Riverdogs was a band from Los Angeles that formed in 1989. They managed to impress Whitesnake’s Vivian Campbell, who agreed to produce their first demo and contribute to their first (self-titled) release in 1990. Although the album received good reviews, the record label did little to promote the band, so they never really took off. Their follow-up album, Bone, was released in 1993.
Riverdogs was not your traditional metal band. Some fans may describe them more of a hard rock band than a heavy metal band, and we can see why. They mixed things up between heavy metal, hard rock, and even soft rock. Riverdogs was a talented band. Talented enough so that years later (2003), Vivian Campbell joined the band as a full-time member. Their latest album, World Gone Mad (2011), is in some ways a contemporary flavoring of their earlier albums (we liked it enough to buy it). The Riverdogs Discography is as follows:
- 1990: Riverdogs
- 1993: Absolutely Live
- 1993: Bone
- 2011: World Gone Mad