Tag Archives: MOR

Album review: ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION – The Polydor Years

ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION - The Polydor Years

Caroline Records [Release date 31.05.19] Formed in Georgia, USA, 1970, the Atlanta Rhythm Section (at least initially) a southern rock band, albeit with a touch more MOR and blue-eyed soul. The original line-up was Rodney Justo (vocals), Barry Bailey (guitar), … Continue reading

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Album review: JW-JONES – High Temperature

JW Jones - High Temperature

Solid Blues Records [Release date 02.06.17] Award winning Canadian blues-rock guitarist JW-Jones ditches most of the rock elements to ingratiate himself with the industry hotbed that is Nashville. ‘High Temperature’ showcases a handful of good songs that have one eye … Continue reading

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Album review: LITTLE RIVER BAND – The Big Box (6 Disc incl DVD)

LITTLE RIVER BAND - The Big Box

The Store For Music [Release date 28.04.17] The only problem with this welcome 5-CD/DVD boxed set is repetition.  In more recent years Little River Band have seemingly sought to reinvent their past with not a lot of new material.  (Some … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROD STEWART – 02 Arena, London, 27 February 2017

ROD STEWART- 02 Arena, London, 27 February 2017

The death of so many stars in 2016 – from Bowie and Prince to Rick Parfitt and George Michael – makes it all the more imperative that we catch the greats of rock and pop while we still can. One … Continue reading

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Album review: CORNERSTONE – Reflections

CORNERSTONE - Reflections

Atom Records [Release date 29.07.16] One of the most extensive PR packs that I’ve seen accompanies this release – it looks more like an upmarket property purchase pack than a band/album synopsis.  Although listings for the last three years of … Continue reading

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Album review: JUDITH OWEN – Somebody’s Child

JUDITH OWEN - Somebody

Twanky Records [Release date 06.05.16] Pianist-singer-songwriter Judith Owen has come up with just about the perfect ‘easy listening’ album. Genre hopping, from the influences of the very best from Laurel Canyon to Stevie Wonder and everything in between, she puts … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL GUZZONE – Chasing The Moon

Triple Z Music [Release date 2013] New York based Paul Guzzone describes himself as ‘an electronic troubadour’.  He’s big on sonic textures, wry narratives, catchy hooks and songs that draw you in. ‘Chasing The Moon’ is an unlikely but successful … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: DAVID GATES, MISTRESS, CRASHDIET, REINXEED, SAVATAGE

MISTRESS  Loveteaser www.reverbnation.com/mistressrockband New Zealand band Mistress wants to bring back that 80’s hair metal sound…on a £2.53 budget judging by the sound. Mind you legendary producer Beau Hill does remix one song on here, ‘She’s A Sinner’. Siggy Signal … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN NICKOLOFF – Get Out Of My Way

John Nickoloff

Independent/TSM [Release date: 02.05.13] John Nickoloff opens his debut 5 track EP/CD ‘Get Out Of My Way’ with hard rock pretensions but gradually moves towards radio friendly MOR material. Either way he’s got a great rock voice that effortlessly brings … Continue reading

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