Strangely for a relatively new band, Gene The Werewolf, have captured that big mid to late ‘80’s vibe perfectly. Don’t be fooled by the off the wall name as the band seamlessly blends the feel of mid-career KISS, Hagar fronted Van Halen and maybe even an updated Warrant.
Formed in 2006, the Pittsburgh based 5-piece band’s latest album “Rock n’ Roll Animal” is what you could call a Saturday night record- that party feel that sums up what rock n roll is all about in the first place.
Opening with the statement of intent that is “Wicked Love”, title track “Rock n’ Roll Animal” and “I’ve Got The Love” are just two good examples of everything I’ve already said above. There is a slight feel of Airbourne to “I Only Wanna Rock n’ Roll” and more than a touch of Darkness (in a good way though!!) to “Superhero” and “Heart of Steel” whilst “Light Me Up” has an intro that is worthy of Winger at their peak.
Other highlights on “Rock n’ Roll Animal” include “Firecracker” and “Give It Up” – “Ruffneck Woman” is better than the title suggests and the album is closed by the piano led “Ballad of Gene” (unfortunately not a tribute to everyone’s favourite ‘80’s icon- Gene Hunt!!).
In “Rock n’ Roll Animal” Gene The Werewolf have the tools to open many doors as this kind of album has a knack of selling in markets that you wouldn’t normally imagine. It’s a great album too, let’s hope there are many more to come.
The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk was streamed on Sunday 20 December., imbued with a festive flavour to raise the spirits
More about Josh: http://getreadytorock.me.uk/blog/?s=%22Josh+Taerk%22
David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 20 December 2020 and announces the results of the Popular Poll for Best of 2020.
UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 20 December 2020 and includes Pete’s best of the year selections
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Featured Albums w/c 11 January 2021 (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 UNRULY CHILD Our Glass House (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 SERGEANT STEEL Truck Tales (Boyz Tyme Records)
14:00-16:00 DAN REED Liftoff (Zero Entertainment)
Power Plays w/c 11 January 2021 (Mon-Fri)
BLACK SPIDERS – Good Times (Dark Riders Records/Cargo Records)
GRAVITY MACHINE Standing Stones (Zyse Records)
EMPIIRES Love Or Hate (TLG Entertainment/INgrooves)
RAY FENWICK Tam Tam (Singsong Music)
DEAD REYNOLDS Voices (The Fort)
LAYLA ZOE Don’t Wanna Help Anyone (indie)
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