Bad Influence | Tastes Like Chicken

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Tastes Like Chicken

by Bad Influence

Original CD from Washington, DC's premier blues bands. Great harmonica and guitar.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Love Dot Com
4:24 $0.99
2. Don't Forget Your Nightclothes
4:53 $0.99
3. She What?
3:45 $0.99
4. Road House
4:36 $0.99
5. B-Flick Man
3:35 $0.99
6. Talkin' To The Wall
5:52 $0.99
7. DC Driver
2:45 $0.99
8. Break Out
3:32 $0.99
9. When I'm With You
6:14 $0.99
10. Run To The Money
2:47 $0.99
11. Cat Fight
2:51 $0.99
12. The Clown
4:23 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
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*** Bad Influence Band - Nominated for Best Blues Band by the Washington Area Music Association for 2004! ***

*** Bad Influence Band - Featuring Epiphone endorsed guitarist Michael Tash and Hohner endorsed harp player Roger Edsall ***

*** Bad Influence Band - Nominated for 3 Washington Area Music Association awards for 2003! ***

*** Winner of the 2001 Washington Area Music Association award for best blues recording ***

** Picked as 1 of the 20 best area releases of 2001 by the Washington Post **

Bad Influence has been rocking houses in the Maryland/Virginia/DC area since its humble beginnings back in 1988. Since then, we have been playing for growing crowds of blues lovers in clubs and at festivals up and down the East Coast and are continuing to pick up speed!

The band provides a sound fat enough to do justice to blues and swing classics ranging from Louis Jordan to B.B. King to Stevie Ray Vaughan. We play a mixture of Swing and Chicago style music, sure to give everyone in the room a true taste of the blues. Bad Influence features Bob Mallardi on bass and vocals, Roger Edsall on harp and vocals, D'Addario and Vintique endorsed artist, Michael "Jr" Tash on guitar and vocals, Jay Corder on Sax, and David "Buck" Thaler on the drums.

This almost all original CD features the band with special guests Pete Kanaras from the Nighthawks helping us out on guitar, Mary Shaver, Janine Wilson & Cindy Cain on vocals, & Jay Monterose on slide guitar. Check it out!

Here are some reviews:

"Like a lot of blues bands around the country sustained by a regional following, Bad Influence can get along merely by saluting its precursors. But the local band's latest release offers something more ambitious -- a solid collection of original material spiced with humor and soul. These new tunes are what make "Tastes Like Chicken" such appetizing stuff." - Mike Joyce, The Washington Post, December 2001.

"The recording is good and holds up musically to the better blue wave bunch of bands like Little Charlie & the Nitecats or Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. This is a solid recording that does not wear out its welcome with repeated listening." - Ron Weinstock, DC Blues Society April 2002

Strong contemporary blues make up Tastes Like Chicken (Badblues 8021), from the Washington, DC outfit Bad Influence. The writing is good - harpist Roger Edsall manages to find new wrinkles in the overdone "Love Dot Com" blues theme, and guitarist Jr. Tash's snapshot of a sour relationship in "Talking to the Wall" is unusually in-depth and affecting. The band's finesse and flair are highlighted in backscratchin' grooves ("Don't Forget Your Nightclothes," boosted by guest guitarist Pete Kanaras' courtesy-of-Earl-Hooker wah slide guitar solo), too-cool shuffles ("Road House"), and chromatic harp workouts ("Cat Fight"). - Blues Revue Magazine, June/July 2002

"They've taken their blues lessons well. The songs and production knock me out!" - Wayne Kahn, Right on Rhythm Records.

"No Bad Influences here! This band is tight in the groove, swingin' blues at it's best. Tastes like Chicken tastes more like fine blues, these guys have come home to roost with this release!" - Geoff Pegler, BluesBeat 3HOTFM, Victor Harbor S.A. Australia.

"Tastes Like Chicken is a real team effort from the Bad Influence Band. The CD liner notes indicate that each band member participated in writing one or more songs. Eleven of the twelve tracks are original songs that tell the typical blues stories of the "ups and downs" of life in the fast paced, computerized world of today. What I like about this CD is that it is all blues music with a contemporary twist. You can play this CD in your car and never want to stop driving" - Will Wilshire, Natchel' Blues Network, Norfolk, VA



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Kenneth D. Baratko, Cleveland Swing Club

The beats are very danceable
This is a very good album for dancing West Coast Swing. If you've never danced Swing, then this is the album to start with and swing with.

Peter Phillips - Swing Jive Dj, England

Great modern blues sound without overkill on electric guitar. Good muscians play
Hi I'm pPeter I am a DJ and teacher on the modern jive circuit in England, I purchased both cd's from cd baby and I am really immpressed with the band. Tastes like chicken is a real gem with tracks like Love DOT Com & She WHAT really working on the dance floors over here.
The progression from the first CD (best track easy baby) to chicken is really noticable, I look forward to the third one which, if it follows the trend, will be a real smooth floor killer.
Thanks guys, I dont know what the circuit is like over there but based on what I have heard the award is well deserved

Bob S.

Fun music to play LOUD!
Tried this one based on other poeples reviews-they were right. Music is fun and is great for cruising. Good writing and excellent music!

Howard L.

Tremednous CD - these guys are great. Superstardom is in their future.
Tremendous CD - great original work, addicting rhythm, creative lyrics, solid performance.

Walter Wells

One of the best blues groups around!
This band is a real treat for the ear and the spirit! Fine musicians all, they understand that you do not need to beat the listener's ears to a pulp to make your point. A wry wit is also part and parcel of their trade and it shows to great effect in "D.C. Driver". (Having lived in DC, I know the feelings!) This is creative music-making at its best.

bob Elliott

Taste Like Chicken
This CD is awesome! Ever hear a CD and it's so good you can't place which one of your favorite artists it is? Well this is it, except it is Bad Influence and the original songs are as well written as anybody out there. Check out Roger Edsall's Love.Com or Jr. Tash's work and then consider that three of them sing, including Bob Mallardi on bass. It's like hitting the Tri-Fecto. Be forewarned, because you'll end up buying their other CD.