This classic blues album showcases Albert Collins at the peak of his career. From the biting lead tone and gutsy sustained notes of “Honey Hush” via the gritty slow blues of “When The Welfare Turns Its Back On You” to the funky instrumental “Ice Pick”, the master of the Telecaster digs in and bares his soul on his 1978 studio release.
Later, the slow minor blues of “Cold, Cold Feeling”, the now classic “Too Tired” and the groovy “Master Card” showcase Collins’ passion for using a variety of grooves within the blues genre.
This versatile and fun album winds to a close with the slow blues of “Conversation With Collins” into the stinging uptempo shuffle of “Avalanche”.
Ice Pickin’ is a perfect introduction to the unique style, class and humour of a true Texas blues legend.