What's worse a rat or a toadie - or in Johnny Rocco's world view, a dumbbell or a wise guy? Who knows but the Toadies - the band - are great - the kiss asses at work? Screw them. Anyway, another great Texas band, the Toadies, have a new one, the self fulfilling threat, "Play Rock Music," and that they do - and how. It's kick-ass bluesy guitar rock - the Toadies and ZZ Top would be a great double bill - anyway, as I was trying to write this, suddenly and unconsciously my fist started pumping - fortunately, I didn't have a Zippo or a calendar. Powerful foot candy to the highest order - the opener, "Rattler's Revival" sets the tone and doesn't let up. So why can't Lone Star State politicians keep up with its musicians?
Rock 'n' Roll Call: The Toadies - Play Rock Music
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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