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If Foghat is a dirty word to you, stop reading. If, however, you get misty-eyed remembering those lost legions of guitar-stoked, blue-collar metallic boogie bands from the ’70s — think Deep Purple, Hydra, Humble Pie — we have just the album for you. On the new SOPHISTICATED MOUTH (Tee Pee), BAD WIZARD (the name’s a bastardization of ”Budweiser”) serve up the sort of joyously lowbrow rock snooty critics would like you to forget ever existed. It’s the sound that fueled thousands of suburban weekend brew-and-bong bashes: guitars hammering out meaty riffs over a hyperactive rhythm section, while a crazed singer shouts indecipherably about God-knows-what (although titles like ”Soft, Warm and Wet” and ”Black Cherry” provide a clue). For added authenticity, Bad Wizard even cover a Uriah Heep song. Aw, rawk on with your bad selves! — Tom Sinclair
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