing to cover Holland-Dozier-Holland (a terrific take on "Something About You"), along with other tuneful soul tunes, and writing it that vein as well. This suits him well, since not only his full-throated vocals feel at ease with these melodies, he's turning out tasteful, melodic solos that punctuate and further the tune, instead of just being virtuosic showcases. The production may still be too big for some tastes, but look beyond that and hear what Montoya is doing with the music, and it becomes clear this is a nice step forward.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2002
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551488521
catalogNumber: 4885
Rank: 34736

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Coco Montoya   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Tony Braunagel   Drums
Tommy Eyre   Keyboards
Chuck Kirkpatrick   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Bob Glaub   Bass
Randy Hayes   Drums
Darrell Leonard   Trumpet
Joe Sublett   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Yee   Keyboards
Stephen Scott Kirkpatrick   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Phillips   Composer
Michelle Phillips   Composer
Shawn Berman   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Producer
Coco Montoya   Composer
Dave Steen   Composer
Bill Bailey   Engineer
Johnny Hoyt   Engineer
Pete Matthews   Pro-Tools
Jeremy Blair   Engineer

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