From page 77 of Classic Rock Magazine March 2011
Strange Pleasure/ Out There SUPERBIRD
Stevie Ray’s big brother was pretty good, too.
Having left the Fabulous Thunderbirds, whose fun R&B never hit full potential, Texan guitar-slinger Jimmie Vaughan embarked on a solo career after the death of Stevie Ray. Strange Pleasure retained the family style, and includes a tribute to SRV in Six Strings Down , although it’s arguable that everything he did was blood tied. Very much a roots and roadhouse guy, Vaughan could still fly pretty on Flamenco Dancer and crank it heavy on Just Like Putty , while a choice set of sidemen, Dr John, George Rains, Nile Rodgers, and Lyle Lovett’s gospel/country choir pals lent polish.
Out There may even be the better bet, thanks to the sophisticated arrangements on Like A King and the swampy soul of Astral Projection Blues . Out of fashion when released in the 90s, these songs will get a more sympathetic ear today.