Saturday, February 14, 2009

Like A Dog (Izzy Stradlin)

Izzy's punk album - except it's not a punk album.

Really, it sounds like the rest of Stradlin's solo work except it's way more aggressive, and the lyrics are a bit simpler.

Back in 2002, when Velvet Revolver was still known as "The Project," Izzy brought many of these songs in for Slash, Duff and Matt to try out. As we all know, Izzy ultimately decided not to join VR, and this batch of songs made it onto Like a Dog instead.

It's no coincidence that VR's "Do it for the Kids" and Izzy's "Bomb" have the same guitar riff.

This album almost didn't see the light of day. Izzy recorded the album in the Spring of 2003, but sadly, it was never released. In October 2005, however, a fan assembled a petition of over 1000 signatures and got Izzy to make the tracks available!

Currently, the collection is available only at the iTunes store.

My favorite cuts are "Chop Away" and "Win U Lose."

You can listen to /watch to 7 out of the 10 songs on YouTube.




"Just Don't Know"

"Chop Away"

"Win U Lose"

"On the Run"

Related: Izzy Rolling Out "Dog" Days

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