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The Thieves
Tales From The White Line
Liquor and Poker Music
www.thebandofthieves.com


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.

-Heidi Lamer

Track Listing:
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
11. Everynite
12. Silverliner


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