RIVERDOGS

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  1. Volusia

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    I always thought this was a great band. IMHO Lamothe's vocals and Campbell's playing were top notch. Anyone else fans of Riverdogs?
     
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    I love them. I listened to that CD nonstop for a long time. I still put it on occasionally. I have a acoustic album of theirs too and it's fantastic.

    Rick
     
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    Cool stuff. is it just me or is there an early Van Halen thing going on there?
     
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    LOVE Riverdogs- I have been thinking it is time to give it a spin. Vivian Campbell is nothing short of amazing. Great somgs, ridiculous playing, good melodies- just good straight ahead rock and roll with a metal groove.
     
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    It's you. :D That is a great album but sounds nothing like early VH in anyway shape or form.
     
  6. Volusia

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    I listened to this album twice through while mowing my grass tonight and forgot just how good the song writing was. When most bands were writing about either partying or angst these guys wrote songs about social issues, holy wars, depression, faith... just great, well crafted songs with fantastic vocals, turn of phrase and blistering guitar that doesn't over shadow but rather complements the songs.

    "Whisper", "America", "Big House", "Holy War" all great songs. :bow
     
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    Rob Lamothe's solo stuff is great too - he's put out a pile of material over the last 20 years
     
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    How the heck did they get out to the desert on their Harleys and keep their hair looking like that???


    Those guys were local and played shows around here. By the time I heard about it they were gone. I'd have liked to have seen them live!
     
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    when i was 19 back in 1994 i played guitar in a cover band with a bunch of 30 year olds..(they seemed ancient to me at the time, lol)

    we used to cover Whisper....

    that was a great record...
     
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    Still play it quite frequently. The whole album really captures a vibe.
     
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    Great album. Viv's playing is tasty on this one.
     
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    I grew up with the drummer. He's still a good friend.
     
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    i just found this thread...couple of days ago i was thinking of this friend of mine from 20 some years ago who i used to borrow a lot of cds from and one of them he had was the riverdogs 1st album.
    then he somehow got a copy of the acoustic album from live radio performances.
    i loved this album. loved rob L's vocals.....
    loved this song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uU6bcUqxqA

    lost track of them after i went to grad school in '92....have to do some searching for some of their stuff....have long since lost all my cassettes!!!!
     
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    yep dang fine record--luv Vivs tone
     
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    The two albums they stuck out after Viv left are very very good, not so flashy. One was a live album and one was a studio album called Bone.
    Just loved them both and listened to them all the time. This was the mid-90's so way ahead of ebay and Spotify, etc so it wasn't until a mate copied the album with Viv on that I finally got to hear it.

    I dont know if you guys are aware but Viv is still close mates with the guys and they did another album together in 2011
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Gone-...UTF8&qid=1425201350&sr=8-3&keywords=riverdogs
    Not so firey and flash but I still enjoyed it loads
     
  17. s2y

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    Great albums. iTunes has the 1988 album.

    If y'all liked Viv's playing on the Riverdogs album, I thought Shadowking was also really good.
     
  18. stratoquack

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    Great record! Still listen to it. Just a victim on bad timing in the music industry.
     
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    Shadowking is great. I must say. Was disappointed that never panned out.
     
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    Very tragic they weren't more successful. Every piece of the guitar was laid out to perfection in terms of tone and melody. Great album from start to finish.
     

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