Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Whenever Monti Amundson is compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan or Johnny Winter he will politely say thanks. But actually he has developed a style all his own. Next to the aforementioned guitar heroes, influences of Texas rocker Billy Gibbons, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and countless others can be heard in his passionate play. That seamless blend of all those influences, together with Monti's clear vocals, yields his unique sound. And the man is back. Somebody's Happened To Our Love is an album with a true blues sound, slightly less permeated with the rock that characterized earlier albums. And it does feature the return of the freshness with which he assaulted European blues stages for the first time, 15 years ago. A freshness that has now kept him from worrying continually about what a song should sound like, but which enabled him to thoroughly enjoy spending just a couple of days in the studio with his tour band, armed with quite a few great ideas for this new album.
Personnel: Monti Blubinos Amundson (guitar); Boyd Small (vocals); Danny De Vijlder (guitar); Bart Kamp (bass guitar); George Reithoffer (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Boyd Small (drums).
Recording information: New Road Studios, Wijchen, Mexico (11/2005).
Photographers: Ross Hamilton; Nico Heilijgers.