Posted: Sat, 2005-12-31 15:14
...was Scare Yourself
I might be stepping on a lot of toes writing this, but I've been a great fan of D-A-D and a very active user of this discussion board up until Soft Dogs came out.
Scare Yourself is it for me. I needed something spectacular to save everything that the horrible record Soft Dogs spoiled. Unfortunately, the boys decided to sell out completely.
I know D-A-D needed money after the Wigwam catastrophy, and that the fans mostly complained that Soft Dogs was too soft.
However, I doubt that Scare Yourself was what most long time fans were missing. In my oppinion, D-A-D made a record with hard rock just to please the fans. There's nothing wrong with fanpleasing, but you should never let your fans decide what kind of music you should play.
Scare Yourself has 2-3 of the classic D-A-D songs that stays in your head for years. Again, it's a step up from Soft Dogs (that had none), but it's far, far away from the standards of EG and everything before that. And I think we can blame it on the fact, that nobody in D-A-D really gave a fuck about the music on this one, except that it had to be hard rock in order to sell more records.
Therefore this will be the last D-A-D record I ever buy or put on my wishlist. It's a sad way to depart from my year long favorite band.
Fuck you for ruining all your momentum D-A-D.
BtW: I'm sure you've heard this many times before. Sorry, but I needed to express the frustration.
Happy new year.