Friday, May 19, 2017

CD REVIEW: LIVE & LOUDER by The Dead Daisies

LIVE & LOUDER by The Dead Daisies
(Steamhammer Records)

The sheer gusto with which The Dead Daisies deliver live is captured perfectly on their highly anticipated live album, 'Live & Louder'. Mixed by Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Bad Company, Metallica, Santana) at Focx Hole Studios and mastered by Howie Weinberg. Recorded live at the end of an unbelievable 2016 UK & European Tour. Capturing live performances off the band's three studio releases, so like Kiss, Frampton before them this live recording was definitely in order and what a live recording is!  The band sound amazing! John Corabi's vocals sound better than ever. The rock solid rhythm section of bassist Marco Mendoza and drummer Brian Tichy are like hand in glove. While the dual guitar attack of Doug Aldrich and David Lowy pack one hell of a punch! Opening with a triple assault of, "Long Way To Go", "Mexico" and "Make Some Noise" your ears are assaulted by some thundering rock loaded with electrifying guitar, courtesy of Doug Aldrich and David Lowy. Other highlights included, a rocking take on the CCR's  (Clearance Clearwater Revival) "Fortunate Son", from the band's debut, "Lock N' Loaded", "Something I Said" from their 'Revolucion' album. "With You And I" from 'Make Some Noise'. The band close things out in rocking fashion with three covers, "Helter Skelter" (The Beatles), "American Band" (Grand Funk Railroad) and "Midnight Moses" (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band).  'Live & Louder' definitely captures The Dead Daisies in their element and at their best!
All in all a superb live album, that the captures the vibe of live recordings of the 70's. The only way to appreciate this monster of a live album is to play it LOUD and get out your air guitar because you will need it.
 Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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