LOGAN/ROBERTSON Revisited (2001)
Vocalist Oni Logan (ex-Lynch Mob) and guitarist Rowan Robertson (ex-Dio)
team-up with drummer Scott Coogan and bass player Spencer Campbell. At first
I did not like the album at all on first play but with every play it gets
better and better!
‘Luna’ is a swirling and heavy rocker, very much in the Led Zeppelin
mould but also like the Tea Party. The song builds nicely with some ultra
heavy riffing. A fine start to the album. ‘Here We Are’ has Oni sounding
like the Cult meets Led Zep with a bit of Bonham (the band) thrown in, but
it has it’s own original sound as well. ‘The Asylum’ again has ultra heavy
guitar coupled with some ‘spacey’ sounds to produce a brooding epic. Other
highlights include ‘The Forest’, a real psychedelic tune with a neat drum
pattern and the sheer bombast that is ‘Beggar’s Day’. Mellower moments come
in the form of the acoustic ‘If Memory Falls’ with it’s string backing and
‘Waiting On You’, with its breezy late 60’s folk feel.
A superb album - great vocals and guitar playing from the ‘old’ school of
Sabbath/Led Zeppelin/the Doors, bit of psychedelia but with modern bite. I
don’t know if this album is signed to a label but bit deserves a wider
audience. Good example of mixing classic rock with modern day sounds,
without alienating fans of either style. Fans of Led Zeppelin, the Cult, the
Tea Party, the Doors et al will love this.
Review by Jason Ritchie