Born in Argentina but based in California since 1990 - initially in Los Angeles where he played with some of the local blues musicians but nowadays he calls San Francisco home - David M'ore is an unabashed blues-rocker, with a gruff voice in the vein of Howlin' Wolf or Captain Beefheart (though a little less flexible, if truth be told - an occasional vocal duet might go down well), and a guitar style that draws in about equal amounts from Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore and Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore. Although David has absorbed these to create his own approach, the latter's influence is quite overt here; the set's only non-original is Purple's 'Mistreated', laid down live in the studio in a single take.Then there's 'Johan Sebastian Blues'. five and a half minutes of classic blues-rock riffing, guaranteed to get heads banging. But it's not all hell-for-leather : 'Stronger Than I Realize' sounds like a previously unknown jam between Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour, and the extended slow blues of You Said You Love Me' is very impressive. Then there's the straight (ish) blues shuffle of 'Liar' showing that David is just as impressive when he keeps it simple, and 'Cold Blooded' has a classic southern rock sound. If you like your blues on the rockier side, you'll find plenty to enjoy here.