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Album Review: The Dead Daisies - The Dead Daisies

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 1:05 AM

The Dead Daisies – The Dead Daisies

Written by Dave Smiles

WHO – The Dead Daisies formed by Jon Stevens (Noiseworks) and David Lowy (Mink). The pair soon enlisted Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed from Guns N Roses), Charley Drayton from The Cult and Darryl Jones of The Rolling Stones.

Previous members have included Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Frank Ferrer (Guns N Roses), Alex Caraoetis (Nine Inch Nails).

WHAT – They’re a musical super-group playing songs in the realm of classic hard rock, pub rock with a lot of life and soul in their songs, to which everyone can relate to. Their songs contain punchy riffs It’s Gonna Take Time, Miles in Front of Me, Tomorrow, bluesy solos Washington, Can’t Fight This Feeling, toe tappers and sing-alongs Yeah Yeah Yeah, Writing on the Wall, Bible Row, Talk To Me and laid back songs Lock ‘N’ Load, Yesterday, Man Overboard. Lyric wise, these songs are about life – good times and hard – for those who, like the musicians, have lived both. If you’re a fan of any of these musicians you’re bound to like this band.

WHEN – The band formed in 2012.Their first single, Lock 'N' Load features Slash. (An interesting collaboration considering a current member of the new Guns N Roses is part of the band) With an EP, Man Overboard, already to their name the release of their first full length album continues to show The Dead Daisies may just be what’s needed to fill what’s been missing in rock n roll for a long time.

The band has supported ZZ Top, Aerosmith and Jimmy Barnes to much acclaim.

WHERE – A band from multi continents, with members from Australia, New Zealand, America and England, they’re quickly building a name for themselves amongst fans and critics around the world. It’s one of those band names you’ll notice in support slots and in rock magazines. Embrace your curiosity and give them a listen.

WHY – Because after a half century of rock n roll, kids still keep coming back to the classic bands. You can reinvent the wheel all you like but, from The Beatles and The Stones to Aerosmith and Guns N Roses, it’s the spirit of classic rock that keeps rolling.


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