Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Amplifier review!

Terry Anderson & the Olympic Ass-Kickin' Team

Remember rock and roll? I mean REAL rock and roll? Terry Anderson does. Anderson writes songs that recall the halcyon days of bands such as the Faces, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Rockpile. Three chords, a hook, and words worthy of Chuck Berry, John Fogerty, or John Prine are the primary quality ingredients of an Anderson tune. You know Anderson best from his success penning songs for the Georgia Satellites ("Battleship Chains") or ex-Sat Dan Baird ("I Love You Period"), but TA the singer/songwriter has now released four "official" long players, all of which are highly recommended. The newest finds him fronting his own band, the Olympic Ass-Kickin' team. Dig "Sunday Dress," the BEST Faces tune the Faces never recorded, or "Purple GTO," an automotive love song that Springsteen would lust after. Then again, Bruce could lust after most of the tunes on this disc. I count Terry Anderson as one of America's very best singer/songwriters and after one listen to this record, you will too.

- John Holcomb

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