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CD Review: Terry Anderson and The Olympic Ass Kickin’ Team – Live (Double Naught Records)

terry-anderson-200General rocking rapscallion and rolling ne’er-do-well Terry Anderson delivers his latest opus featuring what the man does best: singing and playing his songs in a rowdy club in front of some rowdy, lusty rock and roll fans and getting all rowdy himself while he bangs on his drums and sings a little Faces/Rolling Stones/NRBQ-style rock and roll for the peoples! Did I mention the music being rowdy?

Though Anderson pretty much operates his career from way under the radar in North Carolina, he has quite the pedigree as a songwriter, composing several hit songs for the Georgia Satellites including Battleship Chains and forming a songwriting partnership with Georgia Satellites lead singer Dan Baird which has lead to song placements on Baird’s solo albums as well as many other artists. No less than Al Anderson from NRBQ (no relation) is a fan of his work and together they have co-wriotten several songs that have found their way onto hit albums by several big-name country artists. Anderson’s (Terry, not Al) songs are characterized by their slice-of-life portrayals of the average working man just trying to make it home in one piece and get himself a drink or a little piece of ass in between raising a ruckus and rocking out.