Aug 18, 2017

The Dead Daisies - Rams Head Live

Category: Live Reviews




Baltimore, MD

Rams Head Live

 The Dead Daisies Set List:  Long Way To Go, Mexico, Make Some Noise, Song and a Prayer, Fortunate Son (CCR Cover), We All Fall Down, Last Time I Saw The Sun, Drum Solo, Join Together, All The Same, With You And I, Cover Medley, Mainline, Devil Out of Time, Helter Skelter (Beatles Cover), ENCORE: We’re An American Band (Grand Funk Cover), Midnight Moses


 The Dead Daisies are a rock band formed by Australian musician David Lowy which features a rotating cast of prominent powerhouse players in the world of hard rock.  Former members of the Daisies include Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, and John Tempesta.

The current line up of The Dead Daisies features former Motley Crue singer John Corabi, former White Snake guitarist Doug Aldrich, former Ted Nugent bassist Marco Mendoza, and former Billy Idol/Slash/Zakk Wylde drummer Bryan Tichy.

 The Daisies performed an amazing set at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on August 18.  For nearly 2 hours The Dead Daisies rocked hard performing a nice assortment of songs from all of their records.

 “Last Time I Saw The Sun” featured Doug Aldrich on slide guitar and it was the most interesting moment in the set because it’s where the set took a distinctly blues based direction.

 This particular night was Brian Tichy’s birthday and the crowd sang him Happy Birthday after the band introductions.  Speaking of band introductions, after each member was introduced the band performed a random snippet of a cover song.  The “Cover Medley” is posted below and it’s worth checking out if you’re an old school hard rock fan!

 John Corabi has been channeling his inner Steven Tyler for several years now, what he brings as a frontman to The Dead Daisies is what makes the band memorable.  The same can be said for Doug Aldrich too because his guitar tone is perfection while his onstage presence is pure rock n roll savagery.

 The Dead Daisies threw out so many guitar picks during the show that it was reminiscent of Cheap Trick at times; they easily tossed out a hundred or more throughout their set.

 The crowd was a tad small but the band rocked hard.  This was a truly live rock show with no samples, no tracks, and no bullshit!  This was a true, real, honest rock n roll show which was played 100% live on stage!

Author: Bob Suehs