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Painted On

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Hard Knock
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Got To Get Out
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Two-Time Fool
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Love Speaks Lounder Than Words
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Painted On
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Feeling My Way Around
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Rock Candy
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Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line
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Postman
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Wild Cherry
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You Torture Me
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When I Am Gone
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 47:06

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Capital R&B

Lalu

Put this on and try NOT dancing. Can't be done!

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5 Stars...

OrkyDoc

You'll be hard pressed to find modern Texas blues done any better! This was a great find here in E-music for me!

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kim the king

Average-Nights-Jack

still the same old Kim Wilson with his rocking blues band that kicked off in the 70's and still punches out the same top quality bar room blues today. Very good example of what the king of Austin Texas has to offer.

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This T-Bird is Fly

DetroitDog

Rocking Blues of the finest quality. Difficult to pick a best track. Three favorites would have to be Hard Knock, loved the guitar and in-your-face backbeat. Rock Candy is a classic that out-Stones the Stones. Painted On is a funky rockin' dueling guitar jam. The tunes are solid throughout. I will be listening to this for years. Also a must download is "She's Tuff" from Tacoma Eclectic.

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Awesome

Jambro

Crank it up, it jams....

They Say All Music Guide

Since the departure of founding guitarist Jimmie Vaughan in the early ’90s, Texas blues-rock icons the Fabulous Thunderbirds have largely been the showcase for lead vocalist/harmonica man Kim Wilson. However, with the conscription of time-traveling blues pimp powerhouse guitarist/vocalist Nick Curran, Wilson has finally put together an ensemble truly worthy of the Fabulous Thunderbirds moniker. Curran, a former rockabilly wunderkind with retro-vamp Kim Lenz and avowed Vaughan acolyte — the former Thunderbird even made a torch-passing appearance on Curran’s 2003 Blind Pig release Doctor Velvet — has of late been a party to his own authentic brand of jump blues, ’50s rockin’ swing, and garage rock iconoclasm. Ironically, while promoting his 2004 Blind Pig blues nugget Player!, Curran parted ways with his longtime rhythm section including ex-Fabulous Thunderbird bassist Preston Hubbard only to then join up with Wilson. As a fan, one could only be left perplexed at Curran’s hasty move, but also curious as to what this would do to the sound of the Thunderbirds. The answer is Painted On, the fifth Thunderbirds album since Vaughan left and the one to come the closest to recapturing the original lineup’s fire and bravado. Centered around the gritty, distorted garage rock vibe of the title track, the album is a mix of classic Thunderbirds touchstones including catchy Tex-Mex rockabilly-style numbers like “Two-Time Fool,” danceably funky New Orleans R&B workouts including Earl King’s “Feeling My Way Around,” and of course volcanic blues-rock brought full tilt via such originals as “Got to Get Out” and the gut-pounding “Rock Candy.” Fans of Curran will be glad to find that, more than just a hired gun, he gets to grab the spotlight with his own shuffle blues “You Torture Me.” However, it is not just Curran who adds life to the album. On the contrary, longtime Thunderbirds pianist “Uncle” Gene Taylor, bumptastic bassist Ronnie James Weber, and Portland percussion dynamo drummer Jimi Bott bring a seriously groovy rhythm section vibe to the album. Then you have guitarist Kirk Eli Fletcher, who matches Curran note bend for bend as one of the most low-down blues slingers of his generation. Throw in a guest vocal spot from Detroit Cobras vocalist Rachel Nagy, who pairs up with Wilson for the Wilson Pickett-worthy “Love Speaks Louder Than Words,” and you don’t just have the best Fabulous Thunderbirds album in years, but also one of the best blues albums of the year. – Matt Collar

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