This third album confirms that the big combo from Barcelona can do whatever they please -- caress you, kick you in the stomach, or both.
The steamroller rhythm section pounds under searing guitars and roaring horns while vocalist Koko claws at their hypnotic gyrations with wild abandon. Breaking The Rule offers high-voltage rhythm-and-soul floor-shakers and lease-breakers ("Everything Is Better Since You've Gone," "Fire," "Hold On Together"), ripping, spear-hurling R&B numbers ("Chicken Pickin'," "Did I Let You Down"), heartbreaking mid-tempo ballads ("Breaking The Rule," "Take It Back"), and a pair of rhythmic postcards: a tribute to the noisy streets of New Orleans ("The Mojo Train") and restless nights in a Havana boarding house ("Four Loves").
Inside this explosive cocktail of sonic chaos, a strange, sweet harmony prevails through each and every groove. And as always, it's all wrapped up, signed, sealed, and delivered with the elegantly filthy production of Mike Mariconda.
|01||The Mojo Train|
|04||Take It Back|
|05||Breaking The Rule|
|06||Everything Is Better Since You've Gone|
|09||Hold On Together|
|10||Did I Let You Down|
|11||Back To Memphis|
|12||I Want More|