Down ‘n’ Outz
Title: This Is How We Roll
Release Date:11th October 2019
Okay this Album is something completely different to the two previous releases from this project fronted by Joe Elliott from Def Leppard.
“This is how we Roll” takes you on a journey back to the 70s with a modern twist and with only one cover version on here and eleven orginal Elliott penned treats this opus will surprise and charm you. Recorded over five years when the Band members have been able to get a bit of time away from their respective motherships this twelve track platter will surprise you drawing on influences from Joes youth it will captivate you and seriously have ya double checking this is the same front man of Rock Warriors Def Leppard as he sounds nothing like he does with his main group.
The Band line up is The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Share Ross (Bass, Vixen) and Phil Martini (drums, Wayward Sons) full to the brim with good time Rockers and a few unexpected twists and turns let this roll into your presence.
Opening with “Another Mans War” its full on hard rocking momentum has you transfixed as you Rock and fully roll with this super group, hell yeah, this is a stunning opener that sets the bar high for the rest of the Album to follow.. Seriously Who said Rock music is dead!?
Lead single and title track “This Is How We Roll” continues to have you singing and boogying along as the guys take you on a magical carpet ride of delights. “Goodnight Mr. Jones” will stay stuck in your head for days, its catchy chorus has a certain vibe and has you hitting repeat constantly.
The exuberant and luxurious “Last Man Standing” shines out as one of the best songs on here but then wait til you hear the epic six minute “Let It Shine” this has a real film score effect to it and really does shine and lighten up your soul.
This is an exceptional work with many influences on here drawing from music Elliot grew up with, some piano and good time Rockers such as “Music Box” and "Creatures" in-between tracks like the aforementioned and “Boys Don’t Cry” will really get the juices flowing. The cover of The Tubes “White Punks on Dope” sounds better than the orginal in my humble opinion. “The Destruction of Hideous Objects” brings things to a close with its glow spiralling deep into ya conscience, you will keep replaying this whole eleven track Pure unadulterated Rockfest from start to finish many times!
To Sum up
Yes, this is pretty retro all the way through and unexpected in places but given a modern edge and still relevant in today’s Rock world, it will amaze and exhilarate you, basically “This Is How We Roll” should be in any discerning Rock fans collection ,Rock Out with the Down ‘n’ Outz….IT RAWKS!
Review: Seb Di Gatto Score: 8.5 /10
1.Another Man’s War
2.This Is How We Roll
3.Goodnight Mr. Jones
5.Last Man Standing
7.Boys Don’t Cry
8.Walking to Babylon
9Let It Shine
10.Music Box Reprise/Griff’s Lament
11.White Punks on Dope
12.The Destruction of Hideous Objects Part 3
Official site: http://www.downnoutz.net/