2011 Leslie West – Unusual Suspects

west-leslie-2011Unusual Suspects is an album by Leslie West, released in 2011

Leslie West (born Leslie Weinstein; October 22, 1945) is an American rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the hard rock band

West was born in New York City, to a Jewish family. He grew up in Hackensack, New Jersey, and in East Meadow, New York, Forest Hills, New York and Lawrence, New York.  After his parents divorced, he changed his surname to West. His musical career began with The Vagrants, an R&B/Blue-eyed soul-rock band influenced by the likes of The Rascals that was one of the few teenage garage rock acts to come out of the New York metropolitan area itself (as opposed to the Bohemian Greenwich Village scene of artists, poets and affiliates of the Beat Generation, which produced bands like The Fugs and The Velvet Underground). The Vagrants had two minor hits in the Eastern US: 1966’s “I Can’t Make a Friend” and a cover of Otis Redding’s “Respect” the following year.

Tracks

1  One More Drink For The Road (Joseph Pizza; Leslie West) 03:14
2  Mudflap Mama (Joseph Pizza; Jennifer West) 03:06
3  To The Moon (Del Donham; Leslie West) 04:51
4  Standing On A Higher Ground (Billy Gibbons; Fabrizio Grossi; Leslie West) 04:27
5  Third Degree (Eddie Boyd; Willie Dixon) 05:10
6  Legend (Joseph Pizza) 04:45
7  Nothing’s Changed (Joseph Pizza; Leslie West) 03:54
8  I Feel Fine (John Lennon; Paul McCartney) 02:57
9  Love You Forever (Joseph Pizza; Leslie West) 05:06
10  My Gravity (Jon Tiven; Leslie West) 04:23
11  The Party´s Over (Willie Nelson) 03:21
12  I Don’t Know (The Beetlejuice Song) (Richard Christy; Lester Green; Leslie West) 02:34

Media

Musicians

BassFabrizio Grossi
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarLeslie West
GuitarDavid Briglin
Acoustic GuitarDavid Briglin
KeyboardsPhil Parlapiano
MellotronPhil Parlapiano
OrganPhil Parlapiano
PianoDavid Briglin

Other Musicians

1 One More Drink For The Road

GuitarSteve Lukather


2 Mudflap Mama

GuitarSlash


4 Standing On A Higher Ground

GuitarBilly Gibbons


5 Third Degree

GuitarJoe Bonamassa


7 Nothing’s Changed

GuitarZakk Wylde


11 The Party´s Over

GuitarSlash
GuitarZakk Wylde

Liner Notes

Producer – Fabrizio Grossi
Mixed By – Fabrizio Grossi

Record Company – Mascot Label Group
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mascot Music Production And Publishing BV
Copyright (c) – Mascot Music Production And Publishing BV