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THE BOSTON GLOBE

"Rocks with a ferocity unseen in these parts for years.
Acerbic wit and biting often sarcastic insight. Lead guitarist and co-producer Jim Katsikides, is a riff slinger in the tradition of Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Billy Gibbons. He knows when to rage and when to pull back to allow Daniels room to move. The whole collection sparkles with a lustful sense of humor that reaffirms the notion that it's still okay to have some fun in rock and roll."

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"If you thought good old fashioned rock and roll with a modern edge was something only the Rolling Stones or U2 attempted every few years, you owe yourself a listen to ZAK DANIELS and the ONE EYED SNAKES. Inspired if occasionally demented vocals and thought provoking lyrics, Daniels skill as a songwriter is evident on all of the record's highly charged tracks. A rock solid rhythm section provides the foundation for some masterful guitar work by LP co-producer Jim Katsikides. Good hard rock is alive and well and Zak and his Snakes are worthy progenitors."

 

 

GROOVEBOX

"No wimps. No simps. No samples. No violins. No brass section. No second-guessing or settling for second-best. Just flat out, go for the throat Rock. Note to radio program directors: Just hit the random button on your CD player and you're certain to hit a track full of dangerous hooks and good old fashioned R&R excitement. A quartet of enormous power and slashing intensity."

 

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

"Zak Daniels is that rare refreshing breeze in an otherwise oppressive jungle of angst, alienation and misogyny that dominates contemporary pop music. Daniels injects equal parts humor, passion and good solid rock into his music. Highlighted on the album's 15 generous tracks is the righteous guitar work of co-producer Jim Katsikides. This record is fresh and uncliched."

 

 

DALLAS MORNING NEWS

"You'll find plenty of substance on Zak Daniels and the One Eyed Snakes debut CD on Big Water Records. Lead guitarist and co-producer Jim Katsikides has a seemingly endless array of talent. His refreshingly powerful master-strokes enable Daniels extraordinary lyrics to penetrate even the thickest levels of musical prejudice. With a mischievous wit, Daniels turns introspection and observation of everyday events and situations into an art form and he and the Snakes also rock the house."

 

 

SEATTLE TIMES

"This rugged rock is the genuine article. No sham or pretense here, just solid presentation, inspired songwriting and a genuine, if occasionally deranged sense of humor. Daniels doesn't just sing a lyric, he seems to live it."

 

 

WASHINGTON POST

"Daniels and his One Eyed Snakes do make contact and in a variety of ways that suggest a return to the passion that gave birth to this music. He and his band deliver the material convincingly and with feeling. Listen to TOMBSTONE HAT, SKY-BOY and FAIR-WEATHER FRIENDS, and you'll find the spirit is alive and well."

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

"Humor, craft and high decibel rock and roll just doesn't get much better than this. Daniels is at his raspy best crooning BROWN EYED BEAUTY and TOMBSTONE HAT, but pulls off a remarkable reading of Dylan's HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED. A gem of a record, this CD should be the start of something big for Daniels and his mates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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