Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Nick Curran- Reform School Girl
This is one of my current favorite albums right now... Nick Curran my old Austin buddy sure has come a long way from his teenage years as a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. This first solo album of his is superb!! That it will have Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Chuck Berry hollerin' for joy that there is still hope for Rock N' Roll!
Reform School Girl is a barn burner of unadulterated blues-based rock and roll. Curran wrote, or had a hand in writing, 12 of the 14 tracks. Each one is extraordinary and harks back to that era of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s when the guitar and saxophone were king and segregated African American bluesmen were losing their ASCAP to white, charismatic pianists and vocalists. It is roots “rock ‘n roll” and that is just what Nick Curran and the Lowlifes deliver. It will make you dance – you won’t be able to help yourself.