Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Butler did it well


APRIL Uprising, Australian band The John Butler Trio's fifth album, sees the group with a spring in its step.
Taking the term roots rock literally - the subject matter for April Uprising is band leader John Butler's family tree - the group riotously plough through a collection littered with fluid guitar licks, meandering solos and extended jams.
And this upbeat jam rock feel is fused with elements of reggae, blues, funk and surf, bringing to mind acts as diverse as Red Hot Chili Peppers and G Love And Special Sauce.
Although the album may be a tad unwieldy at 15 tracks long, the Antipodean act are at their irresistible best on tracks like Don't Wanna See Your Face and One Way Road.

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