Strummin With The Devil

December 2nd, 2006
by Celtic Bob

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2006, CMH Records
Rating: 3/5

Diamond David Lee Roth is one of the ultimate frontmans in the rock world ever. Very rarely can this guy release or do something half ass. While his last release of cover songs left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth, I was still glad he still got the attitude and voice. I wasn’t sure what to expect here, but in true Dave fashion it’s unique and all his own.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

There are a few songs here that make it worth the price admission. The first two songs “Jump” and “Jamie’s Crying”, feature the man himslef, DLR, doing a bluegrass tribute to his own songs. It’s an interesting twist on classic VH, especially the only real singer they ever had handling the vocal duties. Hearing Dave sing these classics that have been etched in our brains for years, is quite unique.

 

The remainder of the disc has its moments and is interesting to say the least. It wouldve been much better if Roth had sang on all the tracks. They would’ve been phenominal. There is nothing this guy won’t try.

 

It is worth getting just for the Roth stuff alone. A good disc for sitting around the firepit on a warm summers night.

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