Southern Fryde Inc Hits a Home Run With The Release of Deep Fryde. By Bobbie Jo McClure
This is the very first release of Southern Fryde Inc, called Deep Fryde and it is fantastic. They take you on a journey of original southern and classic rock done……Canadian style! Southern Fryde Inc is from the border town of Sarnia, the DEEP south of Ontario. The guys in Southern Fryde Inc grew up on American radio, and have been lifelong fans of southern and classic rock. Their fresh sound is creating waves of approval from fans across many genres of music, especially the Southern Rock fans.
Often time it is tough for you to pick out a favorite tune on this CD because every song grabs you in one way or another. Why? It has everything….twin and triple lead guitars, bass and drums that move you, awesome piano and keys, songs that every one can relate to, and well put together tunes with thoughtful lyrics. It is the real deal! No gimmicks, just raw, pure Southern Fryde Inc’s brand of great Rock.
Track by Track Ratings:
Tear it Up in Texas: It’s hot with lead guitars and is actually getting great response from the folks down in Texas! Killer drums and bass too. 5 out of 5 Stars
Here’s to Hugh (A tribute to Hughie Thomasson from the Outlaws and Skynyrd): The guys hit the nail on the head with this tribute. If you love the Outlaws, you’ll get chills with this one. 5 out of 5 Stars
Free at Last: Catchy lyrics about breaking free of life’s struggles, Great guitar work and vocals. 5 out of 5 Stars
Working Late Again: Who doesn’t relate to this? 4 out of 5 Stars
Southern Songbird: Awesome guitars, and a true story so I am told. 5 out of 5 Stars
Another Fall Day: Sung by Stu Brandon, causes you to put yourself right into the song, you can almost feel the chill. 5 out of 5 Stars
Snow Stomp: is a rockin’ good time and it is about the funny ways that Southern Fryde Inc has witnessed the ritual of people trying to get the snow off their shoes (hmmm, picturing a funny video here for sure). Killer drums and bass, and a crazy, fun piano by Roy Cunningham. It is one of my favorites that I have to listen to every morning to get me up and going!! 5 out of 5 Stars
Fantasy: Loving Stu’s rich voice on this one! 4 out of 5 Stars
Blinding Loud: Real catchy chorus with Grand Funkish harmonies! Tight bass and drum work on this one too. 4 out of 5 Stars
You and Me: Upbeat love song, another great tune from Stu. 5 out of 5 Stars
My World: Ddroyd delivers great vocals here. Love the twin leads. It’s one of my very favorites. 5 out of 5 Stars
Bilderburg Blues: A jab at the “One World Government” folks. Love Ddroyd’s vocals and the killer keys by Roy Cunningham. 5 out of 5 Stars
You can tell from this CD that every member of Southern Fryde Inc had a blast doing this project, and you will really enjoy it.
If you like great rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Drive by Truckers, The Outlaws, Allman Brothers, and Molly Hatchett, Southern Fryde Inc’s release of Deep Fryde belongs in your collection right now. You are guaranteed to wear your CD out right from the get go. Did they hit a home run? No! More like a Grand Slam!