I think I could like Thunderlip if they had a better singer. The guy
they have sounds like what Bon Scott might have sounded like if he had
Ringo Starr's lack of range. He sings pretty high, but never more
than 2 notes per song. So, if they changed that, and got a different
lead guitar player, I think I'd like them. The rest of the band is
pretty rockin', in a kind of Alice Cooper meets (insert your favorite
southern rock band here) kind of way. Except that the lead guitar
player seems intent on quoting from all his redneck rock heroes - you'll
hear Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, Allman Brothers, Outlaws, etc., etc.....
Which is too bad, because there are some pretty good songs here (at least
I think they are, when I imagine what the melodies are supposed to be, you
know, since the singer only sings two notes per song), and the rhythm
section rocks pretty hard. So, there you go. A damn fine
bass/drums combo, in need of a singer and a lead guitar player.
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