Black Dog Syndrome | Isolate the Cue

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Isolate the Cue

by Black Dog Syndrome

Edgy rock/swing tunes creating a buzz in the epicenter of new music - Raleigh/Durham, NC - hot sax, smokin' ax, and provocative lyrics.
Genre: Rock: Boogie Rock
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1. Hungry Dog
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2. Steps of Hell
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3. Driving With Her Knees
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4. Rescue Squad
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5. Isotope
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6. Sapphire Ring
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7. Wounded
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8. Oh My
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9. No Relief
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10. Elevator
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11. Identity Card
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12. Tight Squeeze
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Grown from rock, swing, and blues roots, Black Dog Syndrome plays all original music that has been called "provocative and edgy." New album of high-energy rockers, "gotta dance" swing songs, and sultry ballads, written by Kirk Ridge and produced by John Hanks and Mitch Easter, engineered by Mitch Easter at Fidelitorium Studio, released in March 2009.

2009 featured song on NPR's Car Talk. Finalist in 2008 Austin, TX songwriters' competition.

Mike Canale: sax - one of the top young sax men in the south. Alan Wilson: bass - hot blues/rock guitarist. Butch Colclough: guitar - guitar legend/amp guru. Kimmie Wilson: vocals - renowned NC blues/rock diva. John Pugh: keyboards - Welsh jazz composer. John Hanks: drums - everybody wants John on drums.
Kirk Ridge: vocals/guitar - celebrated singer songwriter.


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RadioIndy is proud to present Black Dog Syndrome a GrIndie Award for their CD "Isolate the Cue." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.

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Intriquing rock, swing, and blues
Like playing a long-misplaced album by Americana / Roots Rock stalwarts, NRBQ, Black Dog Syndrome’s debut CD, “Isolate the Cue” is at once both familiar and bracingly new. Over the course of 12 original tracks “Isolate the Cue” explores the myriad of secluded and obscure estuaries that make up the best of Americana; that is, the kind of smart and provocative elements of rock, R&B, blues, jazz, and other Southern influences that fires the imagination. In the biting sax tone of lead track “Hungry Dog,” the incendiary guitar of “Driving With Her Knees,” and the imagery-rich lyrics of “Steps of Hell,” a listener hears the components that made artists like The Bottle Rockets, B-52’s, Firewater and Southern Culture on the Skids so original and compelling. Eleven of the songs feature Kirk Ridge’s corrosive vocals to deliver taut and acerbic tales from America’s back roads, while co-lead vocalist Kimmie Wilson takes the helm on the engaging “Wounded,” offering up the kind of sing-along melodicism of Tom Petty’s finest work. Co-produced by legendary engineer Mitch Easter, Black Dog Syndrome’s “Isolate the Cue” is that kind of intriguing debut CD that’s sure to satisfy.