September 06, 2011

Tom Fuller Band: Ask

Tom Fuller has ditched the headband that was very much at large when he released his previous album Abstract Man. The Chicago musician still peddles middle-of-the-road poppy AOR songs, but at least they sound better than before - that's what you get when you are playing with part of Paul McCartney's backup band.

Ask shows some signs of branching out to new musical territories, not as much in the straight suburban friendly rock of the lead single Lovers and the title track, but a song like Doin' Nothin' has some very welcome irony ad Merci Beacoup is served with a nice rumbling guitar sound. Fuller's vocals sound a little more road worn and he lets rip (well, a bit) during Morphine Maureen.

Tom Fuller Band: Ask

Ask is released on Red Cap Records.

  1. Lovers
  2. Ask
  3. Doin' Nothin'
  4. Take Me Away
  5. Anthem Man
  6. Hellfire Angel
  7. Merci Beaucoup
  8. Keepin' Time
  9. Morphine Maureen
  10. Hot Air Balloon
  11. The Best Of Me
  12. Garden Dreaming Days
Live dates:
  • 09/18 Reggie's, Chicago, IL
  • 10/15 The Sweet Sounds Music Festival (w/ Foghat, Strikeforce, and The Air On Everest), St. Louis, MO
  • 10/23 Elbo Room, Chicago, IL


HCTF review of Abtstract Man.

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