MAMBO SONS: Mambo Sons"Mambo Sons" - Tom Guerra with singer Scott Lawson If tasty rock is your thing, here's an album for you.
Fueled by Tom Guerra's versatile guitar playing and Scott Lawson's stirring vocals, "Mambo Sons" delivers the goods.
There's also a nice guest appearance by guitar legend Rick Derringer on "It Was You." In some ways, this harkens back to the days before rock became alternative, and a little darker.
"Habits of Mine" has as catchy a hook as you're likely to hear this year, along with two nice guitar solos, including the melodic kind that you don't hear anymore as the song ends.
The soulful "Devil Moon" features an old-style soul guitar intro and a nice solo in the middle.
The wah work in "I Go Wild" helps move the tune along, and "Crazy Girl" has a killer guitar hook that helps propel the '80s-esque rocker and its cool, funny lyric.
"Slipaway" reminds me of Joe Walsh with its cool melody and layered guitars, and "Tomonga Street" is just pure straight-ahead rock at its finest.
If you like no-frills rock played by guys who know it well, this one's for you.
- John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Jan. 2000
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1. Habits of Mine
2. Crazy Girl
4. Devil Moon
6. Tomonga Street
7. I Go Wild
8. Naste' Shonde'
9. Give Me The Party
10. Everybody's Got A Little Judy In Them
11. It Was You
12. The Power of Time