|George Gakis (And Very Special Friends) - 'Too Much Ain't Never Enough' (Perris Records)|
|Written by Rob Watkins|
|Monday, 23 April 2012 04:30|
George Gakis has been a longstanding figure on the Greek rock music scene taking his influence from the likes of Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Scorpions and Winger amongst others.
The mellow sounds of the keyboard introduces 'I Married Trouble', an out and out American orientated rocking slice of tunage and, talking of influence, that 'Snake inspiration plays it large on 'Fame', an epic sounding piece that borrows musical elements from Mr Cov and the boys. The big production is of note with Mr Kip Winger co-producing, mixing and mastering the album, and speaking of Very Special Friends Joe Lynn Turner lends his lungs to the beautifully crafted commercial tune 'Street Of Broken Dreams', the mandolin intro and outro harping back to George's Greek origins.
'Days Of Rock 'n' Roll' is, in his own words, a tribute to the American rock 'n' roll scene of the '80s, while 'When Opposites Attract' features more of those aforementioned special friends with drumming legend Bobby Rondinelli and ex-Alice Cooper and current Ted Nugent bassist Greg Smith performing amidst a delicious string arrangement.
Title track 'Too Much Ain't Never Enough' is an uptempo rocker featuring very special friend, famed Scorpions and former Kingdom Come drummer, James Kottak. 'License For Love' kicks in with the cowbell, another "Here's a song for ya" moment, the slower well structured progressions of 'Under My Skin' highlight the depth of the songwriting talents on offer. 'Rebellious Son' and 'It Ain't Over Till It's Over' continue in musical strength with the latter a lighters in the air type of singalong affair, and a special mention should go out to the musical arrangement throughout the opus of Nick Zouros, ending with 'Mi Me Kitas', a traditional Greek arrangement sang in his native tongue but neatly assembled into a modern rock tune that concludes the release on a high.
Going on this fine collection of songs......Too Much Ain't Never Enough.
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