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The Winery Dogs – The Winery Dogs
What happens when bassist extraordinaire Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Talas, Niacin, David Lee Roth) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Transatlantic) form a trio with guitarist John Sykes (Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Thin Lizzy) and then Sykes bails before they even write an album? Well, they phone singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big) and the result is an album that’s as eclectic as they come. The Winery Dogs dig deep; they’re jazz-fusion, hard rock, soul, funk and blues. The band modeled themselves after Cream but truth be told Cream would be no match for The Winery Dogs as legendary as Cream is.
In addition to being extremely skilled musicians, all three of the band members sing background vocals which is a trademark of this band. Sure, Sheehan’s fast moving lead bass riffs complement Kotzen’s bluesy guitar and Portnoy’s drum bombardment – but it’s the lead vocals, harmonies and outstanding melodies that reign supreme on this record. The standout tracks on The Winery Dogs are “Elevate,” “Desire,” “Six Feet Deeper,” “Regret” and “The Other Side.”
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