Dozi - Explodes with the Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

2008-08-13 19:21
 
My iTunes automatically classifies Dozi as "Easy Listening", which is a bit harsh. He's mellow, but with a soulful edge. Music critics will never listen to this CD, Dozi fans will (and should) buy it in the thousands. He's got a voice perfectly suited to folk rock singalongs, even if he has got execrable taste in shoes (Dozi is sponsored by Crocs? Well, I guess John Fogerty had a bad hairstyle, so it all fits.)

Dozi's cover of "The Midnight Special" is really good, a stand out song. The man sings like he means it, eschewing histrionics for solid empathy. Worth the admission price alone. Other highlights are a heartfelt version of "Who'll stop the Rain", which has to be one of the toughest songs to do justice.

Creedence weren't actually that popular a band in their day, being a little too conservative musically for the period, and a little too mainstream for critics' taste. The same could be said about Dozi's relationship with some parts of our music industry today. But hell, if a man sounds like he's singing songs he loves, he gets my vote.

- Chris Roper

Creedence Clearwater Revival fans will find nothing new here, and neither will Dozi fans really. But if you want to put on a "get me in the mood for beer and a steak" music, or you're starting a new bar with a long counter, a pool table, and a bargirl with country and western breasts and a bandanna, this covers album will do the trick perfectly.

FRIK WILLEMSE 2008/08/16 9:49 PM
bad moon rising EXCELLENT - DOZI SINGING BAD MOON RISING . NO MATTER WHAT SONG HE'S SINGING - ALWAYS A SUCCESS
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