A powerful reminder of the descent into darkness that comes with drug addiction.
Founded by the songwriting team of Paul Barrere and Roger Cole, with the idea that it would be nice to have a company where creation, imagination and quality could be the only guidelines that had to be followed. The magic began when Paul and Roger decided to write some songs together, just to see what would come of the collaboration. Over time they found that their combined styles yielded some interesting music, which inevitably led to their debut album titled “Riding the Nova Train”.
After many years of experience in the music industry, both Paul and Roger, have no lack of understanding the amount of responsibility, both financial and time, required to get exposure for a new music project in today’s markets. Still wanting the ability to create, promote and share new material without being forced to adhere to mainstream music guidelines set forth by larger labels and distributors, they created Better Daze Records.
In October 2014, Paul Barrere and Roger Cole released the single “Bad Blood” from a 3-track collection called “Who’s Right”.
Electric or Acoustic guitar music touches a membrane deep inside me that seems to exist for the purpose of resonating this sound alone. I’m sure every lover of great guitar music knows what I am talking about. Ever since I discovered that membrane years ago, I have been on the look for that special sound; be it straightforward rock, blues or folk music. However, in a time when the radio airwaves are flooded with both electronic and synth-based music, it isn’t always easy to find. Then one day I heard Paul Barrere and Roger Cole and my membrane resonated – all the more, because this was not only a great guitar-based music, but the musical style seemed to defy classification too.
“Bad Blood” sits somewhere between rock and blues, with a swampy, dirty acoustic-driven rhythm and harmony. Reminding of Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle” era. This fiery and fuzzy track really puts me in the mood of days gone by; too many days gone by!
“Bad Blood” is melodic, clever and organic. Right now these guys are just about as good as rock entertainment gets. If you’re sick of the computer-induced quantized music, this is an excellent single that will appeal to a wide range of real music lovers, due to the basic instinctive likability of this guitar-driven arrangement that keeps true to its organic roots and steers away from what I call electronic ‘artificial insemination’ and other glossy, technological wizardry.
“Bad Blood”, which was written as a powerful reminder of the descent into darkness that comes with drug addiction, confirms that Paul Barrere and Roger Cole are about substance more than semblance. And in today’s marketplace, that’s a mean feet indeed!