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Posted October 1, 2010
If you want to hear what this seminal Texas-blues-rennaissance outfit sounded like in the hungry and sincere days before breaking into the big-time, this is it. This recording was made about the time I first saw them in the clubs in Houston. Sticklers for some ''purist'' form of blues will miss the whole point of this LP. It's an irreverent mix of campy blues and swamp-pop. It's not SUPPOSED to sound like anything else. That's not the point, so just get over it. This is just another example of the explosive exuberance of the mix of music cultures in Texas. As with Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Bob Wills, Marcia Ball, Flaco Jimenez, and Willie, to name just a few, their greatness is in their ability to stir things up a bit --to cook without a recipe, if you will-- and not be bound by narrow concepts of correct format and content. For fans of serious blues harmonica playing, Kim Wilson puts more raw feeling into a tune than anybody in the business. This LP has Mike Buck on drums and the late Keith Ferguson on bass.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 16, 2009
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