FILLMORE SLIM - Fillmore Slim (Independent)
Detroit's Fillmore Slim seem to disregard what might be expected of a band from the Motor City. Best known for Motown and its modern day (and older) garage rock acts like The White Stripes and The Von Bondies and '70s legends The Stooges, MC5, Amboy Dukes and The Rationals, these guys look to the likes of The New York Dolls and Alice Cooper for inspiration.
The result is a four-track, self-titled CDEP, the titles of songs from which, I'm guessing as there wasn't a lot of information on the disc. "I'm a Rock-n-Roll" opens the CD and from the outset, the distinctly glam rock stylings are in evidence. It's followed by "Stop Following Me", which shows the band getting into '70s boogie rock mode. The engine room really impresses here as they power this tune along.
"Rumours and Lies"' is a highlight as vocalist Vic Wayne seems to tell us about how some people only know how to spread lies and rumours and might face consequences for this.
Fillmore Slim's debut CDEP is an impressive effort from this Detroit combo, whom could so easily carried on the legacy 70s Detroit rock or cash in by tagging along with the so-called garage rock revival. - Simon Li
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