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Sick Puppies

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:02 pm

Sick Puppies – Thursday, July 17 at 3pm

Shim Moore – lead vocals, guitar
Emma Anzai – bass, backing vocals
Mark Goodwin – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Sick Puppies formed in 1997 in Australia while Shimon (Shim) Moore and Emma Anzai were still in high school. At first, Moore was on drums and Enzai played guitar. But when Chris Meleski joined on drums, Enjzai changed to bass and Moore moved to guitar and vocals. The trio released an EP called Dog’s Breakfast in 1999. In 2000, they entered their song “Nothing Really Matters” in the Australian band competition Triple J Unearthed. Co-winning the contest allowed them to release their debut album Welcome to the Real World in 2001. When their label folded, Moore and Anzai decided to move to Los Angeles, partly because of the encouragement from legendary music photographer Robert Night. Night put them in his film Rock Prophecies, a rock documentary. Drummer Mark Goodwin joined the band during this time. They signed with Rock Mafia records and released Dressed Up As Life in 2006. A video of the song “All the Same” featured in the Australian movement Free Hugs Campaign helped the band receive and sales of the album took off. The song reached #8 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and the album went #4 on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. “My World” (#20) and “What Are You Looking For” (#34) also charted. The ablum Tri-Polar followed in 2009. It entered the US at #31 on the Billboard 200 and went on to spawn 3 top 10 Mainstream Rock hits and another that hit #20. The highest charting were “You’re Going Down” at #2 and “Riptide” at #3. In March 2011, the band switched things up a bit with an acoustic EP of 7 reworked songs from Tri-Polar titled Polar Opposite. Their latest album, Connect, was released on July 16, 2013. It entered the Billboard 200 at #17 and has had two top 20 Mainstream Rock hits with #15 “Gunfight” and #2 “There’s No Going Back.” This will be the band’s first appearance at Moondance Jam.

Albums
2001 Welcome to the Real World (No Chart)
2007 Dressed Up as Life #181
2009 Tri-Polar #31
2011 Polar Opposite (EP) #94
2013 Connect #17

Singles
2006 All the Same #8 Alternative, #36 Mainstream
2007 My World #20 Alternative
2008 What Are You Looking For #34 Alternative
2009 You’re Going Down #11 Alternative, #2 Mainstream
2009 Odd One #15 Alternative, #6 Mainstream
2010 Maybe #6 Alternative, #20 Mainstream
2011 Riptide #14 Alternative, #3 Mainstream
2013 There’s No Going Back #24 Alternative, #2 Mainstream
2013 Gunfight #15 Mainstream
2014 Die to Save You #46 Mainstream

Setlists
April 18, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Die to Save You
Cancer
There’s No Going Back
Odd One
All the Same
Riptide
Connect
My World
Too Many Words
Maybe
Gunfight
Pitiful
Nothing Really Matters
War
Deliverance
All My Life (Foo Fighters cover)
You’re Going Down

April 22, 2014 in Manchester, England
Die to Save You
Cancer
There’s No Going Back
Odd One
All the Same
Riptide
My World
Connect
Maybe
Gunfight
Pitiful
Nothing Really Matters
You’re Going Down

Did You Know?

Moore and Anzai first met after double booking a music room in high school.
The name for the band came to Moore when he say his father reading the Carl Hiaasen book Sick Puppy.
Their debut album was supposed to have a humorous cover of Destiny’s Child’s song “Say My Name.”
However, Destiny Child’s record label threatened a lawsuit.
The song was eventually leaked on the internet and has been played in concerts.
An “All the Same” video featuring the Free Hugs Campaign, along with a live performance, was #7 on Fuse TV’s Number 1 Countdown.
“You’re Going Down” was featured in WWE’s Extreme Rules and Smackdown vs. Raw 2010.
The song was also featured in two movies in 2010, My Soul to Take and Tekken.
“That Time of Year” was featured in the TV show NCIS.
Music Photographer Robert Night talked the band into moving to LA to pursue their career.
This is featured in his movie Rock Prophecies and helped the band in their pursuit of an American Record deal.

