Former Fair Warning vocalist Tommy Heart is back with his new band on album number two. Their debut was a bluesy slice of European hard rock. Great production and some good songs, albeit in a bluesier direction than that of Fair Warning. This album is a little bit more melodic, better and most of all catchier than their debut.
Although there was no Fabulous Thunderbirds album by the name of Girls Go Wild prior to this 2000 release, this is actually a repackaged version of their self-titled 1979 debut. It has all of the songs from The Fabulous Thunderbirds, in the same sequence, but adds three bonus tracks, as well as liner notes by producer Denny Bruce. Why the title change? Well, because the lettering "Girls Go Wild" was so prominent on the cover, it became unofficially known as their "Girls Go Wild" album, and for this reissue, the title change is official. At any rate, it's still the group at their early bluesy best. No hard info about the bonus cuts though, except that all three, oddly, were recorded after drummer Fran Christina (who did not play on the debut album) joined. One of those bonus songs, "Things I Forgot to Do," is an outtake from the band's third album, Butt Rockin', and features members of Roomful of Blues.