A heavy track doesn’t need to be heavy, regarding bombast, but also heavy emotionally, and it doesn’t get any more emotional than this, as Crewe based band Son Of Shinobi pay tribute once more to their sadly departed drummer Steven Hadzik, a man I’ve seen play many times, not just with Son Of Shinobi but also with his cover bands Mutha Humbucker and Diamonds And Ducks, who he played his last performance with them, only two months before he passed away on January 9th 2023, fighting pancreatic cancer the best he could, always smiling!
They have re-worked ‘Mi Corazon’,(redux) as it was Steve’s favourite Son Of Shinobi song, point proven by having its lyrics tattoed on his chest! These four and a half minutes demand your full attention to appreciate how much beauty they have added to the original version. A vocal tour de force from Paul Senior is nothing short of power with precision, but still has the composure to sooth also. Acoustic guitar lines weave around the string and keys parts added by Jazz Sladen, to let it elevate to the heavens, gaining more intensity towards a heartbreaking outro.
The band proclaim, “As a band, we wanted to work on some acoustic versions of our tracks, unfortunately Ste passed away before we got chance to start them. These last few months we have worked on a redux version of ‘Mi Corazon’. A massive thanks to Jazz Sladen for all her string and keys parts. Once a Shinobi……..Always a Shinobi”
It’s rather fitting that ‘Mi Corazon’, translates to ‘My Heart’.
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‘Mi Corazon’ (redux) personnel :-
Rudi Heinemann – Bass Guitar.
Rick Mason – Guitar.
Mark Ames – Guitar.
Paul Senior – Lead Vocals.
Jazz Sladen – String and keys parts.