Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass-Kickin Team
Terry Anderson has knocked around the New South music scene for 20 years, as drummer for the Woods, the Backsliders and others, not to mention the writer of the Georgia Satellites' "Battleship Chains" and Dan Baird's "I Love You Period." This is his fourth solo album, and it's a killer. Southern-fried roots rock, butt-thumping country, lip-locking hooks and a good-natured sense of humor make the Olympic Ass-Kickin Team the best goodtime rock & roll band since Rockpile, whose Dave Edmunds seems to be a guiding spirit here. A reoccurring theme of the joys and perils of alcohol adds a bittersweet aftertaste, but overall, this is pure fun.