By RUBEN MOSQUEDA // On their new album 'Make Some Noise' The Dead Daisies moved toward a stripped down, riff oriented. classic rock vibe. Which is sure to please fans and attract some new ones.
It was about a year ago that The Dead Daisies released their last effort ‘Revolución ’ which introduced their new singer John Corabi [The Scream, Motley Crue]. The band toured extensively behind the record and took a short break before quickly going into the studio and working on a new record. Prior to the writing of the latest record keyboardist Dizzy Reed and guitarist Richard Fortus departed to take part in the Guns n’ Roses ‘reunion.’ Enter guitarist Doug Aldrich [Whitesnake, Dio, House of Lords, Burning Rain] who made a seamless transition into the band.
On ‘Make Some Noise’ The Dead Daisies have moved away from the use of keyboards and have gone for a stripped down, riff oriented, classic rock vibe. The Dead Daisies is the creation of rhythm guitarist David Lowy which since its inception in 2012 has featured a revolving door of well known skilled musicians. It’s not until now that the band sounds like a cohesive unit. Joining [John] Corabi, [David] Lowy, and [Doug] Aldrich are; drummer Brian Tichy [Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner] and bassist Marco Mendoza [Whitesnake, Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent].
As with previous recordings the band has included a couple of covers. This time around they tackle The Who’s “Join Together” which is respectable but their incredible rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” is a barnburner and destroys everything in it’s path. The song has a line that says “It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son.” Which is amusing considering The Dead Daisies are bankrolled by [David] Lowy who’s quite wealthy himself.
I digress, ‘Make Some Noise’ is chock full of glorious, melodic, riff oriented tracks like; “We All Fall Down,” "Long Way To Go," the nod to classic Aerosmith “Last Time I saw The Sun,” the punchy and anthemic “Make Some Noise.” You can’t go wrong with ‘Make Some Noise.’ Their second outing with Corabi at the helm; resulted in better songs that are genuine and get you excited about rock ‘n’ roll again.