Tag Archives: David Bowie

Album review: SMASH FASHION – Rompus Pompous

Electric Pudding Recordings [Release date 13.07.18] It has been a long wait since Smash Fashion gave us the power pop-tastic treat that was their debut album ‘Big Cat Love’. Now they are back with their new album, the gloriously titled ‘Rompus … Continue reading

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Album review: BIG BOY BLOATER AND THE LIMITS – Pills

BIG BOY BLOATER AND THE LIMITS – Pills

Provogue [Release date 15.06.18] Big Boy Bloater And The Limits new CD ‘Pills’ strips things down to the bone in a power trio format, with Bloater on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Cowley on drums and bv’s, bassist Steve Oates … Continue reading

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Album review: TOM TOOMEY – Turquoise

TOM TOOMEY – Turquoise

Pete Feenstra chatted to Tom Toomey in his Feature show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 25 February 2018, including tracks from ‘Turquoise’. Giant Records [Release date 06.01.18] Tom Toomey is best known as the guitarist with The … Continue reading

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Album review: FIVE GRAND STEREO – Sex & Money

FIVE GRAND STEREO – Sex & Money

Five Grand Stereo [Release date 26.01.18] Five Grand Stereo are Chris Singleton (vocals/guitar/piano), Jane Fraser (vocals), Stelios Kalisperides (guitar), Michael Kirkland (sax/synths), Zane Maertens (bass) and Ben Woollacott (drums). Chris Singleton has of course released a series of excellent pop/rock … Continue reading

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Gig review: MIKE GARSON performs Aladdin Sane – Birmingham O2 Institute, 25 November 2017

Lovers of 70s-era David Bowie have been in for a real treat this year. Not only have we had Tony Visconti and original Spider from Mars, Woody Woodmansey, touring the Ziggy Stardust album in full, we now have virtuoso Bowie … Continue reading

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Album review: TRIGGERFINGER – Colossus

Triggerfinger - Colossus

Mascot [Release date 25.08.17] The three piece Belgian rock band Triggerfinger – Ruben Block vocals and guitar, bassist Paul Van Bruystegem and drummer Mario Goossens – push the stylistic envelope with a creative, cross genre, alt.rock album that is aptly … Continue reading

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Book review: THOMAS DOLBY – The Speed of Sound

THOMAS DOLBY - The Speed of Sound

Icon Books www.iconbooks.co.uk [Published 08.06.17] Thomas Morgan Robertson become Thomas Dolby after his friends named him after the famous Dolby noise reduction device found on many 70′s and 80′s sound systems. Most will know the name for his early 80′s … Continue reading

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Album review: AYREON – The Source

Ayreon - The Source

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 28.04.17] It’s 12 years since Ayreon’s first album ‘The Final Experiment’ and the key elements of a conceptual sci-fi story with prog rock underpinnings remain at the heart of the new album ‘The Source.’ It’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: HOLY HOLY – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 30 March 2017

HOLY HOLY - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 30 March 2017

“He’s fucking sacked us,” Spiders bass player, Trevor Bolder, was seen to mouth when David Bowie announced at the Hammersmith Odeon in October 1973 that it would be the final Ziggy show ever. Tragically, like Bowie, Bolder and his former … Continue reading

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Album review: PETER MURPHY – Bare-Boned and Sacred

PETER MURPHY – Bare-Boned and Sacred

Metropolis Records [release date 10.03.17] Best known for fronting Bauhaus, (and starring in that Maxell tape cassette advert) in the early ‘80’s, Peter Murphy has released 10 solo albums in the 30 years since.  This live album was recorded in … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDER- Rip It Up

THUNDER- Rip It Up

In this interview edit Pete Feenstra chats to Danny Bowes from Thunder  (3:10). Check out the full interview: earMUSIC [Release date 10.02.17] The claims that Thunder are bigger, better and harder than before are indeed born out by their new … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND – Fingers Crossed

IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND - Fingers Crossed

[Release Date 16.09.16] The loss of so many of rock’s greats in 2016 reminds us that we should cherish those still left from the golden generation, particularly those who still have something to say. Ian Hunter falls into this category, … Continue reading

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EP reviews: METAL ALLEGIANCE, LOVE/LESS, INTO THE FIRE

METAL ALLEGIANCE – Fallen Heroes Nuclear Blast [Release date 12.08.16] Metal Allegiance is a metal supergroup whose current line-up includes Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy and Mike Menghi. This three song EP pays tribute to the recent … Continue reading

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Gig review: 80’s INVASION TOUR – Edinburgh Playhouse, 20 March 2016 (Big Country, Midge Ure)

80’s INVASION TOUR – Edinburgh Playhouse, 20 March 2016

The 80’s are rapidly becoming the new 60’s in terms of misty eyed nostalgia. The teenagers of the 80’s are now in the 40 to 50 ish bracket with the disposable income (allegedly!) to indulge themselves and relive their teen … Continue reading

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News: R.I.P. DAVID BOWIE

David Bowie

R.I.P. DAVID BOWIE 1947-2016 David Bowie has died at the age of 69 from cancer. His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded … Continue reading

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Album review: FISCHER’S FLICKER – Fornever And Never

FISCHER

Lavender Kartydid Music [Release date 15.08.15] ‘Fornever And Never’ by Chicago Fisher’s Flicker is a bewildering musical journey that reflects its leader’s Scott Fischer’s eclectic musical background. Described by his PR as a ‘a vast musical amusement park’, Scott Fischer … Continue reading

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Album review: LISA RONSON – Emperors Of Medieval Japan

LINDA RONSON - Emperors Of Medieval Japan

Maniac Squat Records [Release date 09.11.15] Back in 1974 David Bowie, regaled us with tales of a skeletal post-apocalyptic landscape of Diamond Dogs.  By then, Mick Ronson was no longer his trusted foil, but 40 years later Ronson’s daughter seems … Continue reading

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Album review: TODD GRIFFIN – Mountain Man

              Bad Reputation [Release date 22.12.14] ‘Mountain Man’ has a lovely retro feel – part garage rock, part straight ahead rock and roll – and survivor’s lyrics that never dim in their optimistic outlook. … Continue reading

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Album review: PETER FRAMPTON – Hummingbird In A Box

Peter Frampton - Hummingbird In A Box

Red/Sony [Released 07.07.14] There are not many artists who pursue a new musical direction deep into their career let alone on their 15th studio album. But Peter Frampton is no ordinary artist. He’s never stood still since his days with … Continue reading

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Album review: KICKHUNTER – Southern Kicks

Kickhunter - Southern Kicks

Phoenix[Release date 2014] Kickhunter are the kind of band that makes you realize globalization is right here on your door step. Hailing from Hamburg, they are essentially a southern rock band with classic rock influences and have have toured with … Continue reading

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