1 As Good As Gone
2 Make Up Your Mind
3 If I Love You
4 Mole's Blues
5 Changing of the Guard
6 Catch Me
7 Worried Life Blues
8 Can't Reach You
9 My LoveBelongs to You
10 A Price To Pay
11 Blues for Cara
12 Money(That's What I Want)
13 Don't Worry
EB Rating - 3.5
Mike Welch is a young guitarist out of Boston MA, who released his first album
in 1996, when he was 16 years old.
Catch Me, his third release for Tone-Cool
records, is predominately seventies style,
Beatles influenced pop. Of the 13 songs on the CD, only three are blues
numbers, all of them instrumentals.
For the most part the guitar (and vocals for that matter) sound is clean and somewhat thin, pehaps to match
the pop style music being featured. Mike's proficiency on guitar, and blues upbringing, is evident in the lead
breaks throughout the CD, especially on Mole's Blues. Overall, though,
there's just not enough blues on this CD to qualify it as a true blues CD.
Make Up Your Mind, If I Love You, Catch Me, Can't Reach You, A Price To Pay,
and the Pop/Ballad, My Love Belongs To You, all bear strong resemblance to pop
songs of the early seventies. Money (That's What I Want), is a
As Good As Gone and Changing of the Guard
have more of a light rock feel to them, and the last cut, Don't Worry,
is a boogie/shuffle instrumental.