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The Dead Daisies – Make Some Noise Review


Released by: Spitfire Music / SPV

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Hard Rock



Line Up:

Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio),

John Corabi (Mötley Crüe/The Scream),

Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake),

Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol),

David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink)


Track Listing

Long Way To Go
We All Fall Down
Song And A Prayer
Make Some Noise
Fortunate Son
Last Time I Saw The Sun
Mine All Mine
How Does It Feel
All The Same
Join Together


It’s a sultry hot summer night in Hollywood, the air is thick with Eternity perfume, the rock chick’s scent of choice in LA in the July of 1990.  Making my way to the front of The Palace’s crowd I watch in awe as the blonde guitar god brings Reign Of Love screaming down upon us with the Hurricane groove….little did I know that 26 years later I would be interviewing that same guitar hero in the Kent countryside ….

Doug Aldrich (who I saw light up the stage in Hollywood) is now a fully-fledged member of The Dead Daisies, who I was lucky enough to interview at The Ramblin Man Fair this summer.  Along with Marco Mendoza (and a brief interlude with the vibrant John Corabi!), I had a great chat with Doug, and this interview will be live soon on

But back to the new album by this rock tour de force of established musicians, ‘Make Some Noise’.  The Daisies made a very determined choice to select upbeat, full rocking tracks for their new album and this is obvious with their opener ‘Long Way to Go’ ….a super nice driving guitar riff blends into a superb drum beat and is present from the beginning through to the end of this classic good time rock song.  ‘We All Fall Down’ is a stonking tune which reminds me of the most recent Crue offerings circa 2009, whilst ‘Song and a Prayer’ is the perfect canvas for the excellent chorus that the Dead Daisies are so good at painting.

The title track of what is turning out to be an epic and jolly good show of an album, ‘Make Some Noise’ stomps in from the beginning with a fist punching anthem-friendly frenzy of rock fun.  Think ‘We Will Rock You’ with cheeky wailing guitar bringing it all together for an up-beat sing-a-long offering of joyous proportions… “MAKE SOME NOISE & MAKE IT LOUDER” … Well I don’t mind if I do!

‘Fortunate Son’… I was nervous about, as the original is one of my all-time favourite tracks (I’m not the only one it seems, you can see footage of Doug Aldrich dancing around to their version on the Daisies Facebook page).  But I needn’t have worried … the guys popped this old daisy into the ground and watered it with a good dose of old fashioned rock n roll, making it bloom into an even more groovy and heavier version of this classic…nice!

Shake that tambourine boys, and make us feel like we are riding sleekly on our Harleys to that spit and sawdust rock bar for our whisky, why don’t you?  They do this and more with ‘Last Time I Saw the Sun’.  ‘Mine All Mine’ and ‘How Does It Feel’ … are probably 3 hours in at the said biker establishment, after many of Jack Daniels finest have slid down your neck,and you are now doing your best Coyote Ugly on the bar!

The Daisies know how to bring all their years of expertise and feel for a great classic rock sound and combine it with the modern era, bringing it together for an enjoyable and upbeat, good time force to be reckoned with.  Exceptional in the studio and outstanding live…..these guys are working hard to offer the hand of fantastic rock and groove friendship to all music lovers out there … and yes you should grab it !!!


Review: Francijn Suermondt

Score:  10/10


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