Diamond Dogs: As Your Greens Turn Brown, That's the Juice I'm On & Too Much is always Better
Delving into a band's back catalogue can be dangerous at times. Fortunately with this lot, the awesome Diamond Dogs it's a great pleasure. Bound to Ravage was a greatest tracks of sorts for the band's entry into the UK market. Considering the plethora of tracks this lot have produced its not exactly an easy job. Over these three CDs we get to see the band evolve from a group which shows its influences on its sleeves to something more sutble and slick.
On the first CD reviewed here there is clear tinge of the Rolling Stones and the Faces, while over the next two CDs they evolve into the potent force they are today. While all these CDs might not be essential, it is wonderful to see just how far the band have become. There is quality aplenty on this lot and I enjoy listening to all of them.
If you have Bound to Ravage and love it then I would recomend you seek this lot out...probably starting with the most recent and moving back. Quality rock like this is a joy to behold. Never has listening to a band's back catalogue been so much fun. I mean with tracks called 'Slim Busty Blonde" and 'Singin' with the Alleycats' you know its going to be fun right?
Well that's it for this week. On my doorstep flopped Journey' live DVD from back in the Escape days. I am listening to it and now...still puts a smile on my face. Steve Perry may be a prima-donna of the first order but damn can that lad sing. And boy can that lot write catchy tunes.