JOE ELLIOTT’S DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ
Released July 13, 2010 (Mailboat Records)
CD Track List:
01. Golden Opportunity
03. Overnight Angels
04. Career (No Such Thing As Rock ‘N’ Roll)
05. England Rocks
06. Shouting And Pointing
07. By Tonight
09. Who Do You Love
10. One More Chance To Run
11. 3000 Miles From Here
12. Good Times
13. The Flip Side Of The Shameless Whelk
iTunes Bonus Track:
14. Golden Opportunity (live)
Joe Elliott – vocals, guitar and keyboards
Guy Griffin – guitars
Paul Guerin – guitars
Ronnie Garrity – bass
Phil Martin – drums
Keith Weir – keyboards
Produced by Joe Elliott. Co-produced by Ronan McHugh.
Down ‘N’ Outz are an English band featuring Joe Elliott from Def Leppard, Ronnie Garrity from Raw Glory and Quireboys members Paul Guerin, Guy Griffin and Keith Weir. The collaboration play covers of bands and artists related to Mott The Hoople — including Mott, British Lions and Ian Hunter‘s solo material.
The Down ‘N’ Outz opened for Mott The Hoople on their last 2009 reformation show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in October — that is all good, but how would the liveliness of such a project go over in the studio? Well, Joe Elliott took the Down ‘N’ Outz into the studio and tackled some of the Mott related material and the results are very impressive. The loose attitude is heard throughout the album and I’ll go as far as to say that Joe Elliott hasn’t sounded this good in years as the song selection fits his vocal range splendidly. Elliott really sells the project with his passion for the music coming through the speakers and the rest of the Down ‘N’ Outz follow suit with their flawless interpretations of the classics. The standouts of My ReGeneration are “Golden Opportunity”, “Storm”, “England Rocks” (aka “Cleveland Rocks”) and “3000 Miles From Here”.
Produced by Joe Elliott and Ronan McHugh, My ReGeneration is highly recommended. Who knows, this CD might even motivate you to check out the originals.
www.downnoutz.com – www.myspace.com/downanoutz – www.mailboatrecords.com
Reviewed by Ruben Mosqueda for Sleaze Roxx, July 2010