Clem Clempson makes a solo turn

“I get up and plan to do some writing and actually end up spending most of it being distracted by other things,” that’s how Clem Clempson explained why he hadn’t come up with a solo album, when asked by DME ten years ago. Indeed, having worked with BAKERLOO, COLOSSEUM, ROUGH DIAMOND and some other project, one of the finest British guitarist didn’t have time to make a proper record of his own. Until now, that is.

Last year, Clem hooked up for some songwriting with Pete Brown, a lyricist par excellence, most famous for his stints with CREAM and Jack Bruce, and then threw in some classics. One of these is Ray Charles’ “I Don’t Need No Doctor,” a PIE live staple which gets delivered by COLOSSEUM voice Chris Farlowe and the most fabulous Maggie Bell. The other, “Route 66,” sees Maggie joined by her former STONE THE CROWS colleague Ronnie Leahy on keyboards. A lot to enjoy then, when the record, titled “In the Public Interest,” comes out. And that’s going to be soon. More so, Clempson are to go on the road in Europe in September to promote the album.

It looks like this:

CLEM CLEMPSON - In the Public Interest

CLEM CLEMPSON –
In the Public Interest

1. Think About Me
2. In The Public Interest
3. Route 69
4. Can’t We Try Again
5. Dancing With The Blues
6. Who
7. Waiting For The Day
8. Leopold’s Great Escape
9. I Don’t Need No Doctor
10. 7th Blues
11. The Way You Waved Goodbye

And here’s the taster of it:

August 4, 2013

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