“Gogo distinguishes himself as not only a fiery guitarist, but also
as a world-class slide player.....he is as soulful a singer as he is guitarist.”
"Canadian archetypal Blues-rocker David Gogo has a new album poised
for release and it's a MONSTER. When delivery of 'Skeleton Key' reaches your
local store it will probably arrive in an armoured truck with a heavily armed
police escort. Watch out, watch out coz Gogo's about!"
"David has grown tremendously, especially in the last 2-3 years, but
this disc truly is his long-anticipated arrival. 5 bottles (stars) for an
excellent blues/rock disc that's a Juno nominee for sure,"
"On this 55 minute, 15 track disc, Gogo matures as a musician and
songwriter. Half of the content is original material. Even though the non-originals
are performed with Gogo’s own twists, his songwriting has become so
strong that covers are no longer required,"
"David Gogo dazzles us with his guitar brilliance once again. This
is definitely a world class record," SeaHen
"Fabulous! I shall be playing this one loads."
"...a great album worth tracking down."
"David's guitar playing sings and stings with every bit as much emotional
authority as Jimi, Stevie and early Eric. I love it!"
"The single ('Personal Jesus') is awesome. We received it Monday and
added it Tuesday,"
"...this CD belongs in everyone's collection, buy it and NEVER lend
"My personal favorite is without a doubt 'Belgian Moon', this song
is just flat out in your face kick ass blues rock at it's best. Get this
CD now. Don't wait you will regret it!"
"The minute I put 'Skeleton Key' on I reached for the volume control
and cranked it way up. I didn't turn it down 'till the very last song. Once
again... WOW! More evidence of what a monster talent David really is. It
SPARKLES, crackles and smokes. Killer band, great songs,"
"Gogo's consistently tasty and ever inventive guitar work is always
a treat to hear and 'Skeleton Key' unleashes even more blues wizardry from
this amazing artist,"
"Another winner for David Gogo! 'Skeleton Key' is sure to please blues
and rock fans alike,"
"...highlights include the rocking 'Stay Away From My Home' with its
harp solo, the excellent Stax-like original 'Skeleton Key' and a fine new
arrangement of 'Reap What You Sow'..."
"...truly one of Canada's most unique and exceptional talents. Witness
his menacing version of Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' on his latest CD
'Skeleton Key'. It is arguably better than the original,"
"From tortured blues and sweet soul music to blistering boogie and
slinky shuffles, Gogo gets it right in 'Skeleton Key',"
"We were blown away by the intensity and passion that Gogo delivers
in every song on 'Skeleton Key'. The tracks are not only radio friendly,
they are also very contagious. 'Personal Jesus' was an instant add,"
"I'd swear Albert has came back to haunt us when I listen to 'Backstroke'.
Hebe PROUD o the boy!"
"I just got my advance copy of 'Skeleton Key'. David has become like
a fine wine. If there is a structure of the BLUES that he doesn't understand
he hides it well. Again David plays some great obscure covers but he also
has done a great job writing his own material. From the funk to the
Chicago to the soul, Gogo has covered all bases. This is the Feel
Good Album Hit of the Summer,"
David is a great blues player. I like his style!"
"....a player of genuine blues pedigree"
"...volcanic guitarist, quite mesmerizing when he attacks."
"If there was a list of the best guitar players in Canada, David Gogo,
would be on that list."
"Being a good Canadian, let me give you my Three Star selections from
this year's Thunder Bay Blues Festival . . .and this year's First Star was
Nanaimo BC's own David Gogo. He turned a massive outdoor venue into his personal
sound room and filled it with a brilliant musical personality.You come to
festivals like this one for the Buckwheat Zydecos and the Dickey Bettses,
yet the great pleasure comes from someone like Gogo who plays in the middle
of a rainy afternoon and leaves even the musicians going 'Wow!'"
"The songs on 'Skeleton Key', a blistering mix of electric originals
and covers, allow Gogo to stretch out and show the talent he's been honing
and displaying since he was a teenager growing up in Nanaimo."
"David's new album absolutely kicks ass. I suspect you're going to
be hearing David all over plenty of radios this summer."
"'Skeleton Key" could be the one that breaks Gogo worldwide."
"Gogo's vocals are, yet again, as unmistakable as ever, raw yet filled
with emotion. Close your eyes and return to that same run down, dusty, whiskey
bar that he's brought you to so many times before."
"Soaring atop a cyclone of Hammond organ swirls, Texas-style guitar-slinger
Dave Gogo is equally at home with both heartfelt ballads and groovin' blues
rockers. Reminiscent at times of Johnny Winter and ZZ Top - only Gogo sings
"I doubt there is another blues guitarist around at the moment who
can speak through their instrument quite like David Gogo can. This is music
that demands attention and respect in an age of disposable pop covers. Modern
blues at its best."
"Gogo's forte here is his searing attack that stays respectful (barely)
but pushes things right to the edge."
"I just had a vision of David Gogo, 40 years from now, being one of
the biggest blues players in the future."