CD: Vicious Jimmy’s “Relatively Dangerous”

June 8th, 2012, 12:00 pm by Greg

Vicious Jimmy: Relatively Dangerous

Review by Eric Gleason

Vicious Jimmy’s new album “Relatively Dangerous” drops this week, and if the release party at Red Square in Albany on Saturday night lives up to the promise of this CD, you’re going to be induced to drink mightily, and you’re going to be shakin’ your booty… even if you have no rhythm. This is the kind of music that brings the freak out of the shyest person, and the combination of this music, the booty shaking and an adult beverage or two really does have the potential to be relatively dangerous.

This is old-school funk the way it was meant to be played, with a little bit of straight rock thrown into the groove occasionally. Most of the tracks are guitar-driven, with Tim Fiato’s organ floating through the mix so subtly that you might not always hear it without concentrating, but it fills out the sound so completely that the tracks would sound empty without it. Fiato does get a chance to stretch out, though, and when he does you’d swear that you’re listening to a B-3 master from 40 years ago.

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