Category Archives: ALBUM REVIEWS

Album review: SPREAD EAGLE – Subway To The Stars

SPREAD EAGLE - Subway To The Stars

Frontiers [Release date 09.08.19] Those lovely people at Frontiers have treated us to another fine slab of late 80’s/early 90’s rock, the spotlight this time falling on New York’s Spread Eagle. Not so much of a comebaclk in this case … Continue reading

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Album review: SOLEIL MOON – Warrior

SOLEIL MOON - Warrior

Frontiers [Release date 09.08.19] Soleil Moon formed as a collaboration between singer Larry King (Michael Thompson Band) and keyboardist John Blasucci (Dennis De Young) back in 1999 and have released two albums to date, both of which any self-respecting AOR … Continue reading

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Album review: ROXY BLUE – Roxy Blue

ROXY BLUE - Roxy Blue

Frontiers [Release date 09.08.19] Coming a mere 25 years since their debut album (“Want Some”), Roxy Blue are back with a brand new album, very good it is too, and with the exception of guitarist Jeffrey Wade Caughron, the band … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MEMBERS – Version

THE MEMBERS - Version

Cleopatra Records [Release date 16.08.19] I can’t say I know a lot about punk rock mavericks The Members, beyond a vague recollection of their 1979 hit single ‘The Sound Of The Suburbs’, my allegiances back in the 1970′s being firmly … Continue reading

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Quick plays: VISIONATICA, ARDOURS

VISIONATICA - Enigma Fire

VISIONATICA Enigma Fire (Frontiers) [Release date 12.07.19] You have to ask yourself, on occasions, where has originality gone? Visionatica, a[nother] female fronted symphonic metal band, this time, from Nuremberg, failed to make much of a global ‘splash’ with their 2016 … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DUFFY & BIRD, DREW HOLCOMB, TIM GRIMM, BOB BRADSHAW, 3TIMES7

DUFFY & BIRD - Spirit Level

DUFFY & BIRD Spirit Level [Release date 20.09.19] You can’t go wrong with a voice and an acoustic guitar.  That is, if you’ve a decent singer, a decent song, and decent player.  It’s a formula as old as the hills. … Continue reading

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Album review: BERLIN – Transcendance

BERLIN - Transcendance

Cleopatra Records [Release date 16.08.19] OK, hands up who can name a Berlin number other than ‘Take My Breath Away’?  I certainly can’t, and I used to have a vinyl copy of their 1984 album Love Life.  But to be … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Backbone

earMusic [Release date 06.09.19] On the release day of this album I will be avoiding social media at all costs. The luddites and trolls will be out in force to decry this album as a travesty and a slur on the Quo legacy, produced, … Continue reading

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Album review: SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – Road Chronicles: Live!

Supersonic Blues Machine - Road Chronicles: Live!

Provogue [Release date 12.07.19] Supersonic Blues Machine ‘Road Chronicles: Live!’, is snapshot of an evolving band on one night at the end of a 10 date European run of dates, rather than the culmination of a lengthy tour as in … Continue reading

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Album review: DONNIE VIE – Beautiful Days

DONNIE VIE - Beautful Things

Deko Music [Release date 07.06.19] Former Enuff Z’Nuff vocalist Donnie Vie returns with a new album, his first in four years and a treat as it looked that after his last album, ‘The White Album’, he wasn’t overly keen on … Continue reading

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Album review: MOB RULES – Beast Over Europe

MOB RULES - Beast Over Europe

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 13.09.19] Germany. Spiritual home of power metal. Influenced by British classic rock of early to mid 80s (think Saxon, Iron Maiden et al), the scene started in mid 80s mid Europe and it’s come a long way … Continue reading

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Album review: SLADE – Feel The Noize The Singlez Box

SLADE - Feel The Noize The Singlez Box

BMG [Release date 31.05.19] One for vinyl lovers, this box is, even at first view, an amazing package. With their roots in the late 60s, Slade found fame in the early 70s and were front runners in the UK Glam … Continue reading

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Album review: RISE TWAIN – Rise Twain

RISE TWAIN - Rise Twain

Inside Out [Release date 06.09.19] Rise Twain are a new project featuring Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of Echolyn, Grey Eye Glances, and Francis Dunnery’s New Progressives) and J.D. Beck (The Scenic Route, Beck-Fields, author & playwright). … Continue reading

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Album review: EIGHTEENTH HOUR – Eighteenth Hour

EIGHTEENTH HOUR - Eighteenth Hour

Escape Music [Release date 23.08.19] Something a bit different on Escape Music, a label more associated with melodic rock and AOR, as Eighteenth Hour are modern rockers. This is the band’s seventh album and they have landed some prestigious support … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DEAD DAISIES – Locked And Loaded

DEAD DAISIES – Locked And Loaded

SPV [Release date 23.08.19] The Dead Daisies have been touring and recording since 2013 when David Lowy put the first line-up of the band together. Now, as the various current members of the band take a year out to concentrate … Continue reading

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Album review: 25 YARD SCREAMER – Natural Satellite

25 YARD SCREAMER - Natural Satellite

White Knight [Release 08.08.19] 25 Yard Screamer might be like the proverbial curate’s egg – very good in patches.  The Welsh prog rockers have been toiling now for the best part of a decade, first achieving GRTR! seal of approval … Continue reading

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Album review: THE IDES OF MARCH – Play On (55th Anniversary)

THE IDES OF MARCH - Play On (55th Anniversary)

IOM Records/Wienerworld [Release date 16.08.19] I am old enough to remember when ‘Vehicle’ by The Ides Of March was a radio hit back in 1970.  It was a slice of jazz rock that chimed with other brass-led rockers of the … Continue reading

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Album review: MONKEY HOUSE – Friday

MONKEY HOUSE - Friday

Alma Records [Release date 02.08.19] Monkey House are flying the flag for Steely Dan and the best we can say is that  ‘Friday’ could have been an album of Steely out-takes.  Given that Walter Becker died in 2017 and with … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Come On Let’s Go! (Power Pop Gems from the 70s and 80s)

Big Beat/Ace [Release date 26.07.19] Every few years a label attempts a new “Power Pop” collection, and this time it’s the turn of Ace Records via their Big Beat imprint.  Dave Burke presents an impressive selection of 70′s and 80′s … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KENTISH SPIRES – Sprezzatura

THE KENTISH SPIRES - Sprezzatura

White Knight [Release date 08.08.19] The Kentish Spires debut – The Last Harvest – released just 12 months ago only narrowly missed out, to Laura Meade, as my album of 2018, so the band’s ‘quick fire’ turnaround with their follow-up … Continue reading

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