Their incendiary sets are infectious and their focus on creating the ultimate live music experience already legendary: capturing The Dead Daisies’ vibe and transforming it into the ultimate audio-visual package was surely the next step for a supergroup worthy of the label.
So is it possible? Has it worked? Or do you still need to enjoy the Daisies in the flesh to fully understand what makes these retro-fuelled hard rockers tick?
Yes and no. To truly recreate what John Corabi and co. effortlessly deliver on stage every night was always going to be a challenge too far. Even a bombastic Anthony Focx mix fused with expert musicianship at every turn was never going to do justice to the passion, professionalism and power at the heart of a typical Daises’ show.
Nevertheless, a super-charged 16-song set allows Corabi and his band of veteran brothers the opportunity to pay homage to the classic live records of the 70s, by crafting a modern-day monster of their own. Always keen to throw in an anthemic cover, the Daisies’ version of Fortunate Son is the perfect fit on an album that oozes old school authenticity with a 21st century twist.
From the outset this gung-ho gang of party starters promised a worthy celebration of balls-to-the-wall rock and roll. Nothing more, nothing less. The Dead Daisies aren’t about reinventing the wheel. But live favourites Lock N Load, Mexico and Make Some Noise – all suitably raucous on Live & Louder – breathe new life into a genre crying out for the next generation of singalong classics.
They’re one of the best live bands on the planet right now. And if you can’t catch The Dead Daisies any time soon then this is the next best thing.