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Face Your Fear

The Dead Daisies have released another track from their upcoming albumFace Your Fear. The album, called Radiance, is going to be self-published and release date is set for September 30.

Hmm, this riff somehow reminds me of 16th Century Greensleeves

Thanks to BraveWords for the heads up.

16 Comments to “Face Your Fear”:

  1. 1
    James Gemmell says:

    Besides Glenn, who is on the album?

  2. 2
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @1: Doug Aldrich, Brian Tichy, David Lowy.

  3. 3
    James Steven Gemmell says:


  4. 4
    Gregster says:

    Sounds like good ‘ol’ rock & roll to me, well done fellas !

  5. 5
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Until shortly before the end, Glenn stays in his mid range and sounds great for it, he doesn’t have to kick in the turbo to sound convincing. And even towards the end, there are no vocal histrionics. The chorus chords are very Hughes’y.

    The man was born in 1951, yet there is nothing brittle in his voice at all. Abducted as a child by a UFO and they did something to his vocal cords, no doubt …

  6. 6
    max says:

    Very 16th Century that riff … true. And not much of a tune in my ears. Compared to their last offering I am a little disappointed by the tracks that have been released so far.

  7. 7
    Fernando Azevedo says:

    Glenn Hughes’ voice needs to be studied by science. Incredible!!!

  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    “They’re undoubtedly vocal cords, Igor, but not as we know them!!!”


  9. 9
    Xavier Gomez says:

    crunch steady dominon classic rock. Hughes, you have come a long way since funky ala ‘Gettin Tighter.’ may the pipe prevail and rock on!

  10. 10
    Xavier Gomez says:

    Hughes voice has matured and come a long way since hip-swingin soul sashe of ‘Gettin Tighter.’ if he had sung like this during the Stormbringer session, the band could have stopped Rainbow Rising.

    such vocals and intensity is what Purple lacked before the writing was on the wall. keep the momentum, work on it and keep on rockin!

  11. 11
    stoffer says:

    nice tune, although nothing spectacular here except the strong sounding pipes of GH!
    @ 5 yep, possible alien collusion!

  12. 12
    Uwe Hornung says:

    It’s true, as a young man, Glenn’s midrange only worked on ballads. And within Purple, he was relegated to doing the highest parts, which made sense as it was his natural range. But while the baritone David worked his way up over the years (with mixed results, especially in the late 80ies), the tenor Glenn worked his way down gaining depth and expression in his lower register.

    I’m not sure whether anything that David or Glen could have said or done, would have kept Blackmore from leaving in 1975. In the end, he was alienated by DP’s music becoming more and more American, Stormbringer is mostly an album of American-tinged music (some of it sounded closer to the Doobie Brothers than to In Rock), in a way Come Taste The Band was a logical progression from there. Deep Purple lived in America at the time and – like with many other Brit bands – it began to show/rubbed off.

    In comparison, the first three Rainbow studio albums (Dio era) sound incredibly European (even though there was an American singer) again, in essence a really reactionary move by him. Ritchie being Ritchie of course, he became disenchanted with that path too (European rock did not crack the US market wide open while melodic AOR was on the rise there – duh!) and then forced Rainbow to become more American in sound again. But trying to beat the Yanks at their own game – tuneful AOR – didn’t work either.

    And ironically, he’s back to playing European music with an American lead vocalist – his wife – today. But we’ll never know, maybe we’ll get that Bluegrass/New Country album from Ritchie & Candice yet!!! He could always invite erstwhile Emmylou Harris guitarist Albert Lee to guest. Or perhaps another adept chicken-picker: Steve Morse.

  13. 13
    Gregster says:

    @12 There’s a little bit of “country” in RB on the Fireball album, with “Anyone’s Daughter”…But most certainly the chicken-pickin’ licks are played by Jon Lord here lol !

    Peace !

  14. 14
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Ritchie ist not country-averse at all and is on record for holding Nashville players in technically high esteem. He can do a fair bit of chicken-picking, he probably learned that in his Joe Meek days when they had to replicate American recordings.

    Blackmore is not an unpercussive player at all (the King of Dreams riff is essentially chicken picking) but as chicken or hybrid picking goes, he‘s of course no Albert Lee or Steve Morse (as he would be the first to admit).



  15. 15
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Proper vid of the song:


  16. 16
    MacGregor says:

    I had the pleasure of the witnessing a Biff Baby’s All Star band gig with Albert Lee & Steve Morse in 1993, a wonderful evening it was. Also the SMB in the same year. Around the turn of the century I went to a Eric Johnson concert, brilliant also & the support band were two guys with their band from the Nashville area hammering away on the country guitar thing, Genuine players & older school also & I cannot for the life of me remember their names at all. One guy I was with said he enjoyed them more than the Eric Johnson band. Not for me though, however the chicken picking guys were great for a support act. Cheers.

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