- What's the Word

What's the Word

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).


01. Runnin’ Shoes
02. You Ain’t Nothin But Fine
03. Low-Down Woman
04. Extra Jimmies
05. Sugar Coated Love
06. Last Call For Alcohol
07. The Crawl
08. Jumpin’ Bad
09. Learn To Treat Me Right
10. I’m A Good Man (If You Give Me A Chance)
11. Dirty Work
12. That’s Enough Of That Stuff

Originally released as (US) Chrysalis CHR 1287, p.1980

Bonus Tracks
13. Introduction of band by C-Boy, Bottom Line, Austin
14. Bad Boy (Live)
15. Scratch My Back (Live)
16. Los Fabulosos Thunderbirds
17. The Crawl (Live)

Track 13-15 & 17 originally released on the album ‘Different Tacos’ (USA) CTM-1006, Country Town Music, p.1996. Track 16 originally released on the album ‘Tacos Deluxe’ (US) Benchmark Recordings, 8006-2, p.2003.

Release Information

  • Catalogue Number: REPUK 1195
  • Format: CD (Digipak)

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