|All Artists: Tommy Conwell|
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644418620, 074644418644
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J. C. | Phila, PA area | 07/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers help put Philly in limelight along w/Robert Hazard & the Hooters. He continues to be Philly force on WYSP as a DJ. He plays some great music, I miss hearing him. A rock blues sound that is reminiscent of old but unique too. The group is no longer together but Tommy performs as Tommy Conwell & the Little Kings, more blues sound. You won't be dissappointed."
I first saw the Young Rumblers at University of Delaware in
H. J. Spivack | North Woodmere, NY USA | 10/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"1984 (roughly). They were remarkable. They were part of a Battle of the Bands show and they stood out from every other balls-in-front-band that night. Then less than a week later, I saw Tommy and Co tear up the State Theater for a Rocky Horror Picture Show anniversary. I think Tommy dragged a lot of girls kicking and screaming into puberty that night. The writing was always just fair but that didn't matter. The net effect was awesome, spellbinding.
I don't know what happened. That band, so full of promise, so much piss'n'vinegar seems to have failed somehow. They were great, all that promise. What the heck happened?
Tommy, if you're reading this...my suggestion to you is to issue a LIVE cd. Your strength was always in your performance so use that. Enough with the studio doctoring on your CDs. Get back to essence, man!"
80s Philly blues bar band heaven
Doctor CD | 10/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was in one of those 80s Philly blues bar band moods (who doesn't get into that mood every now and then?), so I popped in some Tommy Conwell. This exceptional guitarist was an underrated figure in the 80s, but managed to capture at least 5 minutes of fame with the rock hit "I'm Not Your Man" in 1988. The album from which it came, "Rumble" stalled at 103 on the charts, but should have done much better. There are more than a handful of good singles on "Rumble," which has a consistent sound throughout. In the days of vinyl, this would be referred to as a "side 1" album because the first half of the songs are the best of the bunch.
iPOD-worthy: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10
On a side note, reading about what this "former" rock star is up to now was interesting: "My son still thinks that I'm a rock star," Tommy laughs. "I play the carnival at his school every year."
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