1. (00:05:01) Björn Berge - 13 question method
2. (00:05:44) Björn Berge - Ace of spades
3. (00:03:20) Björn Berge - Angel band
4. (00:04:12) Björn Berge - Black Jesus
5. (00:04:55) Björn Berge - Bring it on home
6. (00:04:18) Björn Berge - Buena
7. (00:00:47) Björn Berge - Introducing Louise
8. (00:03:45) Björn Berge - Louise
9. (00:03:29) Björn Berge - Minutes
10. (00:05:08) Björn Berge - N.V.
11. (00:05:42) Björn Berge - See that my grave is kept clean
12. (00:00:59) Björn Berge - Sissy boys and girlie men
13. (00:03:48) Björn Berge - Someday
14. (00:05:29) Björn Berge - Stringmachine
15. (00:06:02) Björn Berge - Testify / Give it away
16. (00:01:32) Björn Berge - The new guita
17. (00:01:25) Björn Berge - The story behind stringmachine
18. (00:05:32) Björn Berge - Thursdays
19. (00:04:15) Björn Berge - Trains
Playing Time.........: 01:15:23
Total Size...........: 451,11 MB
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Well, uhm, … JESUS, THAT'S ALREADY A WELL-SPENT 15 EUROS!!!!" was the first thing my company and me uttered after Bjorn Berge's set. I guess we expected some laidback dude playing some laidback and well-mannered acoustic country-blues, but what we got instead was an imposing tattooed giant who played with the attitude and energy of the best rock bands out there, and boasted very impressive skills. From the first song to the last, you had people concentrating on his insanely fast finger-picking, raising their eyebrows in disbelief. Bjorn BergeThe guy's playing is speedy and amazingly powerful, the best thing about it all being that he doesn't sacrifice all his class for brute power (which was another matter with the blues-punk of Dutch one man band Ottoboy, for instance) - it's not some bully banging on a guitar. Using a thumb-pick and pink slide, Berge tore through "Ramblin' on My Mind" and Skip James' "Cypress Grove" as if he was the bastard offspring of Tony Joe White (the voice, the funk) and Leo Kottke (speed) with hell hounds on his trail. In between songs, Berge also proved to be a charming performer with a self-deprecating sense of humour (accompanied by an appropriate smirk) and an eagerness to interact with the (rather quiet) audience. With a handful of albums to his credit, he had enough material to pick from, but the focus was mainly on more recent material and covers of rock songs. Even though it appears on his latest album - St. Slide - he didn't play Motörhead's "Ace of Spades," but what you got instead was easily as good, as he transformed Robert Johnson's "Traveling Riverside Blues" (yeah, that's the one with the "squeeze my lemon"-line) into a ridiculously funky beast that almost resembled Nomeansno's "Big Dick" (no kidding!) and even managed to get away with covering Morphine's tale of adultery, "Thursday." Other highlights were a song called "13 Question Method" (?), which he stretched out and used to show off his talents ("Play guitar, light a cigarette and still look cool in the meantime"), the original "Trains" and a funk-blues cover of Everlast's "Black Jesus." If Berge had been born an American, he would be much bigger by now. Granted, he won a Grammy in Norway and is a best-selling (blues) artist over there, but anyone who can deliver blues on steroids this convincingly deserves the biggest audience he can get. Whatever your plans are… if this guy gets in your neighbourhood, you know what to do. It's dynamite.
This guy is considered the hottest ticket on the european blues circuit.
He sings in english and his voice is a mixture of James Hetfield,Tom Waits and Eddie Vedder.
His guitar playing is second to none,,reminds me of Ry Cooder-Paris,Texas at times and he is funny as fcuk.
Do yourself a favour and grab this now,you will not be dissappointed