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ENUFF ZNUFF COVERED IN GOLD REVIEW 2014

 

ENUFF Z'NUFF - COVERED IN GOLD

CLEOPATRA RECORDS

AUGUST 19 2014

 

 

When Donnie Vie released the double acoustic set ‘Goodbye Enuff Z’Nuff’ earlier in the year it felt both very special and very sad that he seemed to be finally leaving the legacy behind, and reading certain posts it seemed that it was with some bitterness, that his long-time off and on band mate Chip Z’Nuff was carrying on the name.

 

Sadly ‘Covered in Gold’ is not a new studio album by Enuff Z’Nuff - a three piece that is made up now of Chip Z’Nuff, Johnny Monaco (Guitars and Vocals) and Erik Donner (Drums); what it is, is a collection of cover tunes, not only that most of the tunes here have already been out there for some years on various tribute albums, or as bonus tracks on Enuff Z’Nuff releases.

 

So whilst the fans might have pretty much heard it all before, including the take on The Beatles ‘You’ve got to hide your Love Away’ from a Y108 Radio show, and which is at least one of the tracks here of real interest – along with the lesser known Beatles tune ‘Believe it or not’ (available only on the Japanese version of last album ‘Dissonance’).  Aside from that the rest of the album has all been out there for some time. What it does give the fan though is the opportunity to collect it all together rather than run out and buy the import versions and tribute albums the originals resided on.

 

At the end of the day all that matters is, is it any good, and the answer of course is yes. Enuff Z’Nuff always liked a good cover or two in their live sets and here they pretty much nail each tune whilst still stamping t with their own inimitable style.  

 

Our interview with CHIP Z’NUFF is coming in September…     

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

ENUFF ZNUFF COVERED IN GOLD REVIEW 2014