Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Heavy Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Ear | Autor: ML
After former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy had trimmed his radius of action to three bands, his shortlist included the trio The Winery Dogs as well as Transatlantic and Flying Colors. The complete first and well-chartered 13th debut album has been added to this live release for a better overview. As Boxset "Dog Treats" there are all sorts of Rares to it. Of course a gig of a fresh band includes more or less songs of the debut. But among the ten live tracks are also Elvin Bishops "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" as well as Richie Kotzens "You Can't Save Me" and "Shine". With "Stand" Kotzen also smuggled an acoustic song of his ex-band Poison into the setlist. That's good, because Kotzen, whose last solo albums sound almost like The Winery Dogs predecessors, is the main character of this band, which has an extraordinary rhythm crew with bassist Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth and Mr. Big, among others) and Portnoy, but lives mainly from Richie's singing, songwriting and guitar playing.
Top Track: Desire (Live)