27 April 1995

Fat Blues


The Toronto Star

Trickbag go after that fat 'n' luxuriant blues sound with the help of the fabulous Butcher Boys horn section.

The brass was all class, horn and sax Stax-ing, the riffs high as Berry Gordy's eye. Vocalist Donna Panchezak is the stylistic equivalent of say, John Mellencamp; straight up, genuine, no tricky stuff.

She was commanding on Ain't Nobody and Black Rain, while others, like the rollicking set-closer Moose Legs' Boogie, allowed for the band to step out fancy.