Monday, July 9, 2007

the Rods wild dogs LP (1982)

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1. Too Hot To Stop
2. Waiting For Tomorrow
3. Violation
4. Burned By Love
5. Wild Dogs
6. You Keep Me Hangin' On
7. Rockin' n' Rollin' Again
8. End Of The Line
9. No Sweet Talk, Honey
10. The Night Lives To Rock

I was totally stoked to hear these guys, as they came from an area not to far away from where I grew up, Rochester NY (Rodchester). My guitar teacher, Henry of China White turned me on to the band in around 1982.
These guys were a three piece band that featured Ronnie James Dio's cousin, David "rock" Fienstein on guitar and vocals (I think he might have played in Elf with Dio, way pre Dio).
I guess these guys were a bit more "hard rocking" then a lot of other metal acts... But I still consider this to be NY's version of the nwobhm. If you dig bands like early Riot, Anvil, etc than you are going to love this shit. Totally hard edged and catchy metal/hard rock. Another fucking great record cover, that just drew me right into the band.

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  1. their self-titled,first album is great as well!

  2. The Rods yeah! Crank It Up!
    Unbeatable in their day, its good to see Dave and the boys arent forgotten today.

  3. I was just going to ask if the guy in the picture was Dio, looks a lot like him, you can tell the family treats within them. And the cover is pretty cool, that a nice Cerberus, each head looks pretty raw and evil.

  4. What a memorable band !! the best I've ever heard through many years!