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  • Travelers and Thieves [A&M, 1991] C-

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Travelers and Thieves [A&M, 1991]
They sure can play their axes--might even be tolerable as a boogie band. But "All in the Groove" is just a classic-rock line. John Popper's interest in fun is strictly rhetorical, and his rhetoric is so prolix I bet they only play three-hour sets so he can get all the words in. I also bet that as a Jack Bruce fan he thinks it's groovy when his rhythm section hustles out more notes than a good groove needs. C-