The New Wave Of Classic Rock comes of age on the Dust Coda's Mojo Skyline

Mojo Skyline finds the Dust Coda channelling Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and Humble Pie

Dust Coda: Mojo Skyline
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There was always going to be an album that would come along and lift the much vaunted New Wave Of Classic Rock to a new level. And this could be it. 

The Dust Coda channel Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and Humble Pie in a mélange of 70s blues and funk rock. 

You can hear it all taking shape on highflying opener Demon. From here the flow is forthright and charismatic.

Dream Alright sounds like Lynyrd Skynyrd interpreted by Trapeze, Jimmy 2 Times and Bourbon Pouring have a sleazy attitude that recalls the Faces, It’s A Jam is a rousing smoker reminiscent of Nazareth. 

Predicated on John Drake’s massive vocals and Adam Mackie’s guitar slickness, Mojo Skyline is an exciting ride.

Malcolm Dome

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica, published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He died in 2021