Tracks Of The Week results: It’s Doogie vs Dan for the No.1 spot
Our latest Tracks Of The Week poll developed into a two-way fight between Doogie White & La Paz and Dan Reed for the top spot.
And the winners are… Doogie White & La Paz! Their song Don’t Drink With The Devil polled an impressive 18.85% of the total votes cast. Second was Dan Reed’s Signal Fire with 14.76% of votes, followed by Tracer at No.3 and the Mercy House at No.4.
Check out the full results below – and keep your eyes on the Classic Rock website for a brand spanking new TOTW poll, coming soon!
1. Doogie White & La Paz – Don’t Drink With The Devil (18.85%)
The track is taken from the band’s latest album, The Dark And The Light, due out on May 27 via Metal Mind Productions. Former Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen singer White formed La Paz in Scotland in 1984. A few years ago he reactivated the band with guitarist Chic McSherry, bassist Alex Carmichael, keyboardist Andy Mason and drummer Paul McManus. They released Granite, their first recording since splitting in 1988, last year.
2. Dan Reed – Signal Fire (14.76%)
Signal Fire is the title track of Dan Reed’s recently released second solo album. After a one-off Dan Reed Network reunion show last New Year, he’s announced a DRN headline appearance at the Enchanted Festival near London in October.
3. Tracer – El Pistolero (12.04%)
Tracer won the Best New Band award at the 2012 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour and this is the video for the title track of their new album, which was released May 6 via Provogue. A classic power trio in every sense of the term, theirs is a sound that merges the desert rumble of Kyuss with the epic scope of Zeppelin, topped off with a hint of grunge’s malevolence.
4. The Mercy House – My Disease (9.42%)
This track is taken from the Mercy House’s debut album A Broken State Of Bliss. The band describe themselves thusly: “We are just five guys in London making music, we dislike limited thinking in any way, we are opinionated and we have a message we want to share.” Fair enough. The Mercy House play the Classic Rock Live & Unleashed night at London’s Borderline with Idiom on May 14.
5. Rival Sons – Wild Animal (8.06%)
This is a fan-made video for Rival Sons’ latest single Wild Animal from the album Head Down. The band put together the clip from fans’ competition entries. Drummer Michael Miley comments: “So check it out. Before our recent European tour, we asked our fans to submit 20-second clips inspired by the song Wild Animal. What a riot it was going through these! Now we present to you the culmination of our fans’ hard work and creativity on ‘The Official Wild Animal Fan Clip’.”
6. Ulysses – Taxi Driver (6.18%)
This is taken from Ulysses’ album Kill You Again, the follow-up to 2011′s Everybody’s Strange. The band say: “It’s steeped in Roger Moore era Bond – there’s even an imaginary Bond theme with a reggae middle-section. Take that, Adele! Quirky pop delights and to-die-for big riffs bring to mind everyone from Mick Ronson, Lindsey Buckingham and Thin Lizzy to Supergrass.”
7. Queens Of the Stone Age – I Appear Missing (4.82%)
Queens Of The Stone Age have released a video for new track I Appear Missing. It’s taken from upcoming album …Like Clockwork, QOTSA’s first record since 2007′s Era Vulgaris. It features guest appearances from Dave Grohl, Elton John, Trent Reznor and many others. The band will play the Download festival at Donington on the weekend of June 14-16.
8. Valentiine – Chucky (3.14%)
Australian all-girl trio Valentiine will release their self-titled debut album via Integrity Records on July 1, preceded by new single Chucky on June 17, alongside their first headline UK tour. Chucky (with its memorable chorus of “And I chuck-chuck-chuck… and I chuck my guts up”) follows debut single Love Like which you can check out here.
9. Pinnick Gales Pridgen – Collateral Damage (3.04%)
Pinnick Gales Pridgen have released a video for their track Collateral Damage. It’s taken from the self-titled album of the supergroup power trio, featuring bassist dUg Pinnick of King’s X, guitarist Eric Gales and ex Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen. Pinnick says: “This record is three guys, with music in us, who said, ‘Let’s go for it.’ It was built upon raw energy.” The album was released in February via Magna Carta.
10. Bon Jovi – What About Now (2.83%)
Bon Jovi have released a video for the title track of their latest album. To be honest, there’s not much to say about this well-filmed but somewhat sterile performance clip, which is interspersed with monochrome fly-on-the-wall offstage footage. The song itself is bogstandard easy-listening Springsteen fare. (We’re not selling this very well, are we?) Guitarist Richie Sambora features in the video, albeit in a succession of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them clips. Sambora is not currently part of Bon Jovi’s touring line-up for reasons that remain mysterious.
11. Status Quo – Bula Bula Quo
12. Reckless Love – Night On Fire
13. = Kadavar – Come Back Life
13. = Orchid – Wizard Of War
15. The Sword – Cloak Of Feathers
16. New Device – Save Your Life
17. Holy Grail – Ride The Void
18. Stone Gossard – Both Live
19. Iron Tongue – Lioness
20. What Now – If Looks Could Kill
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