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Blues Rooting: Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs

Don Snowden, Boston Phoenix, The, 16 October 1987

THERE WAS A time (1980-81) when Top Jimmy (not just a figment of the Van Halen imagination on 1984) & the Rhythm Pigs (not the current hardcore crew from Texas) were the best live band in Los Angeles. That was the creative prime time of LA-scene standard bearers like X and the Blasters – yet Jimmy & the Pigs generated enough visceral excitement to leave their mark.

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