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Tony Williams Lifetime - The Old Bum's Rush CD (album) cover

THE OLD BUM'S RUSH

Tony Williams Lifetime

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.22 | 7 ratings

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LupeLoop
4 stars This is a raucous and righteous fusion record. Sometimes frenetic sometimes sludgy. Over all of it, the non-stop, steamy, screamy singing by Linda "Tequila" Logan is a highlight. Her vocal value isn't what is pretty, but what is important. There is something fun and mischievous (possibly insane) in her meandering soulfulness. She reaches heights that are heavy with feeling. And it's a shame I can't find any background or current information about her at all on the Internet. Tony Williams' playing is expressive and explosive throughout. Here there's a pattering and peppering, and here there's a crashing on your head as you get thrown down the stairs. It's a dirty and streetwise vibe, but elegant in its precision. There is gospel, whirring jazz, and rock here of a deeper, darker kind. Even so, it sounds like they had fun playing, and even the liner notes have a kid-like quality to them. Punk bands like The Cramps and Boss Hog have ripped this heavy "out there" sound right off.
LupeLoop | 4/5 |

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