Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

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Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk Review

by Thom Owens

Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk is the first album the Fabulous Thunderbirds recorded without Jimmie Vaughan. It takes two guitarists -- two good guitarists, by the way -- to fill his place, and even with Duke Robillard and Kid Bangham on board, there is something missing. Though the T-birds have returned to straightahead blues-rock, abandoning the overly commercial production of their previous three albums, they don't sound as distinctive as they did with Vaughan. Still, Kim Wilson blows some good harp, Robillard and Bangham throw out a few stellar solos, contributing to a set of driving blues-rock that will be welcome to fans of the group's earliest records.

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