Jeff Beck: Led Boots
Jeff Beck (guitar)
Wired (Epic EK 33849)
Max Middleton (clavinette), Wilbur Bascomb (bass).
Composed by Max Middleton.
Recorded: London, England and Hollywood, CA, 1976
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Written by keyboardist Max Middleton, "Led Boots" is an aggressive funk number that could have been a Stevie Wonder song from the time if Max and the others didn't take it out! A simple rhythmic riff opens the tune. Beck plays counter to it. After his solo, the band piles on the funk for a few pleasingly repetitive bars, then Beck goes nuts. Hammer soon joins in the madness. Both are committed. The tune fades out about the same time as their meds kick in.
Reviewer: Walter Kolosky