Monthly Archives: August 2020

Album review: ALCATRAZZ – Born Innocent

ALCATRAZZ - Born Innocent

Silver Lining [Release date 31.07.20] There’s still heavy traffic on the rock’n’roll road back from obscurity, with Alcatrazz among an elite few jockeying for position in the fast lane. The band threatened to break through several times in the eighties, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MIGHTY BOSSCATS – Ticket to Memphis

The Mighty Bosscats - Ticket To Memphis

Self Release [Release date 24.04.20] Richard Townsend’s ‘Ticket To Memphis’ is another impressive release from a singer song writer and band leader with a world view. That said, ‘Ticket To Memphis’ isn’t quite what it appears to be. Firstly, it’s … Continue reading

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EP review: BLACK LESION – Mindless Feeding Device

BLACK LESION – Mindless Feeding Device

Facebook [Release date 14.08.20] Black Lesion are a three-piece hard-rock band from Edinburgh, who had managed a few live dates under their belts before the pandemic struck. It is very frustrating and sad in equal measures that bands, particularly up … Continue reading

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Album review: CAYLEE HAMMACK – If It Wasn’t For You

CAYLEE HAMMACK - If It Wasn't For You

Spinefarm Records [Release date 14.08.20] This is Caylee Hammack’s debut album – a huge moment in any artist’s career, and invariably something they’ve been working towards for a long time. In Caylee’s case she has pedigree – and that can … Continue reading

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Album review: MARY COUGHLAN – Life Stories

Mary Coughlan - Life Stories

Hail Mary Music [Release date 04.09.20] Mary Coughlan’s ‘Life Stories’ is a beautifully crafted and partly autobiographical work that finds her in reflective mood, some 35 years after her breakthrough ‘Tired & Emotional’ album. In many ways she’s still “tired … Continue reading

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DVD review: INXS – Live Baby Live

INXS - Live Baby Live

Eagle [Release date 26.06.20] INXS are one of the few bands that could blend rock, pop and dance music and successfully take it to the stadiums all over the world. They were an absolute machine of a band, and no … Continue reading

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Album review: ANNIE DRESSNER – Coffee at the Corner Bar

ANNIE DRESSNER – Coffee at the Corner Bar

Website [Release date 15.05.20] An American in Cambridge, since moving to the city by the Cam, Annie Dressner have been creating some of the most enchanting modern folk around with material that transports you easily to her home country. This … Continue reading

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Album review: READ OUT LOUD – Read Out Loud

READ OUT LOUD

Facebook Read Out Loud is formed around guitarist Tim Read (ex-Chrome Molly, Demon). He is joined by two current members of Demon – guitarist Paul Hume (although he plays bass on the album, as well as producing it) and drummer … Continue reading

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Album review: JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

CHEDX [Release date 14.08.20] Jack Bessant is a solo singer-songwriter and the bassist in platinum selling rock band Reef. For Jack this album is something of a catharsis, confronting an intensely personal subject that has been buried deep. “I had … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONVILLE – Magic Is Alive

LIONVILLE - Magic Is Alive

Frontiers Records [Release date 07.08.20] Fourth album from Lionville, an emphatically Westcoast Rock band. Each new release confirms that guitarist/songwriter Stefano Leonetti couldn’t have found a more suitable front man than Lars (Work Of Art) Safsund. What this celebrated vocalist … Continue reading

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Album review: SAVOY BROWN – Ain’t Done Yet

Savoy Brown - Ain't Done Yet

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kim Simmonds and played tracks from the new album for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 26 July 2020 Quarto Valley Records [Release date 28.08.20] ‘Ain’t Done Yet’ is Savoy Brown’s 41st album on which … Continue reading

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News: URIAH HEEP, SLADE, DEF LEPPARD, JON GOMM (August 2020)

URIAH HEEP – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 14 December 2018

Uriah Heep (pictured above) have announced they will start work on their next studio album in February. Overkill are currently ‘hard at work’ on their next album. Slade release a new best of, a double CD entitled ‘Cum On Feel … Continue reading

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EP review: THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

Mascot Records [Release date 21.08.20] The Georgia Thunderbolts hail from Rome, Georgia, and comprise vocalist TJ Lyle, Riley Couzzourt (guitar), Logan Tolbert (guitar), Zach Everett (bass, harmony vocals, keys), and Bristol Perry (drums). Friends since high school, the band have … Continue reading

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EP review: SEMISONIC – You’re Not Alone

SEMISONIC – You’re Not Alone

Order link [Release date 18.09.20] Back in 2001 Semisonic went on hiatus before returning in 2017 with a series of shows. In between times singer and main songwriter Dan Wilson enjoyed a successful career as a songwriter and producer for … Continue reading

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Album review: MORSE, PORTNOY, GEORGE – Cov3r To Cov3r

MORSE, PORTNOY, GEORGE – Cov3r To Cov3r

Inside Out [Release date 24.07.20] Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George. Three titans of modern prog locked together to fight the elements and stride forth on their third covers album, each one bringing their ‘A Game’ as they join … Continue reading

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Album review: RAMOS – My Many Sides

RAMOS – My Many Sides

Frontiers [Release date 07.08.20] If you’re expecting the polished melodic rock sound of Hugo, Journey or The Storm, then look away now. The clue is in the title. There’s not many sides of Josh Ramos on display here, and the … Continue reading

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