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SNAKE SIXX ITS ALL ABOUT THE RIFF ALBUM REVIEW 2014

 

SNAKE SIXX - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RIFF

QUARTERPIPE

JANUARY 24 2014

 

 

If you love your Classic Aussie Rock but need it louder then this is the project you have been waiting for. ‘Itz All about the Riff’ sees Snake Sixx take a bunch of Aussie rock classics and Metalize them.  Now I guess at the end of the day your level of enjoyment will differ depending on your familiarity with the originals, which are culled from the seventies and eighties. If you’re Australian then you should know most of the material here, but if you’re not and not familiar with that era then there are still some you will be instantly familiar with – like AC/DC’s ‘Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to be’

 

For me it’s very much a mixed bag as I’m a firm believer that there was a really good reason that most Australian bands of that era didn’t make it out of the country. Midnight Oil for example have an iconic status down-under but even their best song – ‘Beds Are Burning’ sounds derivative and plodding (though this version is light years better than the original), similarly The Skyhooks (Horror Movie) and Split Enz (I Got You – and don’t be fooled this was their only half decent song ever, and Snakes treatment makes it sound far more palatable) were really just awful and have dated incredibly badly over the years.

 

On the other hand there rest is pretty much gems from INXS (Don’t Change); The Angels (Take a Long Line); Rose Tattoo (Nice Boys) and The Radiators (Coming Home) – now those bands should have been big anywhere in the world! The only song I much prefer the original (Angels and AC/DC excluded) is the Gangajang classic ‘Sounds of Then’ which loses the pace and flow somewhere in the slowed down growl.

 

Somehow I get the feeling you are going to enjoy this one immensely.


  
The Riff took an epic 25 months to complete and was recorded over three separate continents, it pulls together 33 rock and metal legends from around the globe: from members of Rose Tattoo to Celtic Frost, Mortal Sin to Death, so many were willing to take part and do their bit to see the album materialize.

 

Nice…


 

Adam Aguis
Mick Arnold
Mick Burke
Joe Buttegieg
Wayne Campbell
Leeno Dee
Johnathan Devoy
Luke Ford
Scott Griffen
Anthony Hoffman
Jordan Howe
Steve Hughes
Steve ‘Kingy’ King
Pete Kotevski
Dave Laverty
Virginia Lilley
Adam Marsh
Stu Marshall
Craig Martin
Zoran Mrakic
Mick O’Shea
Phoebe Pinnock
Steve Priestly
Vo Simpson
Anthony ‘Skenie’ Skene
Shane Sparks
Derek Turner
Steve Watts
Tim West
Paul Woseen

 

 
 
IMPORTANT LINKS
http://snakesixx.com/
http://snakesixx.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/SnakeSixxMusic
https://www.facebook.com/AussieMetalKnights

 

DIGITAL STORES
https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/snake-sixx/id554009812
http://snakesixx.com/riff-shop/itz-all-about-the-riff-cd/
http://www.reverbnation.com/snakesixx

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

 

SNAKE SIXX ITS ALL ABOUT THE RIFF ALBUM REVIEW 2014