Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal, Christian
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: KING'S X Title: DOGMAN Street Release Date: 01/18/1994
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Media Type: CD
Artist: KING'S X
Street Release Date: 01/18/1994
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A great effort from an unapppreciated band
Whitey D | Wilmington, DE | 06/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While King's X's fan base is incredibly strong and supportive, the general public have missed out on one of the best rock bands of the 80's, 90's, and now. Dogman is a bluesy hard rock album which occasionally takes a break to pump out some thoughtful and melodic ballads. Doug Pinnick dominates this album, and his singing is in tip top shape. He wails with abandon but never loses track of himself and the music. Ty Tabor's guitar playing is stylish and heavy, but at times gentle and restrained. Jerry Gaskill backs these two musicians up with strong drumming and percussion (not to mention helping out with those vocal melodies). Highlights include the heavy blues of Dogman, the heavy pop of Pretend, the gentle and meaninful Flies & Blue Skies, the wonderfully dynamic Fool You and the staggering melodic power of Ciggarettes, arguably the album's best track. This album is an incredibly strong offering of blues infused metal and hard rock mixed with some beautiful slow tunes. To miss out on this record is a sore mistake, and anyone with an appreciation for great rock n' roll with a heavy edge had best run to their nearest CD store and scarf this one up. Thanks for reading. (Like this review? Don't forget those nice helpful buttons below it...you want to hit yes don't you...yes...yes...)Dan :-D"
It should've won Album of the year
Daniel Hayes | Clermont, FL. USA | 06/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember delivering pizzas the day that this album came out, and the title cut was borderline violent. I'm like "This is King's X?" A month later I bought the tape, and of course I could never get enough of the title cut, but other songs came along too like "Shoes", "Pretend", "Sunshine Rain", and the other monster of a song "Human Behavior". This one blew Nirvana, Alice In Chains, and Soundgarden off the stage. It did good enough to bubble under the top 40 for awhile, but like Christian artists they don't mix too well on the regular charts. A real shame. This should've been album of the year."
The last great King's X CD
David Lerner | Columbia, MD USA | 02/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After separating from their longtime producer/manager Sam Taylor in 1991, King's X came thundering back in 1994 with what, in my opinion, is their strongest album. Atlantic Records set them up with Brendan O'Brien, who was one of the biggest rock producers of the time (most notably producing Pearl Jam's best work). O'Brien brought a sound that was more stripped down than their highly polished first four albums, and though it brought a different element to the band, it fit the songs on Dogman perfectly.
O'Brien's production brought Doug Pinnick's bass further up in the mix than it had ever been before, and peeled back the layers and layers of Ty Tabor's trademark guitar parts, until it was much more of a guitar/bass/drums trio. Gone are the occasional sitar riffs, crunching rhythmic breaks, and layers of guitar under Ty's solos that Sam Taylor had made into a trademark of the band's sound. The group's trademark three part harmonies are also pushed more onto the back burner as well. The result is a darker, heavier, and more raw sound for the band.
However, with the combination of musical influences that Doug, Ty and Jerry Gaskill bring to the table, King's X still maintain a unique flavor to their music. O'Brien's leanings toward grunge music, combined with the band's penchant for tight rhythms, Beatlesque harmonies, Doug's soulful vocals, and all-around top notch musicianship, make for a classic, and tragically overlooked, album."