Review: Canned Heat

Canned Heat
“Friends in the Can”
(Fuel 2000)

Friends in the Can is an excellent blues/rock album from lead veterans of the genre. Several guest appear on this album to spice things up. This include Roy Rogers on “Bad Trouble” and Walter Trout on “Home To You”. The posthumous inclusion of a John Lee Hooker narrative on “Never Get out of These Blues Alive” featuring Taj Mahal recalls the days Canned Heat exposed Hooker to a national audience when these record collectors and rockers signed up The Healer for the massively selling album Hooker ‘n’ Heat in 1970. It is largely still 1970 and a heady mix of true blues and real rock on this excellent album from Canned Heat.