Tag Archives: Iron Butterfly

Album review: CAPTAIN BEYOND – Lost And Found 1972–1973

Cleopatra [Release date 02.06.17] Somewhat of a trans-Atlantic supergroup in their day, Captain Beyond formed in 1971 and originally featured guitarist Larry Rhino Reinhardt and bassist Lee Dorman (both of Iron Butterfly), original Deep Purple vocalist Rod Evans (wanting to … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUES IMAGE feat. MIKE PINERA – Timeless

BLUES IMAGE feat. MIKE PINERA - Timeless

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra [Release date 31.03.17) Perhaps best known for his stint in Blues Image, Mike Pinera was also for a time a member of seminal heavy metallers Iron Butterfly.  Unsurprisingly, a version of the classic ‘In A Gadda Da Vida’ … Continue reading

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Album review: IRON BUTTERFLY – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (reissue)

IRON BUTTERFLY - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (reissue)

Salvo [Release date 27.10.14] In terms of psychedelic rock heavyweights of the late-1960s, they don’t come much heavier than Iron Butterfly.  Sometimes even credited for inventing the heavy metal idiom -  as epitomised by the 17 minute title track.  The … Continue reading

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Album review: MATT SCHOFIELD – Far As I Can See

        Provogue [Release date 17.02.14] ‘Far As I Can See’ could be the breakthrough album for Matt Schofield, a major Brit blues talent who has teetered on the brink of success for some time. This is an … Continue reading

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Album Review: THE IT*MEN – Greatest Hits

Stow House Records [Release Date 2013] Such is the unlikely life story and desperate pun off the album title, that you do start to wonder if the whole The It* Men thing is a spoof, or a thinly disguised reference … Continue reading

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Album Review: NIK TURNER – Space Gypsy

Cleopatra Records [Release Date:04/11/13] Surprise, surprise! After a bewildering number of recent projects, Hawkwind founder member Nik Turner has gone back to his space rocking best. He may currently be busy touring the US with his ‘Space Ritual’ show, but … Continue reading

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