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Dirty Honey 'When I'm Gone'

Dirty Honey is a new band from Los Angeles with a great classic rock vibe. They have a song called "When I'm Gone" which gives me hope and I am ready to hear more from them. Happy Friday. I am so glad it's time for the weekend.

Reader Comments (12)

I’ve been checking this band out for a while now. Not too shabby at all. Kind of an AC/DC type feel to it. They’re gonna be at Louder than Life the day I’ll be there, on Saturday. Good pick, Allyson! \m/
May 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
I hear a stonrg black crowes influence. Not bad, but that style is outdated. Hopefully they have something more uptempo
May 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
May 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
No disrespect whatsoever to Jeff -- I actually find their outdated style to be refreshing. They took the time to make the chorus sound completely different from the verses, and even found a way to squeeze in a small guitar solo over another different riff. Nice song craft while still keeping a good hard rock sound. the old drummer in me wishes that they used acoustic drums instead of drum triggers which would have given the production less of a ProTools sound, but that is a minor quibble with me. If the rest of the record sounds like this, I'm in!
May 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBob
I'm with Bob and Bk. I like it. Is it derivative? Sure. Sounds like Greta Van Fleet meets AC/DC. To me,that's a cool thing. Lol Thanks for this Allyson 👍
May 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Very cool sound-love the drums. I'm gonna check out some more...
May 17, 2019 | Unregistered Commentertexjay
Great find, Allyson! Is it derivative? Yes, you guys proved I wasn’t hearing things! Definitely, AC/DC mixed with Black Crowes, with a splash of Greta Van Fleet, which is kind of an unlikely combination when you think about it, as AC/DC is Hard Rock/Metal, Black Crowes are Southern Rock and Greta Van Fleet are Led Zeppelin freaks.

Yet, the combination is startlingly fresh and my instinct was to get this just released EP from Apple Music asap as soon as I heard “When I’m Gone”. I’ve now listened to the entire EP multiple times. They’ve also got another great tune, “Fire Away” which was released as a single sometime in 2018.

My only complaint is the singer can sound a tad generic at times but at least it’s a good kind of generic as there’s no taking away from the fact he’s got a KILLER voice!
May 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Geezus! Just listened to the EP plus “Fire Away” again and I swear, the singer sounds like Jeff Keith at times, hahaha!!!

Well, since Keith redeemed himself in Def Teslard when they put out that recent Phil Collin produced “Shock” album, I guess that’s not such a bad thing.

Man, I’m beating the h*ll out of this EP+! About to cue it up again!

Suffice to say, Dirty Honey is my new favorite shiny object!

p.s. Great logo, too!
May 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
FYI, Dirty Honey is playing Sonic Temple Art & Music Fest in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow, Sunday, May 19th at 12:40 PM!

Check out the rest of their tour dates, as they are playing a lot this Summer including several festivals, some dates opening for SLASH and quite a few more single bill dates at a lot of cool clubs throughout the country.

I might try to catch them in Port Chester, New York, which is a stone’s throw from NYC, if I’m up there for business. They strike me as a band not to be missed, if they’re playing near you!

p.s. Envious you’re seeing ‘em at Louder Than Life, BK! They’re gonna be KILLER!
May 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Could I get any more nuts over a new band?

I take it back. The singer doesn’t sound like Jeff Keith. He sounds better!

Wish there were stronger guitar solos. That’s one thing about that Van Fleet kid, as derivative as he is of Page, he really cranks it, whereas this dude is just noodling by comparison!
May 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
After listening to the EP plus Fire Away, I'm convinced that the guitar player is the grandson of Leslie West. He's definitely been listening to the right stuff.
May 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGogmagog
I just of this band today. My husband and I decided it's a blend of mostly Slaughter with a little Katmandu. F***ing AWESOME!!!!
July 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

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