Takin' Off! BLRCD 09 - Blue Lake Records  She's Gone - Ballroom Baby - Cadillac Blues - Boogie Woogie Fever - Shadow My Baby - Girl Trouble - I'm On Fire - Ice Water - I Just Wanna Boogie - Four Alarm Boogie - Hot Rod Baby - Strollin' Throught The Night - Wild Side Of Life - Bad Girl - Twilight
This band offers here a very eclectic album covering a wide musical spectrum that goes from the 40's to the 60's. You'll find rockabilly (She's Gone), Western Swing (Ballroom Baby), hard electric rockin' blues (Cadillac Blues), Hillbilly Boogie (Gene O'Quinn's Boogie Woogie Fever, Four Alarm Boogie), Rock'n'roll (I'm On Fire, Hot Rod Baby - a little bit wasted by the sax) a country ballad ala Jerry Lee Lewis and "twilight" a frantic instrumental closes the set. As you can see it's almost one song/one style and in the end it works against the band. Though the musicianship is good and the listening is pleasant, there's maybe too much styles to hear the real personality of the band.
. Fred "Virgil" Turgis