The album’s barnstorming opening number sets the tone for the whole album with a potent mix of Chicago blues, big band swing and good old fashioned rock’n’roll. A powerful ascending guitar riff, supported by a screaming Hammond organ leads into a laid back shuffle and a wry lyric, only to rebuild the intensity through the bridge and chorus. Never Tell a Lie is a thoroughly modern blues song which breaks with tradition without straying too far from the path and immediately showcases Taylor’s guitar virtuosity, building to a crescendo with the aid of Jonny Dyke’s inspired Hammond and a well-oiled wha-wha pedal.


Never Tell A Lie (Taylor)

You were unkind
How could you think I’d say those things?
If you only knew me a little better
You’d know I’m all sweetness and light

You say you want our love to deepen
But we never get to the bottom of the story
And then we suffer for no reason
And I can never tell you anything
I will never,
I’ll never tell you no lies

I read your mind
You never knew I understood
And in the confusion that followed
You thought for a moment I was wrong

You’re always talking about your freedom
But only end up taking liberties
Then we suffer for no reason
So I will never tell you anything
I will never, I will never tell,
I’ll never tell you no lies

The truth we can find
If we suspend our disbelief
And in the darknes of our minds
We will never tell any lies


from The Motives feat. Matt Taylor, track released June 11, 2012
Written by Matt Taylor.
Guitar & Vocal - Matt Taylor, Hammond organ & backing vocals - Jonny Dyke, Bass - Andy Graham, Drums - Roy Martin.



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The Motives feat. Matt Taylor London, UK

A new band project brings together some of the finest talent from the European blues scene. The Motives draw their musical inspiration from 40s New York, 50s Chicago and 60s London, combining Matt Taylor's electrifying guitar work with Jonny Dyke's virtuoso hammond and piano over a rock solid rhythm section of Roy Martin on drums and Andy Graham on Bass. Their new album is released in June 2012. ... more

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