Terry Anderson

The Olympic Ass-Kickin Team

Terry Anderson and The Olympic Ass-Kickin Team

Mention great live rock and roll bands, and the conversation usually flows towards the usual suspects: Rolling Stones, Faces, Rockpile, and NRBQ. But the REAL best live rock and roll band in the world at this moment in time just might be Terry Anderson and the OAK (Olympic Ass-Kickin') team. Case in point: you get ace singer-songwriter-drummer TA himself, author of such classics as the Georgia Satellites' "Battleship Chains", Dan Baird's "I Love You Period", and his own "Fat Lady In the Stands", "College Girls", "Man That Rocks", and "Yesterday Clyde Virginia". How can you not like a guy who combines a little Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Nick Lowe, shakes it up in a bag and throws in a little John Prine pathos to boot. Best damn songwriter in America. There. I've said it. Prove me wrong. Then throw in the OAKTeam: Dave Bartholomew weaving blistering guitar. Longtime TA-mate Jack Cornell on the bass and vocals and ace keyboardist Greg Rice round out the squad. It's like seeing the Who at the Marquee, the Beatles at the Cavern, or the Ramones at CBGB's. These boys bring new meaning to my favorite phrase, "rock like a mofo"! Miss them at your own risk!

–John Holcomb, Amplifier Magazine

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