News emerged last year of Chuck Berry’s first new studio album since 1979 and the first song has been released. After Chuck’s passing a few days ago on the 18th March his new album will be a posthumous release, but it’s a joy that he was able to finish the album before his death. The track is called Big Boys and contains the delicious guitar riffs you’ll always associated with Chuck Berry.
It’s a remarkable song from someone who at the age of recording was 89/90 years old and the song manages to capture perfectly the level of energy found in his original recordings. Sure, it may not be as classic as Johnny B. Goode, but hearing that opening guitar riff and Chuck’s energetic vocal display really brings a smile to the face. He had it right until the very end.