Dirty Linen - p.92
"Coco Montoya turns the temperature to sizzling with his barbed-wire-esque guitar picking and don't-mess-with-me vocals."
Living Blues - p.44
"All 11 songs are rockers, whether they are slow burning blues, soulful R&B, or Louisiana swamp blues..."
Personnel: Coco Montoya (vocals, guitar); Coco Montoya; Paul Barr‚re (guitar, slide guitar, percussion, background vocals); Fred Tackett (guitar); Kenny Gradney, Steve Evans (electric bass); Tony Stead, Bill Payne (keyboards); Randy Hayes, Richie Hayward (drums); Roger Cole (percussion, background vocals); Ed Kanon (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Sam Fishkin.
Recording information: The Lair Recording Studio, Los Angels, CA; Unlisted Number Recording, Los Angels, CA.
Bluesman Coco Montoya's sixth album finds the gravel-voiced performer accompanied by Paul Barrere and other members of Little Feat, as well as by his regular band, on a roster of songs that display his trademark stinging, Albert Collins-influenced guitar style to its best advantage. Highlights include the irresistible, rocking "Love Gotcha," the swinging "It Takes Time," and the atmospheric after-hours blues of "It's My Own Tears."