Monthly Archives: April 2021

Album review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Live at Knebworth ‘76

Lynyrd Skynyrd “Live at Knebworth ‘76”

Eagle Rock Entertainment [Release date  .21] “Live at Knebworth ‘76” is the recently released live film and soundtrack from legendary Southern rock royalty Lynyrd Skynyrd. Whilst clips have been released from the film over the years, most notably in the … Continue reading

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Album review: SENTON BOMBS – Aerial Threat

SENTON BOMBS - Aerial Threat

Regolith Records [Release date 27.03.21] Blackpool’s Senton Bombs have recently unleashed their sixth album “Aerial Threat”, a tasty blend of punk, blues and rock, with the odd country twinge, and it follows up 2018’s “Outsiders” nicely. Of the fourteen tracks … Continue reading

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Album review: ALICE COOPER – Three Temptations From Alice

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Floating World [Release date 11.6.21] With Alice Cooper’s new album “Detroit Stories” garnering plenty of media attention, this timely 2CD set collects his three Epic label albums which were originally released between 1989 and 1994. For “Trash” he teamed up … Continue reading

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Album review: FALSE MEMORIES – The Last Night Of Fall

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Frontiers [Release date 07.05.21] Guitarist, Francesco Savino founded False Memories in 2015, but it was only when he recruited vocalist, Rossella Moscatelli in 2018 that the band’s career gained some momentum. Subsequently, they were one of a mere handful of … Continue reading

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Album review: THE COSMIC TRIP ADVISORS – Wrong Again Albert (2 CDs)

THE COSMIC TRIP ADVISORS - Wrong Again Albert

Bad Reputation France [Release date 09.04.21] Here’s an interesting tale to tell. Rock band, The Cosmic Trip Advisors fly from native Scotland to a “fancy ass” studio in Sweden to record an album, to be done in double quick time. … Continue reading

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Book review: Decades – Focus in the 1970s (Stephen Lambe)

Decades - Focus in the 1970s (Stephen Lambe)

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 30.04.21] At the outset I should declare an interest.  As an inveterate Focus-watcher since the early 1970s, author of articles about the band for Record Collector magazine, liner notes, and the first book about Jan Akkerman … Continue reading

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Album review: SUITCASE SAM – Goodnight Riverdale Park

Suitcase Sam - Goodnight Riverdale Park

Pete Feenstra chatted to Suitcase Sam for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in May 2021, playing tracks from the album ‘Goodnight Riverdale Park’ Curve Music [Release date 28.05.21] Suitcase Sam once described himself as: “The something else you are searching … Continue reading

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Album review: ELIANA CARGNELUTTI – Aur

ELIANA CARGNELUTTI - Aur

www.elianacargnelutti.com [Release date 07.05.21] When we saw Eliana at Giants Of Rock in January 2020 we would never have guessed that in the space of a few weeks live music famine would ensue.  She apparently had breezed in last minute … Continue reading

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Album review: REFLECTION CLUB – Still Thick As A Brick

REFLECTION CLUB - Still Thick As A Brick

Madvedge Records [Release date 03.03.21] How do you out-Tull Jethro Tull?  Well you put together an album pastiche and call it Still Thick As A Brick.  Package it up in a large format digi-book and add in the ubiquitous 5.1 … Continue reading

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Album review: HONEY AND THE BEAR – Journey Through The Roke

HONEY AND THE BEAR – Journey Through The Roke

www.honeyandthebear.co.uk [Release date 23.04.21] East Anglian-based duo Lucy and Jon Hart, performing as Honey and The Bear, return with their second album. Like many musicians, especially on the folk circuit, they would normally have spent a lot of the past … Continue reading

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Album review: DR FEELGOOD – Greatest Hits

Album review: DR FEELGOOD – Greatest Hits

Grand Records [Release date 02.04.21] This compilation marks the 50th anniversary of Dr Feelgood, the Canvey Island rhythm and blues maestros originally led by the incendiary guitarist Wilko Johnson and gravel-voiced frontman/harmonica player Lee Brilleaux. The band was at its … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN MCAULEY – Standing On The Edge

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Frontiers [Release date 07.05.21] Robin McAuley has been very busy of late. Following on from his return stint with Michael Schenker he then went on to front the Black Swan project, joining Jeff Pilson and Reb Beach, who released the excellent ‘Shake The World’ … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK SPIDERS – Black Spiders

