ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 27, 2004
By Steve Newton
Blues-rock fans who yearn for the down ‘n’ dirty rock ZZ Top plied during its mid-’70s heyday should check out the eighth release from this Seattle-based trio.
Led by singer, songwriter, and primo guitarist Tim “Too Slim” Langford, these veteran boogiemen go hog-wild on blue-collar blasts about beer (“Brown Bottle Rock”), women (“Some Kinda’ Momma”), and wheels (“Flatblack Flathead”).
Billy Gibbons just wishes his li’l ole band from Texas could get half as funky as Slim and the gang on “Soul Perspective”.
And just when you think rip-roarin’ raunch is all they do, these guys end off with a jazzy Kenny Burrell-style instrumental that totally lives up to its title, “Too Cool”.