Another month, another supergroup. Featuring Tracii Guns (LA Guns), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Eric Brittingham (Cinderella) – now replaced by Rudy Sarzo – and the youthful (less super) vocalist Brandon Gibbs (Cheap Thrill), DCA are less sleazy and more bluesy than expected.
Peaking early with the swift one-two of All My People and Boneyard, DCA’s strengths lie in delivering their grooves with a vintage Aerosmith-esque humping swagger, which is no bad thing.
For more cocksure strutting, look no further than I’m Living, featuring just a hint of a Mr Brownstone-like shuffling guitar lick, the heavy glam stomp of Back To The Drive and punchy closer Bad Decisions.
All of which is fine except that Goodbye Forever and All I Need sound exactly as their titles suggest and contribute to a mid-album dip. Characterless, lightweight slowies do no one any favours when a band sound more convincing rocking out.
Classic Rock 215: New Albums A-G