Over three decades later, this is still a must have album.
R. Witt | Omaha, NE | 05/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Teaser was Tommy Bolin's first solo album (after a stint in Zephyr, Deep Purple and James Gang). For most folks, it is their favorite Tommy Bolin album. His second and final album (before dying of a drug/alcohol overdose) was Private Eyes. Lots of collections out there, but only two original albums. Bottom line, buy Teaser and add Private Eyes. You will be glad you did.
Now for the specifics.
Teaser leads off with Grind, a rousing house rocker. Homeward Strut is an instrumental, just fun to listen to Tommy Bolin play. #3 is Dreamer, a very beautiful ballad that transitions to a bit of a rocker--I can listen to that song over and over, never growing tired of the haunting melody and lyrics. Savannah Woman follows, a mellow song, but not quite a ballad. It follows with the title song, about a woman with no heart. People People is a nod to his family, nice lyrics that pay homage to his sister, mother and father. Marching Powder is another instrumental. The disc closes out with Wild Dogs and Lotus. The first kicks butt while dishing up haunting lyrics. Lotus is more mellow but has its own ethereal quality.
This album is a must have. Most seem to think this is the better of his two solo albums, I say buy both, burn them to a single disc and play over and over."
Guitar lovers dream
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 12/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tommy Bolin's solo stuff was a bit of a shock to me upon first listening. I had to listen to the Teaser album a couple times to get a good idea what it was like. While the guitar playing is really really good, the songwriting isn't quite at the same level as that of the James Gang and Deep Purple albums Bolin played on. However, he's pretty good at diversity with reggae, jazzy, country pop, funky instrumentals and pop rock elements mixed in with his famous memorable guitar soloing style. That's what you can expect all throughout the Teaser album. I'm really impressed with the album overall. Worth buying. Might take a few listens to absorb the sound and style for those of you familiar with albums such as Come Taste the Band and the James Gang's Bang album."