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The Magic Lightnin' Boys - Stealin' Thunder

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Fronted by Casey Gomez, The Magic Lightnin' Boys' Stealin' Thunder is an authentic burst of blues (and other rock styles). For instance, the traditional blues workout, "Bones," which also includes some especially hopping harmonica work, is followed by "The Cleansing," which is a pretty, folk-ish acoustic guitar instrumental.

Gomez is an expressive vocalist, heard at his best during "Fear & Freedom," where his singing takes on a winning vibrato tone. Gomez gets loud and proud over this hard rocking workout.

Unlike, say, the Black Keys, a band that oftentimes skirts around the edges of the blues, The Magic Lightnin' Boys many times dig right it and let it roll. A track like "Mojo," which goes all Jimi Hendrix in all the right places, is a sheer delight. The guitars roar, and Gomez roars right along with them. Then with "N2U," funky electric guitar is mixed with down-low bass, for some true sonic thunder. Thus, the album lives up to its Stealin' Thunder name.

The Magic Lightnin' Boys - Stealin' Thunder
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