RIFF RAFF – “Leaving D.C.”Jun 5th, 2012 | By Jan |
Medium / Title: CD/Leaving D.C.
Genre: Hard Rock
Label: SAOL / H’Art / Zebralution
Cataloguenumber: SAOL 100
01. Set Me Off
02. Hail The Rockin’ Man
03. Give’m Rhythm
05. I’m Not The One
06. Good Times – Bad Times
08. One For The Road
09. Miracle Man
10. We’re Only Here For The Beer
11. Long Live The Night
12. Leaving D.C.
13. Dance Or Die
14. We Came, We Saw, We Had A Ball
Steve Betteridge – Vocals
Ricky Grasser – Guitar
Zoltan Berta – Guitar
Andreas Schwacke – Bass
Andreas Schulz – Drums
Riff Raff were formed as an AC/CD coverband in 1997. Right off the bat they were successful and the number of concerts increased steadily. Also the scene wasn’t as flooded by AC/DC coverbands like it is today.
The number of fans grew and the area of influence broadened.
Today Riff Raff play concerts in all of Germany and Austria, and also a few in Switzerland and France.
Highlights in their carreer so far have been performances with famous bands such as Motörhead, Bonfire, Sweet, Roger Chapmann and Wolf Maahn.
At some point the band realized, that reaching the next step in their carreer was not within their reach, if they decided to only remain an AC/DC coverband. In the end the band decided to head into a new direction, the slogan being: “New CD, New Image, New Riff Raff.
Leaving D.C. says goodbye to the old school AC/DC sound and introduces a new Riff Raff, musically and visually. Of course the music they play is still Rock’n’Roll!
“For almost one full hour they hammer my speakers with a heavy, hard hitting pace and cool Rock n’ Roll.”
Powerofmetal.dk – 81 / 100
“Langeweile kommt hier nicht auf! Wer auf dreckigen, frechen, ehrlichen Hard Rock steht, sollte hier beherzt zugreifen!”
Meddazarock.ch – 9 / 10