This past weekend in Taylor, North Dakota, they had the “Good Ol’ Taylor Days” festival. This event had an antique tractor display, tractor parade, antique tractor pull, and a classic car show. On Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. they had an outdoor concert with the band Rock Godz.
Many local people had been at the event all day Saturday and all day Sunday. There were not a lot of people that stayed for the concert. When the band Rock Godz began playing at 6:00 p.m., they sounded pretty much the same as most local bands, more or less, only they were playing Classic Rock, instead of Country Western.
For their first few songs, I wondered why the local people in Taylor even booked a Classic Rock band, what were they thinking? There were some local people that really wanted to be there, like this was the best thing that ever happened in a long time.
After a while, once the band had warmed up, they sounded very, very good, unusually and abnormally good. I will give some credit to their sound guy, and how they arranged everyone’s microphone and amplification. You could clearly discern each person’s vocals, guitar, and drum, separately. Each person and their instruments were clear and precise.
In many concerts, especially rock concerts, the volume and amplification is so high, that the precise, fine sounds are muted, and everything is blended together to make a very loud noise. Vocals, guitars, drums, all drown each other out and roll over top of each other. This was the clearest sounding rock concert that I had ever been to.
The lead vocalist, lead guitar, base guitar, and drummer were all very good, and they didn’t have anything to hide. Just the opposite, they made it so that you could hear each one of them individually, and hear how good they were.
In the past four years, I have been to between 80 to 100 concerts. I would rate the Rock Godz lead vocalist as being in the top 3, the lead guitarist being in the top 3, and the drummer being in the top 5, of everyone that I have heard in these 80 to 100 concerts, including Firehouse, Hair Ball, and 32 Below.
The band played from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., much longer than most bands play. They did it just because they enjoyed playing, and they were having a good time. I am going to give you a quote from the band’s website, because I agree with it 100%:
“A Rock Godz performance takes the audience on an over-the-top, wildly fun trip through the best eras of rock and pop music. Their 80’s-focused production (combined with classic and current rock/pop) creates an instant party scene where friends raise their glasses and sing along to their favorite songs – all night long! Rock Godz features music from all of your favorites, including Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Journey, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Poison, Prince, Bryan Adams, Led Zeppelin, Theory of a Deadman, Quiet Riot, Buck Cherry, Steel Panther…and many more!
Rock Godz is made up of professional, veteran musicians who have toured regionally and nationally with acts such as Jonah and the Wales, Wild Side, Mortal Chaos, Shameless Desire, Hollywood Blvd, 13th Step, Si6ks, A:POD, 80-D, and Driven By Design. Their extensive experience as rockers and performers has allowed them to share the stage with national acts including Dokken, Great White, Ratt, Slaughter, Firehouse, Jackyl, Saliva, Joey Belladona, Sevendust, Candle Box, Seether, Skid Row, Alice In Chains, Shinedown, Vince Neil, Brett Michaels, Krokus, American Head Charge, and more. Members have “rocked” some of the biggest stages around including Target Center, The Myth, First Avenue, and Whiskey a Go-Go (L.A.). Rock Godz is an experience you don’t want to miss! These guys know how to party!!!”