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Lynch Mob, 'Slow Drag' -- New Video

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments19 Comments
Holy crap! The new Lynch Mob album Sound Mountain Sessions is awesome. I've always loved Oni Logan's voice, and I think it really shines on the band's latest single "Slow Drag."


Lynch Mob just released the video for "Slow Drag" a couple days ago. The clip is a little weird. It sort of reminds me of a throwback video, maybe because of the fire and staging. In fact, I think the camera angles are very similar to those used in the Bonham "Wait For You" video. I think it's the whole musicians-standing-on-a-weird-platform-thing plus fire (and/or smoke).


Anyway, here's the Lynch Mob clip for "Slow Drag." Happy Friday!


Reader Comments (19)

We've been playing this CD in the car for about a week straight now. My youngest son nearly has the lyrics to "City of Freedom" memorized. It's a great disc.
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJT
I am no fan of Oni Logan when he is off his game (and dragging Lynch around like a school girl with an unexplainable crush). But I will admit it: this is a solid song. If Logan can stay _sane_ and Lynch can stay _focused_ imagine what is possible?!!?

Funny thing is, this has (and I claim no originality in noting what others have already noted on other sites) a Badlands vibe. I guess we could start playing a "Six Degrees" game with Gillen (given his continued influence and his minor involvement on The Scream's album). But that just gets me thinking about a Corabi and Lee pairing (which is another digression few are likely to care about).
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Love it. Very dynamic and bluesy. It definitely rocks
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
HIM - I definitely got the Badlands vibe, too! I didn't write about it because I figured people would think I was nuts or something. I haven't gone out and read other reviews of the disc. Maybe I will. I do love Badlands (which is why I think I hear them in a lot of songs when others may not).
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I totally agree with the Badlands comparison but I thought that about Wicked Sensation CD as well. Hey HIM...I'd love to see a Corabi/Jake E Lee pairing..they would be incredible together!
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJAT
The other video this reminded me of was Tesla - Heaven's Trail (No Way Out).
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKen
That bass player looks familiar :)

Ipod to drive to work song of the morning ~ Call of the Wild by Circus of Power (glam enough for ya ?)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHTNUFpXP34
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Cool song, and definitely a throwback vibe to the video. Ordered this and the solo GL e.p. from the label right after hearing this.

When GL is on he is awesome, and when Oni isn't f'd up he is pretty great too.
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack
Seen these boys point blank twice this year (so far). A buddy of mine who's a serious Blues player and disregards most Hair Metal (idiot!), once surprised me when he told me he could listen to George Lynch all day long. I'm sure he's lovin' this because of the "Badlands" vibe you guy's are hearing.

Though I love this for the same reasons, I always feel, as far as songs go (sans all the extended guitar leads that I come to the shows for), that Lynch holds back on most of the Lynch Mob stuff (except for maybe their scorching cover of Queen's "Tie Your Mother Down").

I'll take Lynch on Dokken's "Turn Up The Action" over any of Lynch Mob's material but I realize this is where George seems happiest and I'll take whatever I can get from one of my favorite guitarists ever!

Still, though, I don't get the love affair between Lynch and Logan that HIM adroitly points out. I know Don Dokken's voice is shot but so is Logan's pretty much these days, though I will admit he was a lot stronger during the Mob's searing performance at M3 than on The Monster's Of Rock Cruise.

Interestingly, Lynch was on Warp 10 for MORC and only on 8 for M3, though that's still plenty blistering, trust me! -- the only bands I caught live at M3 were Lynch Mob and RATT as I made a point to get up there in time for George! I do wish I caught Loudness and Stryper (again), however, but I will have another chance on MORC.

In th end, though I actually think Lynch is better than Slash, he should take a lesson from him -- actually be reminded by him -- to just lay the guitar leads right over Logan's lead vocals a la Guns'n'Roses without ever looking back!

And lastly, HIM! -- I am praying to The Metal Gods that Corabi and Lee would form a band. Now that would ROCK beyond all ROCK, indeed!

p.s. GNR! Not Glam. Quit with the Propoganda. You must be a Republicant! Foist something on us that ain't Glam and then ask a question implying that it is when it's clearly not. Still, Great 80's Hard Rock. Great Song. Got all the Circus of Power stuff and partied with 'em awhile around NYC. So why ask something you already know the answer to? Now, try this on for size, Sonny!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voDV3rSZhQg

Now that's GLAM! Wake Up!
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy ~ ??? It's just the best song that I hear in on my drive to work, that's all. The question just relates to the board of this is a glam site. It's almost comical because we already know what is glam to each and every one of us, we all have our own perception. I prefer my glam on the stuff I actually consider rocking and cool. Stryper ? to me their not glam because they ain't cool ? They are posers.

Not really sure where the republican slant comes in ? That's just ignorance. Enjoy your requests. The scream was a good reminder of a band I forgot about as I got busy with life. Keep em coming
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
I will be seeing these guys tomorrow,..along with Cinderella and Sebastion Bach,at DTE Mich...they were practically giving tickets away for this show...I saw Mob back in the day and it was an awesome show, hopefully they still are.
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertoddwiggy
Good response, GNR. But did you check out the link in my last comment?!

p.s. I didn't say Stryper are Glam, Bro. I just said I wanted to see 'em live at M3. I saw 'em on The Monsters of Rock Cruise and they're frickin' cool because of the guitar slingin' and comedy routine, man. I mean, throwin' Bibles in between Bolt Throwin' Metal Songs? That's just Trippin'. I like 'em because they have a total original concept, like KISS. And they frickin' CRANK!
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Toddwiggy -- Yeah, they still ROCK! George Lynch is an overlooked guitar genius!
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Speaking of Badlands: I think the thing with Gillen is that he was still in the process of developing a sound and a presence when he died. A pity really. Even those Sabbath demos hint at all kinds of possibilities.

Speaking of Lynch Mob: for whatever reason, I think Lynch feels like Logan is a perfect foil. He will pick up and dump other singers, jump around from band to band, and even get excited (likely for financial reasons) about a Dokken reunion (anyone who buys his arguments after-the-fact is delusional . . . he wanted that as bad as anyone wanted it), but he returns again and again to a singer who has let him down time and time again. It has to be some sort of weird musical synergy you don't get unless you are involved.

Speaking of Lee: he was really constrained when he was in the Ozzy factory. Badlands was a hint of what he was capable of when he had a free reign and a solid band. Even the early stuff with [Mickey] Ratt, pre-DeMartini, is solid.

Like I said previously, I can take or leave Logan. But this is a good track, and one that showcases why so many people continue to follow Lynch.
August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Pretty sure it's Lynch's guitar tone on this song that gives it the badlands vibe,at least for me. Cool song...
August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Very observational, HIM! Lee and Gillen! What a monstrous pair they were. Why, oh, why did I not see them in Badlands back in the day???!!!
August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I think Gary is right about the guitar. But I also think that Logan is sounding very Gillen-ish (the affectations on the end of lines, etc.).

And Metalboy!, Badlands is just one of many bands I wish I had a chance to see. Sea Hags is another (I can deal with any cringes that creates).
August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
HIM: Love Sea Hags! Got their eponymous album upon it's release back in the day and found a very cool DJ Promo CD of "Half The Way Valley" with an awesome illustration of a mermaid (different from the album cover art) on the cover. Shame they didn't stick around longer but I'm happy to see that album and a 17 Track "Live" album, "Live At CD Studios 1987", on iTunes.
August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
dont like this song at all, i have the 2 first cds of lynch mob and like those this just does nothin for me but a quick click to stop it
August 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie

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