Last Of A Dying Breed
Now here’s a band that drinks way too much, never sleeps and doesn’t bath often enough. The scruffy trio of guitarist Steve Theado, bassist/vocalist Michael Hannon (Salty Dog, Hilljack, Dangerous Toys) and drummer Keith Pickens are determined to spread their own brand infectious rock n’ roll. Born from the loins of the legendary bar band Hilljack, American Dog waste no time invading the empty air between your speakers. Bursting with 4-ton balls Last Of The Dying Breed grabs ya by the throat and throws ya against the wall. Barely Half Alive starts the disc off landing a cheap shoot to the sternoplexus armed with the prowess of Ted Nugent joined by AC/DC as the backup band. Then the drinking songs kick in.
American Dog’s bread and butter lie in a never-ending string of live gigs so it’s only appropriate that three of the ten tracks on their debut CD are peppered with bar-band humor. Drinkin’ About You, Drank Too Much and Dog’s Life are cut from the rim of a port-a-potty with just enough sexy guitar licks to keep your foot stompin’ and your head bangin’. The title track, Last Of The Dying Breed, TV Disease and the Twisted Sister cover Under The Blade square off for ten rounds with meaty hooks and brass knuckles. Straight Jacket / Dwight Fry push one step further with just enough punk to cash in on the twisted and deranged.