Album Details

RELEASE
1981
LABEL
Benchmark
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Electric Texas Blues, Blues-Rock, Regional Blues

Album Review

As with most bands who reach back into styles more than a couple of decades old for their chief inspirations, the limitations of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' approach was becoming apparent by this, their third album. Granted they were still more competent and enthusiastic at their specialty than most of their competition, and they did expand their recorded sound a bit by using some members of Roomful of Blues on sax and piano. Ultimately, though, it's an average if well-done set of roots rock with strong echoes of the blues, New Orleans R&B, and swamp-pop. The program's split between Kim Wilson originals (one of which, "One's Too Many," was co-written with Nick Lowe) and covers, including an unpredictable version of "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White." Actually the highlight is the instrumental "In Orbit," which features excellent Little Walter-styled harmonica by Wilson. The 2000 CD reissue on Benchmark adds liner notes by producer Denny Bruce and three bonus tracks, although no details about the extra cuts are provided.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I Believe I'm in Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327654886&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  2. One's Too Many (And a Hundred Ain't Enough)http://itunes.apple.com/album/butt-rockin/id327654759?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Give Me All Your Lovin'http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655003&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  4. Roll, Roll, Rollhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655043&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  5. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom Whitehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655120&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  6. I Hear You Knockin'http://itunes.apple.com/album/butt-rockin/id327654759?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Tip on Inhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655171&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  8. I'm Sorryhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655178&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  9. Mathildahttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655282&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  10. Tell Me Whyhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655289&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  11. In Orbithttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655305&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  12. Found a New Love [*]http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655356&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  13. I Got Eyes [*]http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655367&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
  14. Someday You'll Want Me [*]http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327655376&id=327654759&at=11l9vR
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