SPV [Release date 23.08.19]
The Dead Daisies have been touring and recording since 2013 when David Lowy put the first line-up of the band together. Now, as the various current members of the band take a year out to concentrate on other musical projects, we have this ten song covers album including three live recordings.
However, many fans of the bands will already have most of what is on here, as for example ‘Midnight Moses’ (Sensational Alex Harvey Band) and ‘Evil’ (Howlin’ Wolf) both appeared on the band’s 2015 album ‘Revolución’. The previously released songs have all been remastered and you do get two previously unreleased live songs – ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ and ‘Highway Star’.
John Corabi’s earthy vocals certainly suits ‘Midnight Moses’ and listening to this, along with the rollicking run through Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Fortunate Son’, I did think he would be ideally suited to a Nazareth cover, say ‘Hair Of The Dog’. Beatles purists may want to avert their ears as they lay waste to ‘Helter Skelter’, although the swapping of guitar for the Hammond parts on the live version of Deep Purple’s ‘Highway Star’ works well.
Hardly an essential purchase for existing Dead Daisies fans and not sure a covers only album would win over new fans, maybe a best of would have been a better idea? Or even recording a host of new covers? Still it keeps the band in the public eye until they decide to record and/or tour again. ***
Review by Jason Ritchie
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