Same (2013)

Allan Lowe - guitar & vocals
Jeff Sims - guitar & vocals
Mike Chasteen - guitar & vocals
Gregg McMillan - bass, guitar & vocals
Jimmy Millsaps - drums

Additional musicians :
Robert Williams
Stan Lynch

Titles  :
01 - Mean As Hell
02 - Clint Eastwood
03 - Something Worth Fighting For
04 - New Dawn Neighborhood
05 - Break My Heart
06 - Wandering Man
07 - This Land
08 - Into The Flood
09 - To The Altar
10 - Beer Drinkin' Women
11 - Sweet Sumerhaven

Some invigorating things are waiting for you with this Floridian band that beats time since the mid-seventies with in their beggar's bags an hard rock AOR EP 5 titles smelling like Blackfoot by the name Desperados as well as a compilation CD «  1976/2001  » released in 2001, unfortunately not easy to get. But you'll be able to get revenge with this new album simply named «  Dixie Desperados  » whose Southern Rock includes many styles  : Country Rock, Country Folk plus a generous dose of Classic Rock close to the Stones, the Creedence, as well as Bob Seger, played with conviction by this quintet where Allan Lowe's voice stands out in the appetizer, «  Mean As Hell  », that starts the CD. One of the album's jewel, «  Clint Eastwood  », tribute to detective Harry (Dirty Harry, N.dT.) with in the beginning of the tune the framework of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, of Ennio Morricone and then a continuity on a syncopated beat, then we go on with some attractive things in the very energetic «  Some Thing Worth Fighting For  » very Stonian «  Brown Sugar  » (so not to get mixed up with the «  Brown Sugar  » of ZZ Top, NdR), and in «  New Damn Neighborhood  » that lazes also in the Stonian limbo of Exil on Main Street, then with endearing things in «  Break My Heart  » where John Fogerty's shadow glides thanks to the timbre of the excellent Allan Lowe. The rest becomes more outdated, we have to wait for «  To The Altar  », a true Southern Boogie where the guitars of the Dixie Desperados let themselves go and ignite with this dear to Bob Seger groove, to pick themselves up smoothly in a Country Folk way in «  Beer Drinkin’ Women  » and «  Sweet Summerhaven  » that end the matter in a pastoral way.

Jacques Dersigny
Translation  : Y. Philippot-Degand


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