• Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

The Dead Daisies have returned with Make Some Noise, their latest studio effort. This makes three albums from the band so far. The group was started by David Lowy, but the revolving door lineup has featured some of the biggest names in rock, and some excellent music over the years. Musicians on the latest record include John Corabi (The Scream, Motley Crue), Doug Aldrich (Lion, Whitesnake, Dio), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner, SUN), and Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake).

A new Dead Daisies record is always an event based on the sheer amount of talent combined for the release. That certainly is no exception with Make Some Noise, bringing together some of classic hard rock and metal’s true superstars. The names of these musicians alone likely will have would be fans interested and intrigued by what they will find on this album. As for the content itself, is the music any good? Will this be a record that fans of these artists find themselves wanting to pick up?

I have to be completely honest; prior to this latest album, I had never listened to a Dead Daisies album (despite having been a fan of these musicians in their other acts). That hardly matters, though. Make Some Noise quickly establishes itself as one of the best rock and roll records of 2016. The lineup does not disappoint and offers the listener a product worthy of the artists’ names and reputations.

 

Official press image of the band. The Dead Daisies lineup for Make Some Noise includes a who's who of rock superstars. John Corabi, Brian Tichy, and Doug Aldrich are amongst those along for the ride.
Official press image of the band. The Dead Daisies lineup for Make Some Noise includes a who’s who of rock superstars. John Corabi, Brian Tichy, and Doug Aldrich are amongst those along for the ride.

 

With a nice fusion of modern, gritty rock sounds and retro, classic 70s-flavored hard rock, this record has countless highlights and never lets up at any point in its 12-track duration. Everything flows well together and works as a coherent whole, but the tracks are certainly distinctive enough that the record never feels repetitive or redundant.

Some obvious highlights include the covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” and The Who’s “Join Together.” Both songs are true to the spirit of the originals, but infused with the band’s energy, they are reinvented and certainly do not feel like “paint by numbers” retreads. The underrated-as-hell John Corabi definitely delivers on the vocals, capable of adapting to whatever the material requires. Of course, the relentless Brian Tichy’s drum beats and the lead riffs from Doug Aldrich help all of the material to maintain its appeal and uniqueness.

Part throwback, part modern hard rock experience, Make Some Noise is a fantastic record from The Dead Daisies, giving the listener the best of all worlds. When you see what these guys are up to, you are going to become a believer. Never boring, never repetitive, and always rocking hard thanks to some of the best names in music, Make Some Noise gets this fan’s highest recommendation! Do not pass this one by.

 

 

By Taylor Carlson

Taylor T Carlson Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.” In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests. Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.

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