Reviews

…blues and blues/rock performed with unadorned and unpretentious style and taste.
Unleashed will reward those who like to actually listen to music.

Living Blues/March-April 2000
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Ranging in texture from a Band-like Florida Bound to the ZZ Top quality of Payday Blues, The underdogs are always having a good time, and that ain’t bad. Good original songs, equally original covers.

Blues Access/Issue #38
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...Many of their tunes are made for some GTO top-down cruisin’ or butt-struttin’, funky chicken dance action...the ‘Dog version of Heartbreak Hotel is so good, you forget about the other guy who made it famous...Good stuff.

Dirty Linen #86 Feb/Mar, 2000
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- The Underdogs - "Unleashed" - 5 Stars
…tracks so hot they steam the cover, this album defines the sound of indie.

Independent Songwriters Web Magazine 5/01
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...has a lot going for it, not the least of which is some very fine musicianship...this band puts forth the effort needed to make it to the finish line in good position.

Bob Gottlieb/All Music Guide
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Packed with an infectious beat, "Unleashed" is one toe-tapping, finger-snapping recording. …remarkably eclectic, not to mention fun.

Magic City Blues News/ Birmingham, AL
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I must say, I’m impressed. It's beautifully underplayed and completely in the pocket. A great example of the "new blues".

John Rhys, host of the Blue Power Hour, www.bluepower.com
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I love the CD. [The underdogs] have got the blues/roots thing absolutely nailed… All around, an excellent effort and I'm sure, a welcome addition to any music lover's CD collection.

John Macdonell, Music Director, WUWF-FM, Pensacola, FL
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This is a very cool CD. I just put it in heavy rotation. Lots of great
cuts, esp. “Florida Bound”, “One Kiss”, “I’m Ready”, “Bayou Country”, “Cry
to Me”, “Another Day”, “Payday Blues”, “Bye-Bye”.

Mike Landwehr
Program Director / KXCI, Tuscon, AZ
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....if you like blues and you don't buy this CD, YOU'RE AN IDIOT!

The Excuse/Stubble Magazine
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This litter of pups will hunt!

Sonny Payne, host of King Biscuit Time
KFFA, Helena, AR
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This sounds really good!

Chet Atkins 1999
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The Underdogs surprise by making each tune on their CD an adventure into a different blues rock idiom. The Underdogs are sure to be appreciated by blues lovers and Southern rockers alike.

Bill House Amp3.com
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The record is filled with quality stuff (the insurmountably gorgeous "Another Day" is one of the finer songs I've heard lately!), and is a helluva fun listen. So stop dusting off those old roadhouse blues vinyl lp's and give these 'dogs a spin.

Kurt Hernon
www.bangsheet.com
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...Unleashed is a tasty gumbo of southern blues'n'roots and should appeal to a broad section of blues heads.

Eric Black
Blue Country Radio
Queensland, Australia
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It is an intriguing and eclectic CD!

Bob Presthus
KUFM Montana Public Radio
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The underdogs rule! Very classy and highly professional!

Tom Flo
Editor and Publisher
52nd Stream
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…the most remarkable trait that threads through "Unleashed" is …where the band sounds loose, raw and alive, while the recording quality is crisp and flawless. As you'd figure, guys this confident have chops to spare….

Focus Magazine, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

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Great blues cd… definitely a toe tapping experience… a solid (5) HARP SALUTE CD, well worth your money, gets better with repeated listening, you will not get tired of this one!

Steve "Big Daddy BluzHarp" Harvell

 

 

 
 
   

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