This Philadelphia based band was founded by Dean Davidson when he left Britny Fox. Heart of the City Black Eyed Susan is: Dean Davidson — Vocals Rick Criniti — Guitar Tony Santoro — Guitar Eric Levy — Bass Chris Branco — Drums. We could define their sound as some kind of Cinderella meets The Rolling Stones as you will realize listening to their only release Electric Rattlebone, an album full of groovy tunes and with the highlight of the monster ballad Ride With Me used for the soundtrack of the movie Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man featuring Mickey Rourke and Don Jonhson. Reviewed by for , March 2004. From a musical perspective, Blackeyed Susan was probably a couple of steps above Britny Fox. This under rated gem has been out of print for years.
Musically this album reminds the listener of bands like the Black Crowes and London Quireboys. Review: Electric Rattlebone is the freshman outing from vocalist Jerod Dizzy Dean Davidson upon his departure from Britny Fox. The band had more of a bluesy rock sound in the vein of Aerosmith, that the hair metal sounds of Britny Fox. This song incorporates a middle eastern flair in the guitar sound, which is kind of cool. None Of It Matters 04. None of It Matters 4. It has catchy lyrics, good guitar work, and a very good beat.
Blackeyed Susan also features Cinderella keyboardist Rick Criniti on guitar. The metal screams that were commonplace on the Britny Fox albums were also gone. Heart Of The City Band: Dizzy Dean Davidson — vocals, guitar and harmonica Rick Criniti — guitar, sitar and vocals Tony Santoro — guitar and vocals Eric Levy — bass and vocals Chris Branco — drums and percussion Additional Musicians: Dave Barlow — keyboards Randy Cantor — piano, strings, bagpipes, organ and accordion Andy Kravitz — percussion Jay Levin — pedal steel guitar Mike Miarano — strings Erin Cain — background vocals Charlene Holloway — background vocals Annette Hardeman — background vocals Production: Produced by Randy Cantor. This band was talented and deserved more recognition; it was just another case of arriving on the rock scene too late. .
Electric Rattlebone receives two thumbs up! This song is one of my favorites on this record. Mercury Records pulled the plug on their tour, and Blackeyed Susan crashed and burned. The first single released from this album was None Of It Matters written by Glen Burtnick and lately covered by Open Skyz. Even though the music on this disc was superior to anything else Dean Davidson had done previously, this album was a commercial failure. .
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