Following up their three studio albums, (The Dead Daisies 2013, Revolucion 2015, Make Some Noise 2016) The Dead Daisies are now releasing a live album, Live & Louder on May 19th via Spitfire music. The band has gone through multiple line-up changes in their short run, but the current roster is definitely an all-star group, featuring Brian Tichy on drums (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner), John Corabi on vocals (Motley Crue, The Scream), Marco Mendoza on bass (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) and both David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) and Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) on guitars.
Unlike some live albums, this one was not recorded on one specific night, but over the course of several shows on their UK and European Tour at the end of 2016, then later mixed by Anthony Focx and mastered by Howie Weinberg. If you have never had the opportunity to attend a show by this band, this album is a great indication of how high energy their live show is. It’s pure rock from beginning to end- no ballads here. Sixteen songs make up this album, including several covers- Fortunate Son, Join Together, Helter Skelter, American Band, and Midnight Moses. As for their originals, the vast majority are from their latest release, Make Some Noise, with a handful from their previous two records. Several times throughout the recording, you get an indication of where the band is at on the road- “Are we having fun yet Paris?” “London, let me see those hands!” and “Hamburg, Germany, the second home of The Beatles!” Clearly both the band and the crowds are having a great time, especially during the interactive band member introductions, that make up an entire five minute track on the album.
If you are on the fence about whether to see The Dead Daisies live, Live & Louder will definitely push you over that fence and have you on your way to the box office to pick up your tickets to see this energetic, no frills rock n’ roll band when they come to your town.