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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."
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."
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
YORK DAILY NEWS
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."
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."
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."
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."
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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