Tuesday, May 05, 2009


I think they like us...
Terry Anderson and The Olympic Ass-Kickin Team "National Champions"
Terry Anderson has a world class band with The Olympic Ass-Kickin Team. A real treat that keeps the energy throughout, the band has a sound that combines the Dave Edmunds, Tom Petty and the Stones in one tight package. The guitar attack of the opener "Goin’or Comin’" chugs along with a great hook and rhythm guitar riff. "Wille Mays" is playful sarcastic rip on Barry Bonds, and would not sound out of place on YepRoc's Baseball Project. It's a great song full of power and fury. It's hard to make domestic violence funny, but it works with "You Had Me At Get Lost" and Terry channels' classic Who with "Is We Or Ain't We." He continues to bust chops on redneck life with"Pow'ful "Merka" and rockabilly sweetness with "Indy 500." Other songs deal with sex and sexy women -- and the OAK team really sounds like it's having fun playing all this. Every song here cracks with excitement and hooks, and even Terry's inner Jerry Lee Lewis comes out with "Found Missin’." If the first album was merely very good, "National Champions" gets elevated to greatness. Don't miss this one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agreed with 100%!
M & M