My Take
If you read my preview of Skillet, you know that I had no idea that Skillet was Christian because I don’t really listen to lyrics very often. Well, I have heard enough to tell you that Sick Puppies is NOT a Christian rock band. They definitely like to cuss and the F word just might be their favorite. I wasn’t sold on the band until I heard “Gunfight.” From then on I was hooked. I can’t wait to hear that song on the jam stage. They have had a good run of hits the last 8 years and people will be surprised how many songs they have heard by the band (as long as you listen to current rock radio). They were at the bottom of my list only because I didn’t really know their music. Now that I have become familiar with them, they have moved up my list. They play a very diverse brand of rock for sure. For heavier stuff check out “Your’re Going Down” and “Gunfight,” if you are looking for a more melodic sound give a listen to “Maybe” and “Riptide,” and if you are looking for a slower sound listen to “All the Same” and “Connect.” I have said before and I will say again that Thursday is one of the best lineups in Moondance Jam history, especially for fans of rock from the last 20 years. They are going to kick off in style what I think will be an historical day at Moondance Jam.

There’s No Going Back http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLvHws3wzi0
You’re Going Down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liW-kWFi ... GrgbDjb3P7
Maybe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFhRowkN ... P7&index=2
All the Same http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFhRowkN ... P7&index=2
Riptide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFOtX3Vk ... P7&index=5
My World http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtka8jXL ... GrgbDjb3P7
Odd One http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgbv3d-k ... GrgbDjb3P7
Gunfight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ixlPowYRpw
Die to Save You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ5b5SikTaw
Connect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2MoFQmsIjA
Nothing Really Matters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpL82ERH1AI
War http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTTxtneonq8
Deliverance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOQCRz9ZU1c
Too Many Words http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcURHDb4n54
The music brought me to Moondance Jam. The people bring me back.
View my profiles of this years' bands at: viewforum.php?f=38
View profiles of past bands at: viewforum.php?f=7
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Re: Sick Puppies

Postby The TyGuy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:58 pm

I've seen the Sick Puppies once before. Again, I didn't appreciate them as much as I maybe should have. After reading Chris's review of this band and listening to some of the songs, I think I really like them!! I may just have to find their "Connect" cd along with some others. This year I'll have to be sure I pay more attention to them. Thanks Chris!!
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Re: Sick Puppies

Postby The TyGuy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:12 pm

I want to add that it REALLY helps me to appreciate a band better when I can read the lyrics along to their songs. That is why I'm starting to like the Sick Puppies even more. I have their song "I Hate You" (Little Hobbit's favorite love song by them) on my ipod. After watching their video of the song along with the lyrics I'm glad I have that song on my ipod. Time to start finding the Sick Puppies cds!!
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Re: Sick Puppies

Postby gopherboy6 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:06 pm

Tri-polar is an awesome cd and I am really looking forward to these guys.
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Re: Sick Puppies

Postby The TyGuy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:22 pm

gopherboy6 wrote:Tri-polar is an awesome cd and I am really looking forward to these guys.


There's a girl in the group too so I hope you're looking forward to her as well.
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Re: Sick Puppies

Postby Doug » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:04 pm

The song in the set list I've heard most is Odd One, probably because I started streaming 93X while up in Bemidji around the time this song was peaking. My favorite is the one they closed with in the set lists listed here, You're Going Down.

I went to see these guys as an opening act with Shinedown at Northern Lights in Walker a handful of years ago with our Hobbit. I had never heard of Sick Puppies and Shinedown had a couple of hits. In retrospect, it may have been the biggest 'bang for the buck' event I've been to, considering the continuing rise of both after this tour. The Sick Puppies were available after the show in the lobby to sign autographs/merchandise. I had Hobbit's Tri-Polar CD to have signed for her. As I got closer and closer in line (d@mn cellophane wrap), I got desperate, used force....got it open, but cracked the case and dropped it. I was close enough to the band that it got security's attention, but all was okay. Got it signed. Got a smile out of Emma. I just wish I had a crystal ball at the time; would've shook hands and got pics.
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Re: Sick Puppies

Postby gopherboy6 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:49 pm

Ty "funny" guy!
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