Taboo Blue, largely behind the song writing strength of Leon Laudenbach, have put together a solid album, in Mood Swings. With their roots in the St. Cloud, Minnesota area, these guys have put together a solid band on the strength of its musicians. Aside from the creative and talented Laudenbach, the band draws energy from its other members, Doug Field on bass, Johnny Schwartz on guitar, Aaron Virnig on drums, Chris Schuette on keyboards, and Mark (Sparky) Anderson on harp and sax. Together they have recorded and released eleven original songs on Mood Swings, including the title track. Among the recommended, " 67' Farline," with some great piano licks, and the much too short "Bury the Plow," and the fun "Jack the Cat." The disc ends with four live tracks, including Willie Dixon's "Back Door Man," and Billy Boy Arnold's "Come Back Baby." Be sure to check out their live show also.
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