Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: December 10, 2013 06:36PM

It had been a while since I listened to this band. The debut CD has been on heavy rotation for the last 10 days, and it is getting better and better. How these guys never made it big is beyond comprehension. Maybe their choruses were not catchy enough? This has to be one of the greatest debut album ever!

Being a drummer fanatic, the fact the Mike Baird (one of the most successful overall studio drummer of the 80's, better known to rock fans for his work with Journey, Eddie Money and Rick Springfield) is pounding the skin is a big plus. His work throughout is absolutely superb, and he really added a lot of personality to the songs.

I am not a huge fan of Vivian Campbell, but there are three albums he recorded I can listen to all day: the first two Dio and this one. His playing at time is astonishingly brilliant and inventive.

Rob Lamothe is a great lyricist, and his vocals on this album are perfect.

Riverdogs were really unique and original. Probably a bit too "intellectual" and not catchy enough for the masses though. But if
one listens to jewels like "Water From The Moon" or "I Believe", one can only wonder how come this did not sell millions of copies.

I like the other albums a lot, including the one on MRR, but the first one had this extra thing.

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Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS450 Laurent 12/10/2013 06:36PM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 221 Wardy 12/10/2013 06:49PM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 227 JIMMY AGATES 12/10/2013 07:11PM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 264 Andrew 12/10/2013 07:11PM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 167 rattman 12/10/2013 10:10PM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 150 Laurent 12/10/2013 11:32PM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 131 matt 12/11/2013 01:30AM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 90 Laurent 12/11/2013 08:03PM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 49 Terry K. 12/13/2013 06:29AM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 40 Jazzepat 12/13/2013 09:36PM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 126 cincyjohn 12/11/2013 12:39AM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 136 Scott 12/11/2013 01:46AM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 118 Troy 12/11/2013 07:17AM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 52 Terry K. 12/13/2013 06:31AM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 48 Troy 12/13/2013 07:09AM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 42 Lynchomaniac 12/14/2013 11:02AM
Re: Blast from the past - RIVERDOGS 36 Terry K. 12/15/2013 07:08AM


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