Default/The Fallout(2001)



Yeah Yeah Yeah ….Default from Vancouver released a real Solid Piece Of Rock back in 2002 called The Fallout. Course Chad Kroger had his easy Bake The Hits Oven Mitts all over this album as he was a co writer on many of the tracks.

Say what ya want man but a Great Song is a Great Song and there’s a good portion of those on this album….Oh yeah here are Chadwick’s contributions to The Fallout…

1. “Sick & Tired” (Default, Chad Kroeger) 2:59
2. “Deny” (Default, Chad Kroeger) 3:55
3. “Wasting My Time” 4:29
4. “Slow Me Down” (Default, Chad Kroeger) 3:23
5. “One Late Night” (Default, Chad Kroeger) 3:10
6. “Seize the Day” (Default, Chad Kroeger) 2:43
7. “Somewhere” 3:20
8. “Live a Lie” (Default, Chad Kroeger) 3:40
9. “By Your Side” 2:46
10. “Faded” (Default, Chad Kroeger) 3:23
11. “Let You Down”

Default Dudes are….

Dallas Smith – Lead vocals
Jeremy Hora: Guitars
Dave Benedict: Bass guitar
Danny Craig: Drums, Percussion

Yeah that’s Dallas Smith who has basically iced Default and has now gone into the whole Country(I really don’t give a Fuck about ) Rock as an solo act well that’s his deal but I will say his voice is one of the reasons this album still holds up well today in the year of 2016!

Smith can sing thats for sure as the opener on this album Sick And Tired proves as it’s a great track. It sets the tempo of the album. Some nice drumming by Craig and some nice picking courtesy of Jeremy Hora. That’s the thing with these guys. They play for the song so theres really no solos just 3 minute straight ahead rock tracks.  The Don’t Bore Us ..Get To The Chorus does indeed apply here!

Deny Is a well written track complete with another great vocal delivery by Smith and some cool snap happy Drumming and Bassing!The Bass Player Dave Benedict almost stole the show the two times i seen Default here in Tbay. First as openers for Nickleback and than a few years later Default opened for Staind and this dude is Wired to say the least he has the rock moves down pat but doesn’t come across as an Poser. Entertaining was the word I heard and yeah make no bones about it The Cat can play the 4 Stringer!

This album though at times slows the gears do as in the tune Wasting My Time. A pretty decent attempt at Radio Fodder which broke these guys into the US of TrumpA. Smith delivers it during the verse and yeah it’s a tune I can put up with and funny thing as it’s there biggest single and Chad K didn’t have his hands in this.

One song that Kroger did a cowrite with Default is Track 10 which is as I call them End Of Albums Gems and thats Faded. Wowzer’s what a ripping good track and the chorus is Friggin Gold and the lyrics are real good as well. Crank the video posted below!


Come to think of it I  bought all three of there Releases and the other two (One  Thing Remains and  Come And Goes)are decent as well.

The Fallout is one of those solid debut albums that if your looking just for some straight ahead Rock check this one out!

Lotsa of people out there in the Rock World have a problem with Nickleback. Why? I have no friggin idea. Too be fair to them I caught them when they showed up to Tbay plugging  there Long Road release and put on a decent show. I have not bought any of there recent stuff but whatever they still pack out  Arena’s ..I know Jompa digs em and no one bust his chops over it….well probably Ladano does….haha… 


14 thoughts on “Default/The Fallout(2001)”

  1. Jings! Staind! Mind them? My sister was into them for a while (not a good thing, she was / is also into Steps, Westlife and East 17). As a result I just discarded them as one of those ‘rock-bands-folk-who-don’t-like-music-like’.

    Anyhoo, as for this Default lot, I’ve never heard of them…

    … and Nickelback. Oooft.

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    1. Staind i saw live here in Tbay and ironically Default opened for them as well! Default was a Good band! There 2nd and 3rd album they did with out Kroger Aide and were solid albums as well but did to sell as well…


  2. LOL I don’t bring up Nickelback with Jompa! But he does see and comment on my FB posts!

    Sorry Deke you lost me on this one. I hear Nickelback every single day and I could tell you all the things I don’t like but I don’t want to rain on your parade! You like it and I’m not gonna poop all over that! People get on my case for liking Kiss all the time. Happened just half an hour ago actually!

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      1. yeah fair enough as so many sound the same…I have a problem with Theory Of Chad Kroger…them dudes shoplifted Krogerbacks left overs and spewed out those albums….tunes about strippers/bad girlfriends…..blah blah Gah!

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