Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Omar & The Howlers|
Live At the Paradise
Genres: Blues, Rock
For the uninitiated, Omar & the Howlers are a hard-working blues band from Austin, Texas. However, as is true for all bands from that part of the world, to simply label their music as `just blues' would not be entirely fai... more »
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For the uninitiated, Omar & the Howlers are a hard-working blues band from Austin, Texas. However, as is true for all bands from that part of the world, to simply label their music as `just blues' would not be entirely fair. The best description that I've read is `Captain Beefheart/Howlin' Wolf sings Creedence Clearwater,' but if that doesn't mean anything to you, then buy this album and find out more . . . it features new takes on tracks from many of the band's previous albums, as well as some brand new songs. --Paul J. Fets
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Simply the real thing, Omar truly is the man.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the mid-80's I caught Omar and his Howlers at the Paramount in Seattle. This was before we were assimilated by California and now the east coast. In those days it wasn't real easy to get us fired up at a show, no matter the artist. Well, to a four fifths house Omar and the boy's showed little or no mercy. About half way through I was aware that I hadn't even sat down yet, looked around and people were litterally standing in their chairs, pumping their fists and giving reasonable facsimile's of a rebel yell. He/they blew the roof off of the joint and had us screaming for more. I was lucky enough to be able to hang out with him afterwords and discuss the awsome Austin scene including Miss Luanne Barton and Eric Johnson. What a cool guy. He even invited us to dinner. I've been looking for a cd with some of his older songs for at least 10 yrs, and finally, thank God, I found it. If you have not heard Hard Times in The Land OF Plenty and some of the others on this jewel, buy it. Now. If you've never seen the great one live, do so. As soon as possible. He is the real thing, not a pretty boy poser."