Dakoda Motor Co - Into The Son

Friday 1st October 1993
Dakoda Motor Co - Into The Son
Dakoda Motor Co - Into The Son

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Myrrh 7016966615
RELEASE DATE: 1993-07-19
RRP: £0.18

Reviewed by Tony May

Hot, jumping rock from the California foursome, majoring on fast-paced high energy sounds as evidenced in the blistering attack of the opening track "Wind An' Sea". The pace eases back a touch for "Grey Clouds" which gives vocalist Davia Vallesillo the chance to show off her delightful, youthful-sounding voice. Not a lot of power in it, but tuneful and smooth. "Need A Love" steps up the pace again and highlights Peter King's ability to pour on the hot guitar licks. Derik Toy (bass) and Chuck Cummings (a name, not a petition from the Cross Rhythms staff!) on drums, provide tight, solid rhythm throughout. "All Good Generals" is a highlight; again it's very fast-paced, a superbly controlled vocal from Davia - the demands of this song would have thrown many a lesser singer into a nasty attack of the wobblies. The set closes with "Sing Hallelujah", a rockin' R&B finale, with Darrell Mansfield or someone equally stylish blowing some hot harmonica. So, this is good stuff to shove into your ears. I guess in some ways it's a slightly dated, sorry, retro sound, but very acceptable indeed.

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