A great sophomore effort
jbesanko | Crofton, MD United States | 07/16/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Following their awesome debut ("Land Of Opportunity" in 1986), E*I*E*I*O tweaked their sound a bit for 1988's "That Love Thang" with the addition of horns to some songs and a hint of funkiness to tunes like the title track and "Hey Cecelie." Still, the essential sound remained intact and this album is only slightly less incredible than the first. Songs like "Ya Ya Love", "Where You Go" and "You Can't Stay Here" (which wasn't on the vinyl version) rock hard; "Words Falling Down", "Sea of Light" and "Across The Tracks" are as good as anything the band ever did.If you can find this record, buy it. Let's hope at some point someone eventually re-releases these two albums and/or anything else these guys ever recorded. No band this good should be this unknown and unappreciated."
THAT LOVE THANG - E*I*E*I*O
jbesanko | 05/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Wisconsin roots-rockers E*I*E*I*O run the gamut of all-American revivalist styles: rockabilly, country, blues, folk, and good old-fashioned rock & roll. Vocalist Steve Summers and bassist Richard Szeluga write most of the songs, supported by guitarists Rob Harding (formerly of Off Broadway) and Mike Hoffman, and drummer Tommy Ciaccio. This 1988 CD is the band's 2nd (and sadly,last) release following their stunning 1986 debut Land of Opportunity. It is every bit as good (and overlooked) as that release. It's a shame these guys never got the attention they