Hopscotch
Hopscotch
Special Limited Release! Just for Hopscotch Music Festival 2013!
Three new songs from the upcoming Olympic Ass-Kickin Team plus two songs from each studio album remastered for your listening pleasure. Only 100 copies.
Betty Ford
Girls With Glasses
While I was Hittin’ It
Sunday Dress
Thunderbird
Lost Your Number
Indy 500
Gambled and Lost
Ridin’ Around
$ 6.97
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All That Jazz
All That Jazz
The whole thing!
CD, 180gm Vinyl+download, USB stick and a t-shirt!
$ 60.00
$ 45.00
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More Smooth Jazz and Sweet Sweet Jams
More Smooth Jazz and Sweet Sweet Jams
“I’ve got every sound that makes you glad to be alive,” Terry Anderson declares on “I’m Your Radio.”
Isn’t that what it all comes down to? Isn’t that what we’re all looking for in music?
One thing’s for sure: Few evoke that glad-to-be-alive feeling in this listener as well as Terry Anderson and his Olympic Ass-Kickin’ Team. These North Carolinians remind you why you fell in love with rock-and-roll in the first place. They don’t try to reinvent the music – thank goodness – they just distill it to its glorious essence. And not only do they continue to do that, but you’re holding in your hands the evidence that they are getting even better at it. How many rockers can you say that about?
Terry remains an ingenious lyricist with a hook-happy flair, but in many of these new songs, from “Gambled and Lost” to “I’m Your Radio” and “Not Turning Around,” we also sense a stronger emotional undertow that gives them a deeper pull amid all the usual fun.  As a unit, the OAKTeam – Jack and Dave and Greg accompanying Terry and his drums – has developed into a powerhouse unit. They can rock like ass, as their leader likes to say, but also deftly navigate the sweet but never sticky pop of numbers like “Spend the Night.” And they’ve learned to do it with a growing level of studio craft that never dulls any of the exhilarating, in-your-face immediacy of the tunes.
So there you go. This is music that SHOULD be blasting from radios everywhere. In the meantime, we lucky fans are treated to another blast of the best medicine. As Terry puts it, again in “I’m Your Radio” “I know what you want to hear.” Does he ever.
$ 10.97
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More Smooth Jazz and Sweet Sweet Jams Vinyl
More Smooth Jazz and Sweet Sweet Jams Vinyl
180 gm audiophile with a coupon for 24/88 FLAC files download. + three bonus tracks
$ 20.97
$ 15.97
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More Smooth Jazz and Sweet Sweet Jams
More Smooth Jazz and Sweet Sweet Jams
Custom 2 Gig USB Swing Stick. 24/88 FLAC audio files 11 album tracks + 3 bonus tracks. PDF artwork.
$ 20.00
$ 10.00
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National Champions
National Champions
Terry Anderson plays with Dan Baird and Eric Ambel in the roots-rock supergroup the Yayhoos. But over the last few years with his own first-rate band, the Olympic Ass-Kickin’ Team, the singing and songwriting drummer has been doing the best work of his unsung career. With National Champions, the North Carolinian and his team raise their level of studio craft while delivering another hook-happy blast of fun rock and sweet pop. Anderson presents more ingenious variations on his usual touchstones - Chuck Berry, Rockpile, NRBQ foremost among them. Within that framework, however, are some new turns: "Pow'ful 'Merka" offers pointed commentary about ask-no-questions patriotism, and "Willie Mays" is less a salute to the Say Hey Kid than a slicing and dicing of his godson, Barry Bonds. The hoot-and-a-half "You Had Me at Get Lost" pushes up to and probably past the boundaries of PC ("That restraining order really got me hot"), while "Wrong for That" is a dead-on bedroom-soul parody, complete with recitation, that finds Anderson breaking into a falsetto. It's just one of the many high points, so to speak, on this championship effort.
$ 8.97
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When The OAKTeam Comes To Town
When The OAKTeam Comes To Town
No, not the journalist kidnapped in Lebanon, the late English soccer star, the conservative Canadian politico, or the L.A. radio illegal-immigration obsessive — this Terry Anderson is Raleigh, NC's gift to good ol' ass-kickin' American rock. As raucous as a GBV live LP, but in a black-based ‘50s/‘60s rockin' mode, When the Oakteam Comes to Town catches helacious pub rockers kickin' out all jams. Bringing back Brits Dave Edmunds/Rockpile, Dr. Feelgood, and Eddie & the Hotrods, Connecticut's Reducers, or Mitch Ryder's badass Detroit Wheels, they're recorded on stage, where they belong. "Mr. Bus Driver Man" references Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little 16" as nakedly as the Beach Boys' "Surfin' USA," and that's surely Dr. Hook drinking with Ducks Deluxe on the comical "Killin' Down in Dillon." This is music for Raleigh's Brewery club — or any brewery full of the local suds, sweat, backbeat, humor, and gutbucket rock. Start dancing!
$ 7.97
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Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass Kickin Team
Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass Kickin Team
Known mostly for its tobacco, basketball and barbecue, NORTH Carolina is starting to add to its list quite a resume of great singers. Let’s see..there’s Clay Aiken and Fantasia Barrino, uhhh….James Taylor and uh…. oh forget it…I can’t think of any more. But there is a great little rock and roll band from NORTH Carolina . The singing ain’t much to talk about but the songs are great and damn! they can rock! Led by drummer, songwriter (of such top 40 hits as “Battleship Chains” –Georgia Satellites and “I Love You Period”-Dan Baird) Terry Anderson, The Olympic Ass-Kickin’ Team take pride in their no-slow-song approach to not only taking the stage but attacking it, with hardly a breath from one tune to the next. In the tradition of singing drummers such as Mickey Dolenz, Levon Helm and whoever that guy in Night Ranger was, Terry spits out hilarious rapid-fire lyrics while simultaneously keeping the beat and sometimes even a straight face. Playing with Terry since 1978, (and with hair like an unmade bed!) Jack Cornell’s loping bass parts make this one of the tightest rhythm sections you’ll ever hear and his backup singing adds syrupy sweetness to the melodies. Big Daddy Dave Bartholomew (sometimes seen on guitar, bass or drums with Caitlin Cary, Rob Watson and/or The ViBeKiLLeRS) adds a bed of rock solid guitar much like Keef does for the Stones and with Scotty Miller (former Six String Drag-er) slapping Tele parts just across the stage you’ll break your neck tryin’ to decide which guitar super hero to keep your eyes and ears on. All they need is some fool on the side ticklin’and poundin’ the piano keys, and wouldn’t you know it…Greg Rice (Cartridge Family) has already taken that job and deserves a raise! In a world of lullaby rock and sensitive songwriter dude, a good ‘ol dose of Rock and Roll is needed every once in a while to remind you why the good Lord gave you feet…for dancin’! …and that’s courtesy of NORTH Carolina !
$ 7.97
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