Diamond Daddio’s

Diamond Daddio’s (the) – Vauxhall A Go-Go

Diamond Disc 01 [2020]
Vauxhall A Go-Go – My Baby’s Gone – Who Put The ‘R’ – Diamonds From Outer Space

Diamond Daddio’s

Dave Prince (drums, backing vocals and screams) teamed up with guitarist extraordinaire Zac Zdravkovic, who also sings and plays double bass. The result is a four-track EP with three tunes penned by Diamond and an instrumental written by Zdravkovic.
Their pedigree is quite impressive; Prince played with Lee Gocher and the Sundowners, The Voo-Dooms, The Hi-Fi’s, The Untamed and Zdravkovic with the Jive Romeros, Hepchaps, Poker Dots and a couple more.
Vauxhall A-Go-Go kicks off with an Eddie Cochran kind of riff, and then the tune evolves into a Rockabilly/Rock’n’Roll full of contained tension and danger. Special credit must be given to Zdravkovic on this one. His guitar covers the whole gamut of the Rock’n’roll genre.
My Baby’s Gone has a melody reminiscent of Roy Hamilton’s Don’t Let Go with a more pronounced Rockabilly feel, and Johnny Burnette screams thrown in for good measure. Next is a celebration of the Rock’n’Roll genre, supported by perfect drums and a catchy guitar riff.
The final intro sounds like a cross between the Munster theme, Les Paul and some Surf music. All in all, the Diamond Daddio’s released a neat little EP.
I believe the pressings are now long gone, but you can try to catch it or listen to it on your favourite streaming platform.

Fred ”Virgil” Turgis

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