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Cargo Records [Release date 26.03.21] Get those middle fingers raised and hail the return of the mighty Black Spiders! The band are back with most of the original line up in place and they are rocking as hard as ever. … Continue reading

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Album review: MOTORHEAD – Louder Than Noise… Live In Berlin

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Silver Lining Music [Release date 23.04.21] High on my list of memorable gigs is a night spent with Motorhead at Newcastle City Hall back in November 2012. Motorhead were on top form that night and when you add in a … Continue reading

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Album review: TRENTE – Aveugle & Sourd

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Bad Reputation [Release date 02.04.21] Bringing new meaning to the saying “Les Trente Glorieuses”, unmistakeably French rock band, Trente, treat us to a reductive fusion of pop and rock, with Aveugle & Sourd (blind and deaf). Stating the obvious perhaps, … Continue reading

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Album review: FLESH & BLOOD – Blues For Daze (remaster w/ 2 bonus)

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Bad Reputation France [Release date 05.03.21] Something of a Melodic Rock Supergroup, Flesh & Blood was put together in the early nineties by Touch/Drive She Said’s talented songwriter and producer, Mark Mangold. Tyketto’s Danny Vaughn and Al (TSO/Savatage) Pitrelli were … Continue reading

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Album review: ED COSENS – Fortunes Favour

ED COSENS - Fortunes Favou

Distiller Records [Release date 09.04.21] Ed Cosens is the guitarist and one of the main songwriters in the Reverend and the Makers (one of the band’s former members Dave Sanderson appears on this album), a band who have been around … Continue reading

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Album review: STINGRAY (Remaster with bonus track)

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Bad Reputation France [Release date 05.03.21] Enterprising French label, Bad Reputation, has been bringing some excellent new material to our attention recently. But for now we’ll focus on some classic blasts from the past, beginning with criminally overlooked South African … Continue reading

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Album review: TEMPLE BALLS – Pyromide

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Frontiers [Release date 16.03.21] Despite the diabolically bad band name, Temple Balls’ popularity and reputation continue to grow. Produced by Jonah (HEAT) Tee, Pyromide is their third album. Their high energy melodic rock songs have a bright, brash ebullience. But … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Riding The Rock Machine

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Grapefruit/Cherry Red [Release date 23.03.21] Riding The Rock Machine is a supremely enjoyable, 60 track slice of cultural history. The UK’s pop and rock legacy should be considered a National Treasure, to be protected and promoted. Grapefruit/ Cherry Red are … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBBIE LaBLANC – Double Trouble

ROBBIE LaBLANC- Double Trouble

Escape Music (Release date 16.04.21) Robbie LaBlanc is not only one of the melodic rock world’s most admired singers, but increasingly its most prolific. It’s only a few months since I reviewed the East Temple Avenue album he lent his … Continue reading

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Album review: FM – Tough It Out Live

FM Tough It Out Live

Frontiers Records (Release date 09.04.21) It already seems a long time ago but one of the gig highlights of the winter before the pandemic struck was the Big-Three-O tour in which FM, together with Dan Reed Network and Gun, celebrated … Continue reading

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Album review: SWEET OBLIVION (feat Geoff Tate) – Relentless

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Frontiers Music [Release date 09.03.21] Another Italian job. The Sweet Oblivion (feat Geoff Tate) debut was co-written by Tate and DGM guitarist/producer, Simone Mularoni. Relentless is the follow up, and it’s been been co-written and produced by another multi-talented Italian … Continue reading

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Album review: GILBY CLARKE – The Gospel Truth

GILBY CLARKE - The Gospel Truth

Golden Robot Records [Release date  23.04.21] Later this month Gilby Clarke releases his fifth studio album “The Gospel Truth”, his first new solo album since 2001’s “Swag” and it is a welcome return. He has kept himself busy since leaving … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTY FRIEDMAN – Tokyo Jukebox 3

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Mascot Records/The Players Club [Release date 16.03.21] Still mining a rich seam of J-pop, guitarist Marty (Megadeth) Friedman is now on his third Tokyo Jukebox album of instrumentals. The J-Pop genre is ubiquitous in Japan, the country Friedman has called … Continue reading

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