Spiders & Snakes - London Daze

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Dead Line Music/Cleopatra Records
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 40:14:00

This is actually Spiders And Snakes' 5th album. This band is led by vocalist/guitarist Lizzie Grey, who some might remember from the band London from the early 80s and as a songwriter for/with the likes of Motley Cr?e, Blackie Lawless (WASP), Izzy Stradlin (Gun's 'N' Roses). London Daze also features 3 bonus songs from the first London demo featuring the classic line-up of Lizzie Grey, Nikki Sixx from Motley Cr?e and Nigel Benjamin (Mott the Hoople). Lizzie was also in D'Molls which might be familiar to some of you.

What we get here is raw, hard-hitting, sleazy glamrock. Lizzie is still delivering the goods. Nothing new under the sun here, but fans of this kind of music will definitely get a kick out of this. Although not all songs set the party mood through the roof, there are enough goodies here to be entertained. For example a great new version of "Public Enemy #1," that Lizzie co-wrote with Nikki Sixx. The demo tracks from 1980 do have rather poor sound, but still are great tracks.

Fans of sleaze and glam ought to have this one in their collection. Perhaps not the best sleaze CD ever released, but certainly one of the better ones. And considering the demo tracks as well, this is a safe purchase.

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

London Daze / Nonstop Rock / Party In Hollywood / Radio Stars / Don't Know When To Stop / Public Enemy #1 / Run, Run, Run / Elvis' TV / Rock And Roll Queen (live) / 2000 Rock & Roll / Nobody Loves You Like I Do* / Straight From The Heart* / Dream Girl*

* bonus demo track

Lizzy Grey - vocals, guitar
Doug E. Sex -guitar
Leigh Lawson - bass, samples
Timothy Jay - drums, background vocals


A. Castillo
Nikki Sixx
Nigel Benjamin

Arachnomania (1991)
Arachno 2 (1992)
2000 Retro (1993)
Oddities (1995)
Astropop (1997)
London Daze (2000)
Hollywood Ghosts (2005)

Genre: Other

Origin US

Added: February 20th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
Artist website: www.spidersandsnakes.net
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Language: english


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