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THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS-STRONG LIKE THAT-70’s SOULFUL-CD REVIEW JOHN EMMS

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Soulful , grooved out, and steeped in dynamics Strong Like That The Fabulous Thunderbirds new album gets better with repeated listens.

I can’t say why but if this album was made in the mid 70’s it would not seem out of place.

That’s a good thing friends.

Al Jackson’s Drowning on Dry Land, Kim Wilson’s own Smooth which sounds like killer radio fare, the swampy cover of R & B singer Paul Kelly’s You’re Gonna Miss Me and the excellent title track are flat out superb.

Kim Wilson’s lead vocals and harp work are steeped in confidence and soul, and keyboard man Kevin Anker’s feel on every track adds a glue that is essential to the sound of the band.

Other highlights include the smoky groove of Where’s Your Love Been, The Cate Brothers vibe of Don’t Burn Me and the killer funky groove cover of (I Know) I’m Losing You.

Despite their past superb cred Strong Like That is ample proof this band is as vital as it’s ever been.

Wow!

JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, Sun Media/Post Media contributor and singer songwriter with Canadian Blues rockers THE SHAFTMEN

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-worlds-gone-crazy/id673101570

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