|SYLMAR TAKES ANOTHER WALK|
by Willard Manus
Robin Sylmar's A WALK
ON THE WILD SIDE (topcatrecords.com) is just what the title promises--a
wild excursion into the Texas blues. Sylmar, who has played backup guitar,
bass and steel drums with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan and James Harmon,
takes center stage on this 15-cut CD, playing and singing with utter abandon.
Not only does he favor blistering riffs, amped-up distortion and openly
sexual lyrics, he loves to have fun too by suddenly working duck calls
or Scottish bagpipes into his numbers.
What kind of guy is Sylmar? As he admits in a footnote, he likes "rock n roll bands, one-night stands, chili dogs & beer, kissin' in the ear, sleeping till 3, color tv, rhythm & blues, spiked heel shoes, chicken & rice, whiskey & ice, long, long limousines, skin magazines, life without pain, a woman that's sane, sleepy Ft. Worth and ducks!"