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on 11 April 2001
The return of The Dogs D'Amour is a welcome one after listening to Happy Ever After. 11 superb tracks by frontman, guitar, vocals: Tyla, drummer Bam, his wife Share (ex Vixen) on bass and Jo Dog on guitars.
I personally would say this album is along the same lines as the 1989 album Errol Flynn (or King Of Theives if you have the US copy. Full of sleazy rock n roll classics. Tracks 2 & 3, Angelina and Spooks are soon (23/04/01) to be released as a double CD single. Track 4 my second favourite on the album is a cheerful song which, well, just buy and listen, it's fantastic. Roll Over is a great dig at The Dogs old record company which basically tore them apart in the 90's, took all their money and left them to rot. This is my favourite song, possibly even better than the song Errol Flynn (tough one that!)If Amazon could let me give this album 10 stars out of 5 I certainly would, it is that good. THE DOGS D'AMOUR ARE BACK!!!!
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on 18 September 2001
After years in the wilderness, The Dog's D'amour return with a typically kick arse collection of rock n roll classics. Bam and Jo dog return, along with new member Share. Tyla; my personal rock n roll hero, who after a solo career that gave us so many brilliant albums, completes the line up.
Gruff vocals, darn catchy riffs, everything you expect from the dog's is here, and more. Not their best album, (Still Errol Flynn)but a damn fine attempt. It's good to have them back.
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on 10 April 2001
We've waited long enough, and here it is - the all new Dogs D'Amour album! The complete package as it always was: the music, the artwork, the lyrics and that extra little something that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end when the first chords of a new track sound out and you just know that it is a Dogs song.
Some old favourites make a welcome return in a new disguise (Angelina) and there is a cover of Quick Joey Small. For the rest there appear to be some older Dogs numbers, which are now seeing the light of day and newer Tyla penned incantations. Jo is back and along with Share, Bam and Tyla make up the ensemble - getting a little help from members of the Backyard Babies and friends along the way.
So, is it any good? Of course it is - it's the Dogs innit! But don't just take my word for it...
As Mr Tony Hancock once said: "Don't mess it".
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on 22 October 2002
If you were one of the unhappy people that were put off the Dogs by the unfortunate purchase of 'More Unchartered Heights of Disgrace' then fear not. This is the Dogs D'Amour back at their best (with Jo Dog back on guitar thankfully).
There are some superb tracks on this album - truth, alcohol, candidness, suffering and humour all mixed together and splashed with good old guitar licks from the old school. Buy it and continue to live the life of a Dog.
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on 1 January 2003
With loud guitar based music finally making a breakthrough in the UK charts, it is great to see one of Britain's best rock bands from the early 90's making a strong return with this comeback album. If they could just get some daytime radio play, they might finally get the commercial success that they deserve.
Stand out tracks include the lovely ballad 'Even angels', the fun jailbreak song 'Quick Joey Small' and, my personal favourite, the country tinged 'Fool'. The addition of female backing vocals I think has enhanced their overall sound.
Definitely worth buying if you're into music that has loud guitars, intelligent lyrics, sweet melodies and big choruses!
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on 12 September 2012
If this is going to be the final album from the Dogs with the original line up, then they've gone out with an alcoholic bang.
It's a return to that rough n' ready production values of their eighties records, moving away from the polished sound of "More uncharted..." & more the better for it.
It doesn't quite have the lyrical qualities of their earlier material, but it certainly sounds like they had a ball recording it,& you just can't help being swept along with them.
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on 4 April 2001
The Dogs are back after too many years away. This is far better than a lot of Tyla's solo work, although one song (Little Boy You) is re-recorded for inclusion here - some of it is really rocking, especially songs like Flying V Girl (which has a slight psychadelic edge) and Rollover (which contains the type of swearing yer mother won't like). Some of the production sounds a bit muddled, especially on the first track, but overall it's a beefier sound than some of their older stuff. They do retain their country sound on the slower songs so there's something for everyone, even the cockney singalong of Singin' which brings to mind the Crybabys in their prime. What really comes through on this record is that it sounds like they had a right laugh making it .This probably won't win any new fans but for those of us who remember some of those mental gigs all those years ago, it's a welcome reminder of whata classic rock and roll band is all about.
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on 26 November 2001
What a comeback album: never comercially successful, but with a cult following, I would never have expected the Dogs to produce such a fantastic album after the wilderness years. Flying V girl is a proper rock stomper...worth buying just for that track
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on 9 April 2001
What a relief this record is, coming at a time when new rock music seems split between Bizkit-style nu-metal and Travis-style misery! The Dogs are back with an eclectic, driving, rocky album that not only proves it's possible to be aggressive and melodic at one and the same time (Rollover), but also that there's still some fun to be had in rock. Tyla's voice is better than ever, and the new line-up with Share Pederson - ex Vixen - works brilliantly. If you've heard the Dogs before, well... it's as good as their best. If you haven't, but enjoy rock or even country cross-over, then try it. Musicianship lives!
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on 3 September 2009
Fantastic, Fun CD, more similar to the earlier albums. Definately worth buying, can't get it off my cd player.
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