Warrior Soul – Cocaine and Other Good Stuff – Review

Warrior Soul – Cocaine and Other Good Stuff – Review

21st October 2020 0 By Jon Deaux

I’ve made no secret about being a Warrior Soul fan since seeing them open for Metallica at Wembley Arena back in 1990 promoting the Last Decade, Dead Century album.

Since then WS have produced some incredible albums. Drugs, God and the New Republic, Space Age Playboys and more recently, Back On The Lash coupled with Rock N Roll Disease to name a few. The latter taking on a more AC/DC straight ahead rock vibe.

In keeping with the straight ahead rock vibe, Kory and the Gang have put together a covers album which when it works, it works incredibly well.

Cold Gin (Kiss), Outlaw (Motorhead), Elected (Alice Cooper) and surprisingly the disco classic Get Down Tonight (KC and the Sunshine Band), work with Korys voice and sound incendiary. My neighbors have been listening to these tracks A LOT

Sadly, tracks such as Let The Good Times Roll (The Cars),¬† (We’re An)American Band (Grand Funk Railroad) and Firehouse (Kiss) misfire.

However the biggest surprise comes from a fairly taboo track to cover, Living After Midnight (Judas Priest). It’s not just good. It’s really good.¬†

We all know cover version albums are generally a novelty record and this is no exception, however it is a good one. 

Every single musician who have recorded on this album (Dennis “El Guapo” Post – Guitar, Adam Arling – Guitar, John Hodgson – Guitar, Christian Kimmett – Bass, Kath Edmonds – Drums, Ivan Tambac – Drums, John Besser – Drums, Geoff Yeaton – Horns, Sax) sound amazing and have done a tremendous job.¬†

In these uncertain times of Covid we all need a bit of fun, and you can tell Kory and the boys had fun with this record.

Score 6/10
Track List

01. Good Times Roll (The Cars)
02. Cocaine (J.J Cale)
03. Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix)
04. Cold Gin (Kiss)
05. D.O.A. (Van Halen)
06. Elected (Alice Cooper)
07. Outlaw (Motorhead)
08. Firehouse (Kiss)
09. Get Down Tonight (KC and the Sunshine Band 
10. We’re An American Band (Grand Funk Railroad)
11. Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)

Label – Livewire/Cargo
Release – 13th November 2020

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