What's the Word
The Texan quartet’s European breakthrough album was released in 1981. It was recorded at Sumet-Burnet Sound Studios in Dallas, with Denny Bruce producing and featured new drummer Fran Christina, replacing Mike Buck.
Highlights include ‘You Ain’t Nothin’ But Fine’ (released as a single and covered by Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe’s Rockpile); Jimmie Vaughan’s theme tune ‘Extra Jimmies’; and Guitar Junior’s ‘The Crawl’, another single alongside ‘Sugar Coated Love’. Bonus tracks include non-album B-side ‘Los Fabulosos Thunderbirds’ and cuts from a performance at the Bottom Line in home-town Austin including Eddie Taylor’s ‘Bad Boy’ - a song not on any other T-Birds album.
Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes written by respected ‘Record Collector’/ ‘Guitar & Bass’ journalist Michael Heatley.
Expertly remastered by Jon Astley (who has worked on recordings by the Who, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison and many others).