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Gig review: FOREIGNER – Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

FOREIGNER - Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

The bets were on.  Would Mick Jones appear at this first UK date of a massive 40th anniversary world tour?  The omens weren’t good as four songs in the band played one of the massive “hits” (and somewhat ridiculous without … Continue reading

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Album review: FOREIGNER – With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

FOREIGNER - With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

earMUSIC [Release date 27.04.18] 2-CD As rock gets old, anniversaries and special editions are the order of the day.  I can’t see the current crop of younger rock bands having this luxury 40, or even 25, years on.  But, for … 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: GARY WRIGHT & WONDERWHEEL – Ring Of Changes

GARY WRIGHT & WONDERWHEEL - Ring Of Changes

Esoteric [Release date 29.07.16] Best known for his hit single ‘Dreamweaver’ in 1976, and his time in Spooky Tooth, Gary Wright’s ‘Ring Of Changes’ was made in 1972 but, in spite of a single release (included as a bonus track), … Continue reading

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Gig review: FOREIGNER – London Palladium, 7 June 2016

FOREIGNER – London Palladium, 7 June 2016

John Parr had been due to open up for Foreigner at this prestigious gig, but had to cancel and Deborah Bonham stepped up at short notice. The younger sister of the infamous Led Zep sticksman has a powerful set of … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOOKY TOOTH – The Island Years (An Anthology) 1967-74

SPOOKY TOOTH – The Island Years (An Anthology) 1967-74

This is an edited version of the interview with Spooky Tooth keyboard player/vocalist Mike Harrison that appeared on the Pete Feenstra Feature, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 17 May 2015 (13:16) UMC [Release date 27.04.15] ‘The Island Years’ is a … Continue reading

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Album review: FOREIGNER – The Best Of Foreigner 4 And More

FOREIGNER - The Best Of Foreigner 4 And More

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 08.12.14] Foreigner are are getting like fellow classic rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon releasing live albums and re-recording classic songs, as opposed to recording new music. Their last studio album was 2009′s excellent ‘Can’t Slow Down’ … Continue reading

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Album review: RONNIE LANE MEMORIAL CONCERT

One For The Road - Ronnie Lane Memorial Concert

Angel Air [Release date: 04.08.14] A decade has passed since the memorial concert for Ronnie Lane was held at the Royal Albert Hall, dripping with artists paying tribute to the Small Faces/Faces legend.  Angel Air has taken the opportunity of … Continue reading

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Gig review: FOREIGNER – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 12 April 2014

Foreigner - Shepherd

A different gig tonight as Foreigner were playing unplugged, their only UK acoustic date slotted in after their headlining tour with Europe and FM was announced. Not quite the sell-out that the full electric tour has been but a healthy … Continue reading

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Album review: FOREIGNER – I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads

Foreigner - The Ballads

earMUSIC [Release date 03.02.14] You can’t help thinking this ballads collection is something of a cash-in in advance of the band’s spring tour with Europe and FM.  There are no new tracks but newcomers may be interested in the note-perfect … Continue reading

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Interview with bass icon NORMAN WATT-ROY (June 2013)

After a 46 year career that has made him a bass icon, Norman Watt-Roy finally has finally recorded his first ever solo album ‘Faith & Grace’ – cockney rhyming slang for bass. With a career that started with playing American … Continue reading

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TAURUS TRAKKER – Building Ten

Second album from this west London duo of Martin Muscatt (vocals/guitars) and Allison Phillips (drums/vocals). They even have a rather special guest in the Clash’s Mick Jones, who adds his guitar to the title track. Musically this reminded me of … Continue reading

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