The title track "Full
Throttle" will be very familiar to long time fans of Idlewilde. The
song evokes the band's spirit of living on the edge, working hard,
playing harder. The music is hard edged Southern Rock with a Texas biker
bar boogie that just won't stop.
"The Big Hurt"
is a classic Chicago-style blues story of the pain of your woman leaving
you. It features Phil Spillane's fiery harp lines with Jon Gould's take
no prisoner's lead guitar playing.
"No 'F' in
Chocolate" is a blues instrumental in the style of James Cotton.
Sweet and tasty, you'll like it!
Ward '8' starts out with a
neurotic and fiery guitar riff, and gets more out of control from there
on! Join Phil on a journey to the center of his mind. Denny Hartzell's
Hammond B3 rocks this one!
"Same Old Game"
is another blues song, lamenting tortured love gone bad. Phil takes aim
with his Stratocaster on this one, and it hits the mark.
Take a drive across the
Golden Gate bridge in a '69 GTO with a blond beauty in the co-pilot's
seat on a summer day, and you get the idea of "Fast Car, 69".
The refrain is bouncy and addictive, infused with a surf tone and a
tequila drenched attitude. You'll want to drive this one all night!
Written originally for a
Halloween party (an "adult" party, we should add), "Carpe
Cranium" delves into a seduction by creatures of the night. Denny
(the Doctor of Death) rocks the Hammond again, and adds some Jazz
Saxophone for good measure!
"Still a Long Way to
Go" is a great driving song, with an edgy guitar driven vibe, and
an off the hook guitar solo. Some hints of Grateful Dead in this one.
Let 'er rip!
returns to the bands roots, with hints of the early Allman Brothers and
Santana, and some great vocal harmonies from Dale and Ryan.