PhillyCheeze’s Rock & Blues Reviews: #561 > Matty T Wall


2022 – Hipster Dumpster

By Phillip Smith; July 2, 2022


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Since Matty T Wall’s debut
release in 2016 of Blue Skies, I’ve reviewed each of his albums.  I’m sure not going to break tradition with
his latest, Live Down Underground. 
Wall very much deserves the kudos.  He is a force to be reckoned with and his prowess
behind the guitar never ceases to amaze me. 
Recorded at Lyric Underground in Perth, Western Australia, this nine-track
release features Wall backed by drummer Ric Whittle and bassist Leigh

Wall gives a smoking performance as he leads off with the story-telling
outlaw blues of “Broken Heart Tattoo”.  This is followed up by the intense red-hot
instrumental “Slideride”.  I enjoy the fierce
licks and rolling thunder from the moment the song blasts off.  “Scorcher”, another searing instrumental is
also quick to capture my attention.  Wall
is an astonishing beast on the guitar.  I
love the fact that he brought “Sophia’s Strut” out to play.  This mind-melting track from his 2018 Sidewinder
record is still lightning in a bottle, just as I described it four years ago.  The psychedelic piece de resistance that begs
to be heard is the nearly fifteen minute long “Voodoo Chile”. Wall conjures
up an extraordinary listening experience, masterminding a cosmically intense
journey that stretches across the universe to shake hands with Hendrix

Matty T Wall’s previous two albums have landed in my yearly Top 20
lists, and I have no doubt this one will be in my list for 2022.  Live Down Underground is a bodacious
live album of guitar-centric blues-rock one can sink their teeth into.  It’s a highly recommended listen.


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