Fabulous Thunderbirds ‘On The Verge’ CD Review

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on March 30, 2013

The Fabulous Thunderbirds
On the Verge (Severn Records / $14.95)

The acclaimed, hard-working, road-burning blues-rock band, a staple of the Texas scene since the 1970s, finally broke through to the mainstream with the mid-’80s hits “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” Now back with its first studio album in almost a decade, the group—still anchored by its leather-lunged lead singer and founder, Kim Wilson, complemented by more recent T’Bird guitarists Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller—plows with renewed vigor into 10 new tunes that showcase the group’s trademark mojo across a spectrum of soul, rock, funk and blues.