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Label: Caroline / Universal

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Rating: 10/10

Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur


Classic rock is far from dead – and The upcoming EP from The Dead Daisies are proof of that.  Kicking off with a killer riff and great keyboards from Dizzy Reed, the title track grabs you and doesn’t let go.  The guitars from David Lowy and Richard Fortus are full and compliment the vocals of Jon Stevens.  The song should go over huge live, with its anthemic chorus and solid rock vibe.  “Angel In Your Eyes” is a little heavier track that gives Marco Mendoza a place to stamp his bass sound on the disc.  Drummer Brian Tichy adds his rhythm to the track and gives it a great groove for the rest of the players.  “Your Karma” opens up with a killer scream and some exciting keyboard playing.  The rest of the band kicks in and the song takes off from there.  This track takes all the fun and excitement from the two previous tracks and wraps it into a cool 3-1/2 minute package that will rock you from start to finish.  Covering The Beatles “Helter Skelter” is a tall order, but The Dead Daisies deliver.  From the lead vocals and guitars, to the heavy rhythm section, and the keyboards and layered background vocals, this is less of a cover and more of a reimagining of the track, with a heavier classic rock twist than the original had.  I cannot wait to hear what these guys launch on the public after their upcoming tour – catch them all summer long.

With Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd:

July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater

July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

With KISS & Def Leppard:

Aug 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall

Aug 03 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

Aug 05 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Aug 06 – Wantaugh, NY – Jones Beach

Aug 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach

Aug 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn

Aug 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre

Aug 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr

Aug 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Aug 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

Aug 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena

Aug 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

Aug 23 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

Aug 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

Aug 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

Aug 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp

Aug 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

Aug 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Category: CD Reviews

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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