Monthly Archives: March 2012

DEEP PURPLE – Total Abandon – Australia ’99

Deep Purple - Total Abandon

Just what the world needs another live Deep Purple album I hear some cry! But wait, this one was recorded back in 1999 in Australia and was previously only available in that country or in the ‘Around The World’ DVD … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Album round-up: IMPERIAL LEISURE, BRETON

Imperial Leisure – Death To The One Trick Pony (Steamrolle ) This is the second album by Imperial Leisure and was funded by pledges from their fanbase to get the recording out. The band are a mix of SKA, punk … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Clive Nolan newsletter March 2012

CRS Best Keyboard Player of 2011 He did it again! In March 2012 Clive collected his seventh Classic Rock Society award for the Best Keyboard Player of the year. The award ceremony was concluded with Arena live show, which pleased … Continue reading

Posted in Album News, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

ROADMASTER re-issues

Sweet Music/Hey World Fortress Rock Candy 2012 Formed in the early 70s and releasing their first debut album in 1977, Roadmaster are a fine melodic hard rock group who should have been huge. Sweet Music, the second album from 1978 … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

DAKOTA re-issues

Dakota/Runaway Rock Candy 2012 Formed by vocalists / guitarists Jerry Hludzik and Bill Kelly, this band had their roots in the early 70s as ex members of The Buoys and Jerry Kelly Band, before signing to Columbia and releasing their … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

TED NUGENT live albums

Motor City Mayhem 4/5 Sweden Rocks 4/5 Armoury Records 2012 Previously issued on DVD, Motor City Mayhem is Motormouth’s 6000th concert, recorded on Independence Day 2008 in his home town of Detroit. On CD for the first time and my … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

FOGHAT re-issues

Foghat / Foghat aka Rock And Roll  5/5 Energised / Rock And Roll Outlaws  5/5 Fool For The City / Night Shift  5/5 Edsel 20120 WOW – a reissue campaign by my favourite band, now this is a good weekend. … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dougie White & La Paz – Granite

Metal Mind Productions 2012 Summary : Former Rainbow singer revisits his earlier band with impressive results I’m one of those Rainbow fans that rates the 1995 album “Stranger In Us All” as inferior to only the Ronnie James Dio fronted … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Album review: LARRY MILLER – On The Edge

Long time Get Ready To ROCK! favourite Larry Miller returns with his seventh album, another that demonstrates its creators love of the guitar greats like Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan et al…. and boy is this one a real grower! … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GRACE – Stealing Kisses

Another fresh faced young band looking for success and this four piece Grace may just edge a very crowded musical field. This lead track of their EP has a Status Quo approved guitar riff running through it and wait until … Continue reading

Posted in Single and EP reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

KING MOB – Force 9

SPV 2012 This band were formed by vocalist Stephen Parsons and guitarist Chris Spedding (both ex Sharks), also featuring former Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers and original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock. The music mixes rock’n’roll, beat and a myriad of … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged | Leave a comment

THE POPES – New Church

Shake The Tree records 2012 Originally formed as Shane McGowan’s post Pogues backing band, current line-up are fronted by guitarist/vocalist Paul MadDog McGuiness and, alongside the twin guitar, feature a mandolin and fiddle. The immediate feel of the opening track … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged | Leave a comment

COUNTING CROWS – Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation)

Cooking Vinyl 2012 Multi platinum alternative rock and Counting Crows have released their first independent label studio album and it is a 15 track set of covers, many highlighting the band’s influences (surprisingly no REM here). Kicking off is Romany … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged | Leave a comment

HIEROSONIC – The Media Taught you That

Soundmine Musicworks /Membran 2012 New single, from the band’s new album, this is underground rock at the mainstream /trendy end. Indi guitar rock/pop meets alternative with punchy vocals and a slight jangly touch. Plenty of attitude, but not enough melody … Continue reading

Posted in Single and EP reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

LULEY – Today’s Tomorrow

AOR Heaven 2012 Centred around the talents of singer, guitarist and keyboard player Klaus Luley (ex-Craaft and Tokyo) this is some fine and classy melodic rock. Opener “Can’t Live Without You” is a big number, and “Mountain Of Love” dips … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

MICKI FREE ELECTRIC BLUES – Tattoo Burn

Cargo Records 2012 Micki Free is a native American blues guitarist who you probably heard as a member of Shalamar (yes really) and Crown Of Thorns. But here, solo, he’s a rather good blues guitarist heavily influenced by Muddy Waters, … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

URIAH HEEP – Official Bootleg Vol 5: Live In Athens, Greece 2011

Ear Music/Edel 2012 The latest live instalment of the Heep legacy kicks off in fine fashion with “Overload”, a solid number, but by the sound of the banter, we’re already  a numbers into the show. The UK prog organ grinding … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Queen Extravaganza announced

Drummer Roger Taylor has taken on the role of serving as producer and musical director for the Queen Extravaganza, an “Official Queen Tribute Show,” which will hit clubs and theaters across North America this summer. “The Queen Extravaganza will not … Continue reading

Posted in Festivals & Large Events, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New band Grace release their debut single ‘Stealing Kisses’

381861_347558198607615_342321069131328_1352977_194307760_n

Grace Stealing Kisses  30.04.12 “Lenny Kravitz meets Status Quo meets Led Zepelin. It works.” Venue Magazine “I woke at 4 in the morning with the chorus ‘breaking hearts and stealing kisses’ singing in my head. (Josh J Macrae. Producer for … Continue reading

Posted in Album News, NEWS | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Interview with KONTRUST

Q’s fielded by Chris Martin, replies from Kontrust’s Stefan What makes Kontrust tick? Is there method to the madness? Well, you take a hefty dose of rock’n’roll, throw yourself down the rabbit hole and just before you reach the wonderland, … Continue reading

Posted in PURE METAL (All posts), Pure Metal/Interviews | Tagged | Leave a comment