The Dead Daisies – Ramblin’ Man Fair – 23-07-2016

The Dead Daisies are truly a Super-Group, with the current lineup consisting of former Mötley Crüe front-man John Corabi on vocals, Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Dio) and David Lowry (Red Phoenix/Mink) on guitars, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums, of course that doesn’t tell the full story of all of the legendary bands these guys have played with, but we could be here all day discussing that. The band themselves have had somewhat a checkered history to date with regards to the lineup, but the current incarnation appears to be much more solid, and they look and sound great, any band with Doug and Marco present, are going to have amazing visual focal points, along with huge amounts of talent, Corabi’s laid back style balances this so well. The track that broke first in the UK “Lock ‘n’ Load”, is still probably their strongest live track and the crowd are rockin’ all over from the VIP bar to the Grandstand near the sound desk. It was a really good call to have two bands touring together at the moment to open the show. Top of the covers for me was the Creedence track “Fortunate Son” which sounded great, there’s definitely a different vibe about the band now, and they actually seem more like a band than a collective.

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