The Whisky A GoGo | West Hollywood, California | September 15th, 2016

Photos and Article by Kimberly Annette

Pure unadulterated Rock ‘n’ Roll is not dead. In fact, there is proof, and it was found on the Sunset Strip at the Whisky A Go-Go, Thursday night when The Dead Daisies took the stage and played a phenomenal hour and forty-five minutes blazing like a raging inferno.

The powerhouse of talent The Dead Daisies is packing in its current lineup with Doug Aldrich, John Corabi, Brian Tichy, Marco Mendoza and founding member David Lowy by itself would be worth the show but these guys have that special kind of sync with each other that breeds passion and creates a connection.

The classic 70’s vibe emanating from the stage transported the venue back in time to when the Whisky was new, and the music was real, organic and melodic with serious, driven guitar and pounding drums, naturally long hair, tight leather pants and open shirts. Back before the hair and Aquanet took over the stage. Can you dig it?

Opening the night with “Midnight Moses” off the 2015 release Revolución everything was indeed comin’ up roses. Front man John Corabi and bassist Marco Mendoza raised the temperature of the venue as they jumped into total crowd domination demanding everyone “Make Some Noise” the title track from their recent release. When they broke out their remake of “Join Together” which is included on the latest release Make Some Noise, the already elevated crowd hit new heights.

Midway through the colossal set Brian Tichy lit fire to his drum kit showcasing his prodigious talents. The show just wouldn’t have been complete without the pounding rhythms of a Tichy solo. Without missing a beat they raged into another 70’s classic “Fortunate Son,” and the crowd goes wild. The sold out packed venue left little room for crowd movement, but they found the way. There wasn’t a single person in the Whisky able to keep still, and this is Los Angeles where most concertgoers are too cool to be seen really enjoying themselves. The Dead Daisies circumvented the instilled too cool vibe and got the groove on.

All good things must come to an end eventually but not without one last trip down the classic carousel of 70’s hits. Closing the show with their version of Deep Purple’s “Hush” The Dead Daisies solidified their place in classic rock infamy.

Set List

  1. Midnight Moses
  2. Evil
  3. Make Some Noise
  4. Long Way To Go
  5. All Right Now
  6. All the Same
  7. Something I Said
  8. Join Together
  9. Lock N Load

Drum Solo

  1. Fortunate Son
  2. Last Time I Saw The Sun
  3. With You And I
  4. Song And A Prayer
  5. Mainline
  6. Helter Skelter
  7. Mexico
  8. We All Fall Down
  9. Hush


Make Some Noise is out and available now and is a must have (see the links below for more information).




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