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Soul River Dogs – Soul River Dogs Review

Released By : Self-Released

Genre : Heavy Southern Rock

Links : http://www.soulriverdogs.com/

 

Lineup:

Bobby

Brad

Darren

Mike

 

Tracklist:

01. Crazy

02. Hell No!

03. Karma

04. All I Wanna Do

05. Keep Rockin’

06. Jesu$ Money

07. Never Change My Ways

08. Nothingman

09. Roses For The Dead

10. The Junk (All Funked Up)

 

In the midst of progressive based rock and metal releases, and other more serious entities, it’s always nice to run into the occasional band that will give you a no-frills, straight-up, unpretentious record. This self-titled, self-released debut from Canadian Southern Rockers SOUL RIVER DOGS is about as no-frills as it gets and the record is all the better for it.

SOUL RIVER DOGS display a more streamlined version of the typical Southern Rock formula by holding on to its influence throughout the disc, but never fully succumbing to it either. There’s much more here that’s in common with your straightforward 3 chord bar rock music than anything else, but there’s also a slight modern flair that gives a few of the songs a bit of a FM radio flair too. The drawback with a release like this though is the entire track-list sort of gels into one big lot of noise, with not really any colour to break things up, but hey, if you’re going to use it as a driving record, or a party disc then that is actually a good thing anyway. If though, you like to sit and listen to your music alone through some good headphones then you may tire of the formula around the half-way point.

Well, when an album is as simple at this one, there’s not really much more that needs to be said. Simply put, if you want a mindless rockin’ good-time, then SOUL RIVER DOGS have got ya covered, if however you demand a little more out of your music than verse-chorus-verse, maybe skip this one out.

Written By ZeeZee

Rating : 7/10

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