Title: Lost TreasureLabel: Escape Music
been some time coming, but now the sophomore album form L.A.
Rockers Salty Dog is here. The band of Jimmi Bleacher,
Scott Lane, Michael Hannon and Khurt Maier released their
debut album ‘Every Dog Has Its Day’ back in 1990, but
sadly the band were one of the many to suffer at the hands
of the Grunge era. However now the name of Salty Dog
are back with their aptly titled new opus ‘Lost
this album the line-up consists of Darrel Beach on vocals
and Pete Reveen on guitars, joined original members Maier
and Hannon, and what a combination they make! Bringing
the Salty Dog name back with a bang.
album has that gritty bluesy feel of the debut as the band
have said .. “the
songs on this album should have been released many moons
... “The music
is bad-ass and has lots of attitude”.
album kicks off with this ‘Damned if I Do’ and instantly
you're swept back to the riff filled kick-ass blues filled
hard rock that the debut was crammed packed with.
Beach has that harsh vocal style that carries that Salty Dog
sound that made them stand out from the crowd back in the
album continues with the rip snorting rocker ‘I Need
More’, another kick-ass rocker with more groove than should
be legal, before
the aptly titled ‘Walk Softly’, featuring a more gentle refrain, but
still with loads of those swanky blues vibes.
back to the raw hard rocking with ‘Open Sezme’, a real
Aladdin’s cave of grooved filled rock treasures, then its
all change once more with the humble melodic tones of 'Mission on a Hill', where Beach shows off his gentle side.
blues comes thick and fast with the Hard Southern stylings
of 'All That Glitters’, before switching gear with the
almost funky feel of ‘Woman Scorned’.
picks up the banjo for the swamp rocker ‘Honeysuckle
Wind’, before the hard rock comes back with a vengeance with
'Didju' and the blues filled rocker ‘Old Fashioned Love’.
The album closes in style with the excellent ballad ‘When Fools Rush In’. Another great blues filled rock to wrap up an album well worth the wait. Another gem of a release from Escape Music.
Review by: Barry McMinn
If I Do
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