If you know anything about The Thieves, you know they
come from Oxford, England, but now make Los Angeles their home.
According to their PR, this makes for a pretty damn great combination
of the best of British with that awesome LA rawk and roll swagger
we all love so very, very much. These lads are said to be the
real thing; living and breathing rock. Judging from their photos,
I'm going to guess that's true. I didn't actually see a case of
Jack Daniels anywhere, but I'm sure it was just out of sight,
maybe with their shirts.
Let me just cut to the chase here. If you like hard rock that's
more melodic than most and that manages to be classic and up-to-date
at the same time, then you're going to like Tales From The
White Line. Jam packed with power chords, plenty o' fabulous
guitar riffs and heavy-duty drums to keep it chugging along, the
band's music definitely has a classic, bar room rock and roll
sound. References have been made to AC/DC, The Who
and Pink Floyd, and I might even throw a little T.Rex
("Everynite") and Bon Jovi ("Silver Lining")
in there. I know, Bon Jovi isn't exactly classic, but they have
their place in musical history, too, so back off. There were a
couple of unfortunate instances near the beginning of the album
where I might have added Spinal Tap and Loverboy
to the list as well, but temper all that with a little Von
Bondies and hopefully you're getting the picture. Pop the
top on a cold one and get ready to rock.
1. Gimme Some Lip
2. Don't You Lose Me
3. Just A Piece
4. Oh No
5. You Get It Easy
6. This Road (It Never Leads Us)
7. Tales From The White Line
8. Vacant Thoughts
9. My Old Mind
10. It Still Goes On
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