Dogs Of Peace - Speak

Thursday 1st August 1996
Dogs Of Peace - Speak
Dogs Of Peace - Speak

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Sparrow SPD1517
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Dave Harris

If you play this album through once and like it, wait until you've heard it three or four times - you'll be completely hooked. The Dogs Of Peace are Gordon Kennedy (guitars, vocals) and Jimmie Lee Sloas (bass, keyboards, vocals) - two names very familiar to inlay-freaks like myself. These ubiquitous Nashville session musicians have come up with an album that is diverse but distinctively their own. The sound is 90's alternative rock with some brilliant guitar work and vocal harmonies. Earlier influences do shine through - "They sound a bit like Pink Floyd in parts," commented my wife and who am I to disagree? The 11 (check out the bonus track) songs cover a range of subjects and moods but the standout cut has to be "Do You Know?". At well over six minutes long it provides good VFM but, more importantly, it has one of the best two and a half minute guitar solos that you are ever likely to hear. Buy this album immediately but don't expect your other CDs to get a look in for a while.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Nate Leslie in Texas, USA @ 21:16 on Nov 22 2009

The Dogs of Peace have an amazing sound, and I wish desperately for another album to be released! The opening measures of Necessary Pain are some of my favorites of all time, and that IS saying something. I am currently listening to "Do You Know" while typing this, and there is definatly Pink Floyd influence. If I didn't know better, I wouldn't be able to tell them apart! I have exposed lots of my friends to the album and they all have fallen in love almost instantly-some require a few songs extra to really wrap their minds around the awsomeness that is Dogs Of Peace.

Reply by Kelly in Nashville @ 17:04 on Mar 23 2016

They are releasing a new album on April 22, 2016! It is called Heel.

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