FRANK CARILLO AND THE BANDOLEROS
Review Written by: Eddie Thomas
February 14, 2008
Whether you know him or not, Carillo is a deserved legend!
There can't be many people with as many friends in high places in music as has Frank Carillo. During a career which began in earnest at the end of the 60's, the ex-Doc Holliday / Carillo / Golden Carillo man has had brushes, rivalries and friendships with such luminaries as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Carly Simon, Golden Earring and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Now there's a life story I'd pay to read.
Whatever his past connections, he's back with a new-ish band, and a great new album. Someday is a group of songs which drips with febrile intensity, framing the American experience in a way only such soulful troubadours as Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen can live with. It's intense, brooding, flawlessly presented and rammed with irresistible, toe-tapping anthems.
There's not likely to be much here for you if your taste revolves around the Sugababes or Slayer; but if a little Americana is what floats your boat, kill for a copy of Someday - it's a peach.
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