I'm not fooling when I tell you that The Foolsain't foolin'. Sure, the name might come off as dismissive, but these fools positively rocked my ass Thursday night at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, where more heat was coming off of Mickey Ames' guitar than from the smoker out back. This long-haired cat is in the Rochester electric church; the local pantheon of guitarists like Dave Riccione, Steve Grills, Greg Townson, Bill Rebis, Todd Krasz, Gordon Munding, Steve Green, Brian Mason, Bobby Henry, Kurt Johnson, etc., who nightly drag Rochester rock 'n' roll fans across their laps and spank 'em.
The Fools rock and wail with a Bay-area boogie reminiscent of a time when starships were still airplanes, and the blues were something you had for real. Singer Mary Ellen Hayden sings with serious balls through serious pipes not unlike the late Miss Joplin. The band was funky and rocking and an overall blast. Dig it as soon as you can, fool.