Tag Archives: classic rock

News: Albums of the Month (July 2020 – September 2020)

DEEP PURPLE - Whoosh!

MAGENTA Masters Of Illusion (Tiger Moth) It turns back the years without ever being ‘retro’ and I would suggest is comfortably the best Magenta album since Home.  Masters Of Illusion – The Musical, anyone?   ***** (Pete Whalley) WALTER TROUT Ordinary … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE ROLLING STONES – Steel Wheels Live – Atlantic City, New Jersey

THE ROLLING STONES - Steel Wheels Live - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Eagle Vision/Universal [Release date 25.09.20] Now, this is a beauty of a release, and one that I have been waiting for as I have had a bootleg of this show since early 1990 and this has now been restored, remixed … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – 50 Years Of Jethro Tull (2-CD)

MARTIN BARRE - 50 Years Of Jethro Tull

The Store For Music [Release date 16.10.20] The first thing to say is that the cover, both inside and out, of this 50 year celebration is a tad misleading.  You could be forgiven for thinking that it is a retrospective … Continue reading

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Album review: SLADE – Come On Feel The Hitz: The Best Of Slade

SLADE - Come On Feel The Hitz

BMG [Release date 25.09.20] You have to love Slade – one of Britain’s finest hit makers during the 70s and were strongly associated with the glam rock and hard rock scenes. But with a unique frontman (and one of the … Continue reading

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Album review: TRAPEZE – The Box Sets

TRAPEZE - Medusa

Cherry Red (Release date 18/09/20) The talented trio at the core of Trapeze, Mel Galley, Glenn Hughes and Dave Holland, progressively elevated the band’s unique brand of hard/funk rock, constantly overhauling their own template during that lineup’s short lifespan (1970-73). … Continue reading

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Album review: EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – New York Live

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS - New York Live

Angel Air Records [Release date 21.08.20] This album is the last official live recording for the band with Barry Masters on vocals. Barry was a fixture in the Hot Rods from the beginning back in 1975 and until his death … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL SABU – Heartbreak & Only Child

ONLY CHILD

Rock Candy Records Remasters [Release date 07.08.20] From the moment he burst onto the disco music scene in the late seventies, the legend that is Paul Sabu has been inundated with accolades… “best this…”, “best that…”, but he never truly … Continue reading

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Gig review: COLLATERAL – Leo’s, The Red Lion, Gravesend, Friday 4 September 2020

Collateral at Leo

After months of musical isolation, what could be better than stumbling on a gig when you least expect it and then re-discovering a stellar band on the rise. They say momentum is everything in rock music, and Collateral aren’t about … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot … CODE OF SILENCE – Dark Skies Over Babylon

CODE OF SILENCE - Dark Skies Over Babylon

Mausoleum Records (Europe) Rubicon (Japan) (2013) Described by GRTR! reviewer Alan Jones as ‘a truly genre-bending tour de force, which, whilst having melodic metal at its heart, makes frequent forays into the diverse worlds of progressive rock, heavy metal, shred … Continue reading

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Album review: JEFFERSON STARSHIP – Mother of the Sun

JEFFERSON STARSHIP – Mother of the Sun

Golden Robot Records [Release date 21.08.20] Jefferson Starship release new music for the first time in 12 years, although it is only seven songs so not quite an album but maybe longer than an EP?! Jefferson Starship/Starship have been through … Continue reading

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News – KING CRIMSON, NEIL YOUNG, ULTRAVOX (September 2020)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

King Crimson release a 26-disc set, ‘The Complete 1969 Recordings’, through Panegyric on October 23. It features a brand new Dolby Atmos mix by Steven Wilson of the band’s 1969 debut album ‘In The Court of the Crimson King’, and includes … Continue reading

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Album review: HUSTLER – Reloaded

HUSTLER - Reloaded

Black Cat Records [Release date 07.08.20] Many won’t know the name Hustler, however back in the 70’s they released two albums on A&M, supported Queen on that band’s first headline tour and toured with Status Quo in Europe. The band … Continue reading

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Album review: ACE FREHLEY – Origins Vol 2

ACE FREHLEY - Origins Vol 2

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 18.09.20] Original Kiss guitarist Ace releases his ninth studio album and after the success of 2016’s Origins Vol 1 (which hit #23 in the Billboard 200), we get a Volume 2, and again it’s pretty damn good … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUE OYSTER CULT – 45th Anniversary Live In London

BLUE OYSTER CULT – 45th Anniversary Live In London

Frontiers Records [Release date 07.08.20] In 2017, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Blue Oyster Cult’s debut release, a string of dates across Europe – festivals, stand alone headline gigs – was put in place, culminating in this concert at … Continue reading

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Book review: On track…THE WHO (Every album, every song) – Geoffrey Feakes

On track...THE WHO (Every album, every song) - Geoffrey Feakes

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 17.08.20] One of the good things about any book like this, it encourages you to either dig out old vinyl or notice that you’ve missed something. In the case of The Who they released their latest … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONHEART – The Reality Of Miracles

LIONHEART - The Reality Of Miracles

Metalville Records [Release date 31.07.20] Lionheart’s second album since returning in 2016 and big expectations from this reviewer as their 2017 release ‘Second Nature’ was a classy piece of melodic hard rock. Lionheart have done it again, quite possibly pipping … 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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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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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Whoosh!

DEEP PURPLE - Whoosh!

Ear Music [Release date 07.08.20] Classic rock legends Deep Purple remain a star on the highway, heading towards the next decade with studio album number 21. Long gone are the lengthier tracks, but the band’s ability to find a groove … Continue reading

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Single reviews: JEFFERSON STARSHIP, LIONHEART, MICHAEL DES BARRES

JEFFERSON STARSHIP - It

JEFFERSON STARSHIP It’s About Time Golden Robot Records [Release date 13.07.20] When the history of 20th Century Rock is written, Jefferson Airplane will have a chapter all to itself. Anyone who was paying attention knows it evolved into the much … Continue reading

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