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DOOGIE WHITE

 

AS YET UNTITLED


METAL MIND PRODUCTIONS

RELEASED October 2011

 

 

 

I didn't expect this at all. The last singer of Rock Legends 'Rainbow' releases his first solo album. For lovers of classic hard rock like Rainbow, Dio and even AC/DC this is worthy of your attention!

 

‘Come Taste the Band’ is a full tilt stab at capturing the sound of classic rock giants like Rainbow and pre-1987 Whitesnake and it is entirely successful – a really great song that immediately has you wondering why this has taken Doogie so long to lay down.

 

Just to show you that capturing the essence of band is something Mr. White does particularly well ‘Time Machine’ that next jumps out of the speakers is a lesson in latter day AC/DC.

 

We’re most definitely in classic Dio territory for ‘Dreams Lie Down and Die’ and ‘Land of the Deceiver’ and the only  real question I have at this point is can Doogie possibly keep this quality up?

 

As if to answer ‘Lonely’ is probably my favourite track here as we speak, it’s a chugging freight train of a rocker with the metal riffage of Heaven and Hell era Sabbath!

 

White is an artist that has certainly kept himself busy over the years and it’s a real treat that he has had the chance to lay down this album of his own. There are obvious vocal comparisons to Bon Scott and they are not unwarranted especially on tracks like the aforementioned ‘Time Machine’, but especially ‘Catz Got Yer Tongue’.

 

And yes the rest of the album is just as good, from the more modern, melodic, bluesier sound of 'Secret Jesus' and 'Sea of Emotion' to the great anthemic 'Living on the Cheap'.
I’m only left with two questions: Why so long coming Doogie? and when can we have another?

 

 

 

By Mark Diggins