Dex Romweber is back with his latest solo album Good Thing Going that continues The Flat Duo Jets legends exploration of the dark corners of Rock & Roll. He also performed with his sister Sara in the Dex Romweber Duo, he prefers to play his guitar like Richard Lloyd does with no effects pedals.
The album opens with the title tune that is somewhere between The Sam Chase And the Unintentional and Angry Johnny & The Killbillies, it has some good brass and gospel tinged backing vocals as Dex tells us how this relationship has fallen apart.
If You Love Me sounds like a 50's soda shop pop croon for the one that might have got away, but you're sure they will do everything you want them too, if you can get the guitars to sound just like this.
Going Down is a bruised blues howl very much in the Phil Gammage style of slightly modernized classic blues.
Coming Home is shuffling blues Rock & Roll for Dex's very own homecoming queen, as he avoids all temptations that might come his way, he's going home to his baby.
Andrieux Boogie is a piano boogie that has a little bit of a Slim Gaillard feel to it, with some cool glockenspiel on this instrumental.
For All We Know has an almost Professor Longhair style piano piece that Dex sings over like He wants to sing a duet with Tav Falco down in that Sugarditch.
Shape Of Things To Come takes this old classic adding grainy vocals, surfside guitar with a gentle beat to help it stand out, in a vastly different way, to the version by Slade I reviewed earlier this year.
Twine Time is obviously aimed at all of Dex's friends in the gardening community, as the horns accentuate everything the guitar is doing.
Tell Laura I Love Her is taken nice an slow, as this sad tale unfolds with far less saccharine than the Ricky Valence hit version.
Saturday Morning is a jaunty western tune for a guy who's in need of his bed to sleep all his carousing off, so he can do it all again.
Sally is a heartfelt apology, with some odd guitar effects to accentuate this tribute to dear old Sally.
The album closes with I Found My Love as Dex tries to sing as well as Clyde McPhatter on this sentimental old love song, as Dex croons above the brass and gentle guitar as hopefully his love accepts him they live happily ever after.
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