Saturday, July 24, 2010

"In Like Flynn" - Wired!

Review By - Malcolm Kennedy
In Like Flynn
Take two parts rockabilly, one part rock, one part blues, add three parts each swinging good time fun and boogie until you drop, shake it all up and serve fresh with a dash of hot sauce and you've got the Wired Band. Remember the first time you heard the Stray Cats? I would imagine your reaction was something like, “wow!! Now that was stomping." Well, Wired: Kevin Sutton - vocals, guitar, piano, hand claps and harmonica; Rick Jacobson - percussion, hand claps, backing vocals; and Keith Bakke - bass, hand claps backing vocals, have the same type of high energy, rocking, rock-a-billy, can't stop your feet, snapping your fingers groove.

By no means are they sound-a-likes parroting someone else's style. These guys definitely have their own thing going on. Sharp dressed, smooth, polished and 100% WIRED! on "Put My Best Foot Forward” they do just that. In Like Flynn features 14 originals like the break-up song "I Still Ain't Got The Blues" and Van Ramsey's organ drives "Jet City Roller Girls" which comes replete with sounds recorded in 2008 at an actual roller derby and is reprised at the end of the CD as an instrumental. I particularly like "Adeline" and the blues shuffle "Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree." The medium tempo "Rub It In" features some fine harp playing by Kevin and guest player CD Woodbury adds some jazzy guitar with a touch of funk to "The Writing's On The Wall." Wired are a lot of fun and In Like Flynn is well worth looking into.

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from the album In Like Flynn

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