HOOKERS & BLOW, the now legendary project formed by longtime Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, recently hit the studios last year to record a covers album that will be released in 2021 via Golden Robot Records.
Now the band have dropped the fifth single off the album, a cover of The Zombie’s Time Of The Season, via Golden Robot Records.
Time Of The Season follows the release of the singles Shakin‘ (Eddie Money), Rocks Off (Rolling Stones) and Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie) and Trampled Underfoot (Led Zeppelin)
“We love the Zombies. Great band with a great name led by the incomparable Rod Argent and his keyboard wizardry. Time of the Season is an iconic song with a timeless message. It was our intention to try and honor them and all of that. To help get the word out and share the burden as well as the fun, the lovely Nadja picks up the lead vocals on this one.” – Dizzy Reed
Stream/buy Time of the Season HERE
The first single that hit our ears was an inspired cover of the Eddie Money classic Shakin‘. Shakin‘ finally saw the undeniable talent of Hookers & Blow shine through on their debut single. Hookers & Blow delivered the track with all the soul, honesty and depth of the original but in their own fashion, dripping with immaculate musicianship and flawless vocals.
Following Shakin’ was an energetic and rambunctious version of the Rolling Stones classic Rocks Off from the iconic double album Exile On Main Street.
Dizzy states: “If I had to pick one song to cover from the Stones, Rocks Offwould be it. Enjoy!”
The third single was an emotive version of David Bowie‘s Ziggy Stardust that truly and respectfully holds a candle up to the original.
Guitarist Alex Grossi comments, “‘Ziggy Stardust‘ has been in the Hookers & Blow live set since our very first show 17 years ago. We are really happy that we were able to capture the vibe of the way we do it live in the studio.“
Their fourth single, a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Trampled Underfoot was dedicated to their good friend and colleague, the late Frankie Banali, who passed away recently after a battle with cancer. A portion of proceeds from this single will be donated to https://www.pancan.org/
Guitarist Alex Grossi comments:“This song was added into our live set during our first residency at The Whisky A Go Go in 2013 for Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot) to come down and jam on, when it came time to picking songs to cover for this record, naturally we had this one on the list, with Frankie on drums.’’
The band has used producer Alistair James who recently worked with Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp on the newest Hollywood Vampires album.